Recently I got an email asking me the following questions:
While reading the news about a new Chinese electric car, I read the meaningless statement that:
"CODA's battery can carry a 34 kilowatt charge, versus with 24 kilowatts for Nissan's Leaf, with a comparable increase in range, Murtaugh said."
This subject has been a long-time concern of mine. Do student evaluations help or hurt teaching and learning? On one hand, student evaluations provide important student feedback about a course, which may encourage the teacher to make positive changes. On the other hand, evaluations ask students to assume an evaluation role that, for some, may diminish the role of the teacher as an expert. For example, at UCSB every course is evaluated by students every time it is taught.
I've been using Google Alerts to send me an email link every time a new mention of "Tragedy of the Commons" is found in a blog, web story, or discussion posting. This has taken me into some very interesting territory. Here are some of the links I found most interesting and pertinent.