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My part in the battle for Open (universities) – The Ed Techie

My part in the battle for Open (universities) – The Ed Techie | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it

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Stephen's Web ~ How to Engage in Pseudoscience With Real Data: A Criticism of John Hattie's Arguments in Visible Learning from the Perspective of a Statistician

Stephen's Web ~ How to Engage in Pseudoscience With Real Data: A Criticism of John Hattie's Arguments in Visible Learning from the Perspective of a Statistician | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
This post is everything a proper refutation of education pseudoscience should be.It is a mistake to use Hattie's analysis as the basis for educational policy or instructional design, as this paper makes clear. Some context: in 2008 John Hattie publiched Visible Learning, which is essentially a meta-analysis of some 800 studies related to student achievement. The result was the Hattie Ranking of effect sizes. The work has been subject to numerous criticisms over the years, including this post noting "the Comnmon Language Effect (CLE) is meant to be a probability, yet Hattie has it at values between -49% and 219%" , yet Hattie has continued to maintain his work is valid. He shouldn't. As this current post makes clear, the underlying presumtion of the bookmis misguided. "Basically, Hattie computes averages that do not make any sense. A classic example of this type of average is: if my head is in the oven and my feet are in the freezer, on average, I’m comfortably warm."

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Dream Hoarders

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America is becoming a class-based society. It’s now conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1% — especially the top 0.01% — and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and weal…
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Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
The long read: It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell
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Patients writing about their health condition were abused by a peer re – Coyne of the Realm

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College Disrupted

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College Disrupted has 61 ratings and 22 reviews. Bob said: Summary: Higher education is in a season of change driven by costs, online technology an
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Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) Launches with Early Success | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL® | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
There is fresh momentum in the scholarly publishing world to open up data on the citations that link research publications.

Six organizations today announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Association of Research Libraries is among 33 stakeholder projects and organizations—including the California Digital Library, the Center for Open Science, the Internet Archive, Mozilla, and the Wellcome Trust—that have formally put their names behind I4OC in support of openly accessible citations.

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Institutes of technology top of the class in third-level rankings

Institutes of technology top of the class in third-level rankings | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Institutes of technology have fared better than universities.
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Stop binning negative results, researchers told

Stop binning negative results, researchers told | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Code of conduct frames non-publication of unexpected results as an issue of research integrity
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Christine Musselin : "Le risque d'échouer dans la création d'universités françaises de rang mondial est réel"

Christine Musselin : "Le risque d'échouer dans la création d'universités françaises de rang mondial est réel" | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Dans son livre "La grande course des universités", Christine Musselin, chercheuse au Centre de sociologie et directrice scientifique de Sciences po Paris, estime que la politique de regroupement
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Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'
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Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition

Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Over the last 50 years, we argue that incentives for academic scientists have become increasingly perverse in terms of competition for research funding, development of quantitative metrics to measure performance, and a changing business model for highe
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Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse

Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
I've been on Twitter since April 2011 -- nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am really unhappy about it. For two reasons. First, it's not my own content -- it's a screen-shot of Table 1 from Edwards and Roy (2017): And…
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Ten books every teacher should read

Ten books every teacher should read | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few

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Academics strike back against bad science

Academics strike back against bad science | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it

For one young scientist, the moment of truth came when she was presented with a pre-written template for her study and told to fill the results out in the gaps. (...) - The Times, by July 1 2017


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Higher Education: The New Global Economic War (2016) - TRAILER | BELDOCS MARKET 2017

Higher Education: The New Global Economic War (France, 2016.); 85’ With the birth of the knowledge society, higher education is booming, as a giganti
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What makes a great PhD supervisor?

What makes a great PhD supervisor? | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Three supervisors tell us how to guide a student through the doctoral process
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The 5 Biggest Reasons Why Teachers Quit the Profession 

The 5 Biggest Reasons Why Teachers Quit the Profession  | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
The reasons why teachers quit are varied and personal. We asked readers to share insights in hopes of learning how to keep good teachers in the classroom.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 26, 2017 11:08 AM

Lack of respect..and teaching to the test..both are demoralizing.. which stems from micro-managing content instead of providing a supportive environment.  

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I think this is the great challenge facing teaching and school. How do we keep good teachers in classrooms?
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Exactly how much is five million Euro worth converted into ranking places

One very useful piece of information to emerge from the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) rankings fiasco is the likely effect on the ranking
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U-Multirank 2017 : les universités et les grandes écoles françaises sur le haut du podium

U-Multirank 2017 : les universités et les grandes écoles françaises sur le haut du podium | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Selon ce classement d’initiative européenne, intégrant d’autres critères que la recherche, le niveau des établissements tricolores est comparable à celui des universités britanniques.
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Maynooth University (MU) has been ranked in the top 50 of the world’s youngest universities - Independent.ie

Maynooth University (MU) has been ranked in the top 50 of the world’s youngest universities - Independent.ie | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Maynooth University (MU) has been ranked in the top 50 of the world’s youngest universities, the best ever placing for Ireland.
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Yale Engages with the Rankings

Over the last few years, elite universities have become increasingly concerned with their status in the global rankings. A decade ag
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The harsh truth: US colleges are businesses, and student loans pay the bills

The harsh truth: US colleges are businesses, and student loans pay the bills | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
New documentary shows that while universities grow and their presidents become the CEOs of education, US students increasingly struggle with the costs of higher education
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Science | The Guardian

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Latest Science news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
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The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken

The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken | Education policy, world university rankings,  intercultural communication | Scoop.it
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university res
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