This week Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) are back and a bit more upbeat. Pete did a viva voce and really dug it.
John discusses Personalised Learning and some peoples worries about privacy of third party companies from Silicon Valley.
Pete raises questions of the conduct of student evaluations of teaching, how much credence we put in student opinions and how those opinions can be implicitly biased.
John: The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning - E. Tammy Kim
Pete: Students evaluation of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors - Anne Boring, Kelly Ottoboni and Phillip B. Stark
On Shame and 'Daring Classrooms': We Need to Fix Systems, Not Kids - Christina Torres