Saturday, September 22, 2012

Reading Room: the latest academic

…of particular note: Wilson's AAUP ideas#NFM should implement more than a fewTNR review recalls latest round of shady edupreneurial sites. Remember tenure-denied Amy Bishop? Nor can I resist the opportunity to cast another caution about analytics and the power of algorithms. GIGO is still good advice.

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From TNR, Blaine Greteman reviews The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat by Dave Tomar. Felix Salmon on the necessity of a college education. John K. Wilson ideas for improving the AAUP that don’t require radical changes in the organization or massive amounts of funding....With guilty plea, University of Alabama shooter Amy Bishop writes her own ending....Fellow humans, pay attention: algorithms are reshaping research from the inside out and we have barely noticed, warns David Beer. 

There's more. I even have a few waiting in drafts. Read the rest of this batch at the latest academic on the BookForum.com blog, Omnivore

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