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education

The riddle 50% of Harvard students got wrong

Does it mean they are stupid? No, it actually means they are not pondering the question. Instead they get distracted by intuition and do not get to see there is a deeper sense to the problem. The problem itself, devised … Continue reading

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Cyberspace

danah boyd‘s piece It’s not Cyberspace anymore resonates strongly. I feel what she wrote, and the short article will be material for my class of New Media inf115, which has a subtitle of Reclaiming the Web. This week EFF members celebrate … Continue reading

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As We May Wish

What better end of year than talking with my friend Dan over a good pizza and an Aperol  Spritz… and what better occasion than this to begin my blogging year 2016. The occasion arose from his wish to discuss the … Continue reading

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Great Ideas Syllabus and a Trailer: Inf103.com

Mike Wesch gave me (and I’m sure many others) great vibes with his over-hyped trailer for one of his courses. So I made one for my Computing Fundamentals course, which has gone through a redesign process based on syndication, reclaiming … Continue reading

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Lectures and Wisdom

My friend Dan Ausbury provoked my thought processes by contributing a couple of articles from the New York Times published in the past weeks. The first is “Lecture me. Really.”; the second is “Schools for Wisdom”. I believe they are … Continue reading

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