Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Clickers for teaching, nothing for learning
Senator Joseph Hickey has exposed another administrative scam at the University of Ottawa (LINK).
The admin wants to tailor classroom practice towards more mindless technology that prevents or substitutes human interactions with technological gadgetry. And of course they want to media market the fact that they are doing this, as though it were a good thing.
The best way to manage the behaviours of professors is to offer research money and gold stars of funding for their annual reports...
Meanwhile the disease of PowerPoint has spread to epidemic proportions:
without any hope in sight.
Societal engineering of the sterile classroom...