Ten Things Conservative about the Weblog Form in Journalism

1.) Weblogs deal in the golden rule, modified to read: link unto others as you would have them link unto you. 6.) The quality of any weblog in journalism depends greatly on its fidelity to age old newsroom commandments (virtues) like check facts, check links, spell things correctly, be accurate, be timely, quote fairly. And as Roy Peter Clark says, if you?re telling a story and there‘sa dog, get the…

Why Computers Have Not Saved the Classroom

Putting computers in classrooms has been almost entirely wasteful, and the rush to keep schools up-to-date with the latest technology has been largely pointless. –Bob Blaisdell reviews Todd Oppenheimer’ s The Flickering Mind –Why Computers Have Not Saved the Classroom (CS Monitor) Oppenheimer argues that when technology is working, it is because enthusiastic teachers have made it work. He notes with alarm that politicians and parents seem more comfortable with spending…

Do Good Looks Equal Good Evaluations?

[A]ttractive professors consistently outscore their less comely colleagues by a significant margin on student evaluations of teaching. –Gabriela Montell –Do Good Looks Equal Good Evaluations? (Chronicle) Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I mentioned about this article couple days ago in a comment I added to a post about ‘ bad genes,’ but it’s worth repeating as a separate entry.