11 Matching Annotations
  1. Jun 2022
  2. May 2022
    1. Microsoft researcher Cathy Marshall found students evaluated textbooks based on how "smart" the side margin notes seemed before purchasing. In an effort to discover methods for using annotations in eBooks, Marshall stumbled upon this physical-world behavior, an approach to gaining a wisdom-of-crowds conclusion tucked away in the margins [3].
      1. Marshall, C.C. Collection-level analysis tools for books online. Proc. of the 2008 ACM Workshop on Research Advances in Large Digital Book Repositories. (Napa Valley, CA, Oct. 26–30) ACM, New York, 2008.

      Cathy Marshall has found that students evaluated their textbooks prior to purchasing based on the annotations within them.

  3. Jan 2022
  4. Dec 2021
    1. It’s not an accident or a misfortune that great-books pedagogy is an antibody in the “knowledge factory” of the research university, in other words. It was intended as an antibody. The disciplinary structure of the modern university came first; the great-books courses came after.

      It seems at odds to use Charles W. Eliot as an example here as his writings described by Cathy Davidson in The New Education indicates that Eliot was specifically attempting to create standards in education that are counter to Menand's argument here.

  5. Nov 2021
    1. Once it was not just okay but admirable that Chua and Rubenfeld had law-school students over to their house for gatherings. That moment has passed. So, too, has the time when a student could discuss her personal problems with her professor, or when an employee could gossip with his employer. Conversations between people who have different statuses—employer-employee, professor-student—can now focus only on professional matters, or strictly neutral topics. Anything sexual, even in an academic context—for example, a conversation about the laws of rape—is now risky.

      Is it simply the stratification of power and roles that is causing these problems? Is it that some of this has changed and that communication between people of different power levels is the difficulty in these cases?

      I have noticed a movement in pedagogy spaces that puts the teacher as a participant rather than as a leader thus erasing the power structures that previously existed. This exists within Cathy Davidson's The New Education where teachers indicate that they're learning as much as their students.

  6. Sep 2020
    1. More fundamentally, I believe the framework of “white privilege” is very unhelpful for better racial understanding. (For one, it is often misleadingly applied to situations that involve either class privilege or specifically anti-black prejudice. And besides, it seems perverse to suggest that not being mistreated or discriminated against is a privilege, rather than a basic right.)

      Useful framing from Cathy Young

  7. Jun 2018
  8. May 2018
    1. Instead of being simply the recipient of negative comments, the reader, in this situation, sees an alternative possibility.  It's not the only one.  It's another option on the way to success. 

      love it

  9. Jan 2018
    1. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Spokane, plans to get more information about the decision from the Justice Department, said her spokesman Jared Powell. McMorris Rodgers opposed the legalization of marijuana and proposals to reclassify the drug in a way that would allow it to be prescribed by doctors under federal law. “The Congresswoman wants to look deeper into how this decision will impact states, like Washington, who have already legalized marijuana,” Powell said in a prepared statement.