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I am puzzled by those who do not think that such training may make matters worse. I had thought the data was reasonable on this. Philip Greenspun has another clever angle (as usual). A friend of mine is a top science researcher working as a professor at a state university. Every year he is required […]

Mar 03, 2013

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The academy is getting duller. The Excel sheet masters are everywhere. Or perhaps I am just getting old,  or missing a (silent) spring. One young shoot that makes me smile is the paper entitled: “On the immortality of television sets: “function” in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE”. It is free […]

Dec 31, 2012

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There is a paper in Academic Medicine entitled ‘Can Medical Students Afford to Choose Primary Care? An Economic Analysis of Physician Education Debt Repayment’ (DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e318277a7df). The background being that primary care salaries in the US are below those of specialists. In the UK, as far as I can see, the salary differentials are reversed. […]

I got this via a Dan Colman post. The post highlighted  coming changes reflecting (i) commercial and non commercial interest in elearning and (ii) the escalating cost of HE. But the 5 minute university is not ready to die yet.  

May 12, 2012

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From FtT In the fall I’ll be back from the FTC and teaching again. I want to draw on the wisdom of FtT readers to help me figure out what technology I should be using to present material to students in the classroom. It’s a lecture class, teaching security and privacy to a class of […]

Well my knowledge of Neanderthals is rather limited to the work showing that some of them would likely had red hair. But now a reviewer (Clive Gamble) in Nature of a book on Neanderthals states that” Wynn and Coolidge conclude that today, Neanderthals would be commercial fishermen or mechanics, based on their enormous strength and […]

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