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The Destructiveness of the Digital

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I’ve argued for a long time along different ways that despite its overt claims to creativity, “building,” “democratization,” and so on, digital culture is at least partly also characterized by profoundly destructive impulses. While digital promoters love to focus on the great things that will come from some new version of something over its existing […]

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Centralization and the ‘Democratization’ of Higher Education

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In my previous post, “Computerization, Centralization, and Concentration,” I discussed how the fact that decentralization and distribution are genuine hallmarks of the networked computerization revolution can easily blind us to the fact that centralization and concentration, especially of economic power, are also its hallmarks, in many cases even more strongly than are the former. One […]

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A New Way to Grade: What Are Computers For? #57

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 52, Issue 27 (March 10, 2006). Section: The Faculty. Page A6. http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i27/27a00601.htm A New Way to Grade At Texas Tech, freshman composition has been revolutionized. Is the result too mechanical? By PAULA WASLEY Last semester Lindsay Hutton “taught” 1,940 students. She met only 70 of them in person. […]

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