Or, to be more realistic, that the college student due to the money being spent will be inherently more motivated. This ignores the fact that some students go to college just for health insurance.
I see the situation with using technology to be more complicated. An underlying assumption that the computer will be more motivational that a 'boring' professor. I have not seen this to be the case. The long term motivation of the student still depends on human intervention. Gamification is not going to work for every student, and while there is nothing wrong with a college that uses it, such a college would not inherently be better than a more traditional college
There is also an assumption that the making the buzzwords more precise will help, i.e. Competency, Adaptive, Individualized,Differentiated. In fact it comes back to motivation. Most of these are not expecting an equal level of achievement by the end of the course, i.e. not every student is expected have read and analyzed the Odyssey by the end of the course, and maybe that is ok. Some will see it as unfair that they were expected to comprehend Ulysses while others were given an A for reading the Devil Wears Prada, but that is an issue with equity and equality being different things.
No, the problem is that an intelligent student can game the system. I have seen it will well respected adaptive courses. Student purposefully keep their level low so they are able to get credit with minimal effort. If the system still requires equal outcomes, then they are not adaptive or whatever buzzword one wants to use.
I see the problem as it always has been, valuing a degree over learning. There is no technology that is going to educate a student that is simply in school to buy a sheet of paper. For a student that is there to learn, the old technology of a book, a professor who has time to talk, and equally motivated classmates, cannot be beat.
Educational technology is therefore a critical part of universities who simply exist to funnel student loans to executives of the university. It a symbiosis between institutions who care nothing for education, and students who do not care to be educated.
Many display systems are. It sounds like a heap problem to me. If you are building a display which only selects and monitors an underlying database, which may well be managed in C, it is plausible to use a higher level language, But C can have heap leaks, too.
The loose description sound like something not being garbage collected when it should have been. So no single change cause the problem. It might well have been caused by controllers playing with a new toy, in a way they would never do once it had settled in and testers would not do, It is difficult to observe heap leakage - even if you check free space after a run, it is not clear what the right value is.
I also went through school during the 80's, the difference is that I did not learn specific programs because there were no dominant programs. So as a young student I learned to copy basic using a teletype and make it work, then I learned fortant on mainframe and to do shape tables and write papers and spreadsheets on a Apple II, and program an EEPROM copying prewritten assembly. When MS Excel came out my skills allowed me quickly learn it and get a good paying job. I learned whatever text editor or word processor I needed. I learned Pagemaker. Of course by 1990 MS Office had become dominant, so people learned an office suite, not how to use the computer.
I really don't know how anyone thinks that kids can make a living now without have deeply embedded basic computer skills that are taught from a young age. I don't mean how to use a program, but that computers are not magic and when we press a key a number of programmed routines are run to make things happen. So making a turtle move or a princess move or a robot move is teaching the kid or president how computers work, just like having kids play with toy hammers and screws teaches the kid concretely how things are put together,.
OTOH, a big problem is that computer education is not started early so we never get to the abstract stuff. We still test kids to see if they can use MS Office in a very concrete way, such as which function key starts the presentation, and then congratulate them that can do the work of a 10 year old. I know few schools that require a student to know the three or four top office suites, and be able to do real work in all of them.
In fact, this is the same problem we have with reading. So much time is spent on decoding and vocabulary, so little on whole reading. This means that the student gets trained to spend all their metal capacity on the words, and never learns to abstract to sentence, paragraphs, and structure. Reading, and actually knowing how to use a computer, is hard. A decent elementary school should be laying concrete scaffolding. A decent high school should be abstracting that to a useful skill. That way we are not teaching kids for their first minimum wage job, but for their fist middle class job when they are in their mid twenties, or for college that will increase the chance that they will have the skills to be successful when age discrimination sets in at 40.
The fact is, without hyperbole, is when a kid makes an accusation if the accusation is not refuted in the most direct method it can be used to take away a certification. This is a fact and no alternative reality, be it fox news or the self centeredness of a kid can change it. This kid made a mistake. changing schools is is a reasonable consequence that is not going to destroy the kids life but will make sure that other kids are reminded not to do the same thing. 30 years ago these things were taken must less seriously, and it resulted in child care providers spending time in jail.
Back to the hyperbole. For the adults here, if some kid said you were part of satanic cult that murdered babies, do you think that this might negatively effect you work, or do you think that these accusation should be just left online to fester?
What this kid alleged was molestation. It was not a harmless joke. If the teacher, the school, the district, and even the cops did not respond to it then such an allegation could fester and result in the loss of a teaching liscense and the potential inability of the teacher to ever earn a living as a teacher again.
Just because some punk kid thought he was being funny.
This is not a case of excessive consequences. This is a case of a kid making serious allegations against a teacher. Even if those allegations were in jest they potentially would have serious consequences. Doing nothing puts ever other teacher in that school in danger as all students would feel they have the right to make similar serious allegations in jest. Removing the student, setting an example, was the best solution to nip the problem in the bud. He can start over at another school without the stigma of being the student who thinks denying the right of teacher to feed her family is funny.
The information released is not "in the public domain". It might be publicly available but it remains classified and it's still a crime to discuss the contents. And yes, that's about a thousand kinds of absurd, but that's how classification works.
In fact the human vaccines to treat the most virulent viruses, the one's that don't kill quickly but rather maim, have worked well. Small pox is eradicated, and Polio has not been seen in Nigeria for a year. Some people get sick from Vaccines, but they likely would have the most susceptible and the carriers anyway.
What is being seen is that vaccines used in livestock for purposes other than immunization is having significant negative side effects.
To be fair we are seeing some drug resistant strains that making people sick, but those are most bacteria, and are due to the routine use of antibacterials, even when there is little evidence that there is a bacterial infection.
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