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Mathieu Plourde

Deepfakes are coming. We're not ready. - 0 views

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    "That democratization of forgery is just around the corner. "I would say within another 18 to 24 months, that technology is going to get to a point where the human brain may not be able to decipher it," Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, recently told me. Soon, the forger will consistently fool us."
Mathieu Plourde

Working in Non-Harvard Higher Ed - 0 views

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    "The well-being of public college instructors is far more important to national life than anything that happens at Harvard."
Mathieu Plourde

The Free-College Movement in America Is Dying - 0 views

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    "The kalamazoo promise was simple. Live here, go to school, and your tuition is paid for. But with scale comes complication. The idea of free college is still in its infancy-it took 28 years to get the Morrill Act right, and it's only been 13 since the Kalamazoo Promise. But in the current political climate, the path forward is murky and winding, and that makes it hard for the movement to maintain the momentum it needs. The window of opportunity for nationwide tuition- or debt-free college is still ajar. The next couple of elections could close it completely or throw it wide open.  "
Mathieu Plourde

Activism in the Social Media Age - 0 views

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    "The rise of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag - along with others like #MeToo and #MAGA (Make America Great Again) - has sparked a broader discussion about the effectiveness and viability of using social media for political engagement and social activism. To that end, a new survey by the Center finds that majorities of Americans do believe these sites are very or somewhat important for accomplishing a range of political goals, such as getting politicians to pay attention to issues (69% of Americans feel these platforms are important for this purpose) or creating sustained movements for social change (67%)."
Mathieu Plourde

The college dropout problem most education advocates don't talk about - 0 views

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    "In 2016, more than 40 percent of all students who started at a four-year college six years earlier had not yet earned a degree. Odds are that most of those students never will. In real terms, this means that nearly two million students who begin college each year will drop out before earning a diploma."
Mathieu Plourde

Navigating the New Curriculum Landscape: Introduction - 0 views

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    "To better understand how states are using OER to meet curriculum and instructional materials needs, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and New America analyzed thousands of pages of state policies, legislation, and curriculum documents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Based upon this nationwide scan, we homed in on 14 states undertaking innovative work leveraging OER and conducted in-depth interviews with education leaders from those states. "
Mathieu Plourde

Why it's as hard to escape an echo chamber as it is to flee a cult - 0 views

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    "The echo chamber doesn't need any bad connectivity to function. Limbaugh's followers have full access to outside sources of information. According to Jamieson and Cappella's data, Limbaugh's followers regularly read - but do not accept - mainstream and liberal news sources. They are isolated, not by selective exposure, but by changes in who they accept as authorities, experts and trusted sources. They hear, but dismiss, outside voices. Their worldview can survive exposure to those outside voices because their belief system has prepared them for such intellectual onslaught."
Mathieu Plourde

Only The Onion Can Save Us Now - 0 views

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    "That's from The Onion, of course-just one of the many sneakily corrosive, sadly spot-on pieces the satirical outlet has published in its 20-year online history, which also includes the likes of "Nation Celebrates Full Week Without Deadly Mass Shooting" and "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule.""
Mathieu Plourde

The real digital revolution - 0 views

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    "In the 1930s most of the nations in the capitalist world experienced widespread severe unemployment, and it appeared resistant to elimination by traditional policies. A new scourge emerged and proved victorious in several nations: fascism. This was the result of an unprecedented development: a mass movement against democracy."
Mathieu Plourde

Three predictions about the future of higher education - 0 views

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    "There's been much debate in recent years about the role of public colleges in an era when students pay for more than half their education in most states. Sure, state funds might make up less than 10 percent of the budget at the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, and Berkeley, but the fact of the matter is that most public colleges couldn't survive if not for their states."
Mathieu Plourde

Positive comments on social media found to influence potential voters - 0 views

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    "When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers."
Mathieu Plourde

The new charter school scheme: This is how GOP and privatizers have bled Pennsylvania s... - 0 views

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    "the charter schools seem to mine the local district of low-cost special education students while leaving the traditional schools with students who have the most severe disabilities. He points to data showing the district's charter schools tends to serve high proportions of low-cost special needs students - those with speech and hearing disabilities, for instance - while serving low proportions of high-cost special needs students, such as those with autism or emotional problems."
Mathieu Plourde

College students are not customers: A political shorthand that needs to die. - 0 views

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    "Legitimate research has determined that student evaluations of professors are biased, and so their "customer ratings" aren't fair. Legitimate research also indicates that while professorial popularity and effectiveness do overlap, one does not immediately signify or correlate with the other. Further, most students don't actually view themselves as customers, because they know how education works and actually want to get one."
Mathieu Plourde

#oops! Gov. Markell's tweet includes suggestive photo - 0 views

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    Gov. Jack Markell is creating a stir on Twitter this morning after a suggestive photo was included in a tweet from his account to promote an education event intended to assist disadvantaged students. Markell, or likely someone tweeting on his behalf, sent out the tweet this morning during an event at Warner Elementary in Wilmington about 10:30 a.m. It included a link to the photo and was deleted 17 minutes later, according to the website Politwoops, which archives tweets posted then deleted by politicians.
Mathieu Plourde

Change the World - 0 views

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    "The technology industry, by sequestering itself from the community it inhabits, has transformed the Bay Area without being changed by it-in a sense, without getting its hands dirty. Throughout most of Silicon Valley's history, its executives have displayed a libertarian instinct to stay as far from politics and government as possible. "
Mathieu Plourde

UD study tracks, analyzes political behavior on mobile devices - 0 views

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    ""These devices have become such an entrenched part of our lives that who can really accurately gauge their own media use?" said Hoffman, associate professor of communication. "Scholars have surveyed people about how and why they use media, but that use is very fluid. It's so interspersed with other daily activities that most people would find it difficult to say exactly how many minutes they spend on particular kinds of websites.""
Mathieu Plourde

With emergence of charter schools, data points out resegregation in state schools - 0 views

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    "According to data from the Delaware Department of Education, the newly-created ninth grade class at Newark Charter School consists of 15 percent Hispanic and African-American students, with representation of low-income students also at 15 percent. This contrasts starkly with the freshman class at Newark High School which is composed of 64 percent African American and Hispanic students and 70 percent low-income students."
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