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St. Patrick's Day
IPAT considered harmful (#3 of more)
By G. Rendell. IPAT (environmental Impact = Population * Affluence * Technology) is deeply embedded into the mind of pretty much any student who’s ever taken an Environmental Studies course. Previously, I pointed out that notating the formula as a multiplication is misleading, and that expressing the formula using discrete, averaged, variables is destructive of meaningful information. Read more...
IPAT considered harmful (#2 of more)
By G. Rendell. The IPAT equation (environmental Impact = Population * Affluence * Technology) has another weakness that is derived, yet different, from its presentation as a simple multiplication of three terms. To present as a simple multiplication, it needs simple operands. Simplifying those operands eases the pedagogical task, but it also destroys critical information. Read more...
Books are for (Re)Use
"The Ed-Tech Establishment"
By Joshua Kim. Doc_Docorstein, in an exchange with Michael Feldstein in the Disqus / comments section of my post, talks about the existence of an “ed-tech establishment."
By “ed-tech establishment” I take Doc_Docerstein to be referring to those of us who are apt to find ourselves at EDUCAUSE, Sloan-C, or NMC. Full-time administrators. People working in and around academic IT. Read more...
How Annual (Staff) Performance Reviews Should Work (Maybe?)
By Joshua Kim. This will be the first year in a while that I do not have any direct reports, and therefore will not be conducting annual performance reviews.
Is this a process that you participate in?
Are you asked to evaluate your direct reports?
I am not an expert on the employee review process, and I understand that many people work very hard to make this process as valuable, fair, and productive as possible. Read more...
Dr. Doctorstein's Guest Post
Dr. Docorstein asked if I’d be willing to publish a guest post in response to my blog post on The Ed-Tech Establishment. Read more...