- Seth's Blog » Blog Archive » Tyler Cowen’s Unusual Final Exam An interesting idea, if you have to have exams. For a history course on my undergraduate degree, taken by only four students, tutored in pairs, the tutor asked us to choose the topics of our essays ourselves (one of us would read out her or his essay each week for discussion). When we arrived at the exam, the questions on the paper were simply the titles of the essays we had devised and discussed. And on a course I worked on for many years, there were no assignments set by the tutors--they were, and are, negotiated with the students.
- What’s so SMART about targets? Arguments Against « Sam Shepherd's Blog Excellent debunking of SMART targets/objectives.
- Writer on the Train An interesting new blog by James Attlee; meditations on train travel
- Jonah Lehrer continues to make waves: Taleb (Black Swan) warns against the narrative fallacy he detects in Lehrer's writing We Should Read Seneca, Not Lehrer and back with the charges against him, Mark Liberman examines real-world reporting standards: Language Log » Approximate quotations
- 4 New Typographic Maps - Chart Porn All done with hand-placed type--amazing and beautiful. London is featured.
- The Olympics, traffic in Central London and a bar in Santa Fe | Synthesis Insights from complexity theory.