Month: January 2022

Barry Mehler: Video of Ferris State Professor Goes Viral

YouTube Barry Mehler Barry Mehler is a Ferris State University professor in Michigan who was suspended after posting an expletive-filled video for his class in which he told students they were “vectors of disease” who should “stay the f*** away from me” due to COVID-19. Mehler’s epic introductory class video, which he posted to his …

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Self-Sovereign Identity: The Ultimate Beginners Guide!

By then combining this data with other (meta) data from you and the friend you have contacted, these intermediaries can create a much more precise profile. For example, if your friend was talking to you about racing bikes, it might just be you targeted advertising also for racing bikes, although your conversation was Encrypted end-to-endjust …

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AI, standardised testing and student outcomes

There are good predictors of academic success, like the GPA, but these and all other measures do not provide the comparability that ACT and SAT do. Now, however, there are less intrusive alternatives to standardized testing. The coronavirus pandemic has suspended testing, which gives us an opportunity to rethink the existing paradigm. What emerges is …

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Guest Post – Perspectives on a “Unified Approach” to the Future of Open Access  

Anmerkung der Redaktion: Der heutige Beitrag stammt von Melissa H. Cantrell und Michael R. Donaldson. Melissa ist wissenschaftliche Kommunikationsbibliothekarin an der University of Colorado, Boulder. Michael ist der Open-Access-Programmmanager für Canadian Science Publishing. Open Access lässt sich leicht, aber nicht genau definieren. Im Zentrum von Open Access steht die unkomplizierte Idee eines kostenlosen Zugangs mit …

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Universities should no longer ask students for anonymous feedback on their teachers

Shutterstock Editor’s note: This article contains language that some may find disturbing. Student ratings in the form of anonymous online surveys are ubiquitous at Australian universities. Most degree programs offer most students the opportunity to assess the “quality” of their teachers and the course they are taking. The original intent of the student surveys was …

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