The Dwindling Promise of Social Media

I read this heartbreaking story today about the U.S.’s current opioid epidemic. The surgeon general was having dinner with a friend, a cardiologist. Then this happened: “I was having dinner with him and I said, ‘Can you believe that we were taught that these opioid medications weren’t addictive in our training?’ ” Murthy told a … Continue reading The Dwindling Promise of Social Media

Choral Explanations and OER: A Summary of Thinking to Date

For the past few months I have been talking about “choral explanations” and how they might transform our approach to OER. This is an outgrowth of my work on federated wiki and Wikity, but is a much more specific and immediately applicable idea. In fact, as I will show below, choral explanations are already in … Continue reading Choral Explanations and OER: A Summary of Thinking to Date

Stereotype Threat and Police Recruitment

From an interview on the World Economic Forum site (which is surprisingly good). A description of how a small change to an invitation email increased pass rates on police recruitment exam: Small, contextual factors can have impacts on people’s performance. In this particular case, there is literature to suggest that exams for particular groups might … Continue reading Stereotype Threat and Police Recruitment