‘A Better Way Out’, Marcia Angell’s spirited review of Atul Gawande’s ‘Being Mortal’. Essential reading for all med students and doctors, and an indictment of much modern medicine and medical education. It will happen to you, and me— possibly sooner for the latter.
The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure, David Wiley (via Stephen Downes).
Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense. Carol Black. A terrific read, aimed largely at school rather than universities.
Why lectures are dead (or soon will be) By Tony Bates. In talking about attempts to improve lectures he uses the phrase : ‘Nevertheless, all this is just lipstick on a pig.’ A new one on me, but I like it.