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Calling Bullshit
"The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Higher education rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. Advertisers wink conspiratorially and invite us to join them in seeing through all the bullshit — and take advantage of our lowered guard to bombard us with bullshit of the second order. The majority of administrative activity, whether in private business or the public sphere, seems to be little more than a sophisticated exercise in the combinatorial reassembly of bullshit. We're sick of it. It's time to do something, and as educators, one constructive thing we know how to do is to teach people. So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bullshit, seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."
bullshit  information  literacy  data  syllabi 
april 2017 by tsuomela
Psych 5007
"The goal of this course is to (1) identify and explain basic statistical principles that are widely applicable to the analysis of neuroscience and behavioral data and (2) show how these principles can be translated into practice using MATLAB as the programming environment. Topics will include probability distributions, error bars and confidence intervals, statistical significance, regression, classification, correlation, linear and nonlinear models, cross-validation, bootstrapping, model selection, and randomization methods. We will focus on nonparametric and computational approaches to statistical problems, as opposed to classical statistical approaches involving parametric assumptions and analytic solutions. This course is intended for graduate students or postdocs who would like to gain a better understanding of statistical principles and/or learn how to program in MATLAB. Auditors are welcome."
syllabi  statistics  data  analysis  matlab 
october 2016 by tsuomela
Open Syllabus Project | Opening the curricular black box for students, faculty, and researchers.
"The Open Syllabus Project (OSP) is building the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for new research, teaching, and administrative tools."
syllabi  research  data-curation  web-archive 
october 2014 by tsuomela
Experiments in Motion Research Seminar, Fall 2012 |
"Networks and mobility have always been linked. So long as there have been people, individuals have been driven to connect with each other to communicate thoughts and to exchange things. Transportation and communication are two reflections of the need to overcome the distance between us. The pre-modern city is the product of the first great intensification of mobility, produced by the explosion in trade and knowledge made possible by the invention of writing, the wheel, and the sailboat in Mesopotamia. With the development of modern postal systems, the telegraph, and the telephone, as well as the invention of trains, steamships, and automobiles in the nineteenth century, the city intensified to an entirely different energy level, producing the modern metropolis.

After a century of relatively stable intensification, we are now again experiencing a phase-shift as the Internet and mobile telecommunications devices are reframing mobility. The last two decades have sent us hurtling headlong into a new age in which our lives, more than ever, trace trajectories over networks. We live in a network culture that we urgently need to understand."
syllabi  networks  history 
september 2012 by tsuomela
How to Fork a Syllabus on GitHub - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"In that spirit, in this post I want to explain how to go about forking a document, such as a syllabus, on GitHub. I also want to suggest some best practices that will make it easier to fork shared documents."
syllabi  sharing  github  teaching  pedagogy 
april 2012 by tsuomela
36-350, Statistical Computing, Fall 2011
"Computational data analysis is an essential part of modern statistics. Competent statisticians must not just be able to run existing programs, but to understand the principles on which they work. They must also be able to read, modify and write code, so that they can assemble the computational tools needed to solve their data-analysis problems, rather than distorting problems to fit tools provided by others. This class is an introduction to programming, targeted at statistics majors with minimal programming knowledge, which will give them the skills to grasp how statistical software works, tweak it to suit their needs, recombine existing pieces of code, and when needed create their own programs.

Students will learn the core of ideas of programming — functions, objects, data structures, flow control, input and output, debugging, logical design and abstraction — through writing code to assist in numerical and graphical statistical analyses. Students will in particular learn how to write maintainable code, and to test code for correctness. They will then learn how to set up stochastic simulations, how to parallelize data analyses, how to employ numerical optimization algorithms and diagnose their limitations, and how to work with and filter large data sets. Since code is also an important form of communication among scientists, students will learn how to comment and organize code. "
syllabi  statistics  computing  data  analysis 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Join Doctoral Students in Examining the Intersections Among Media, Technology and Democracy | Age of Engagement | Big Think
This semester I am teaching a doctoral seminar on the many important questions and trends related to media, technology and democracy. In this post, I introduce several major questions and topics and provide the reading list for the course, with links to where the articles are freely available online.
syllabi  communication  science  technology  media  democracy 
september 2011 by tsuomela
ask a scatterbrain: recent theory books « scatterplot
"For graduate theory, I’m looking for recommendations for recent (last 2-3 years) important theory books linked to current practice in sociology. "
book  recommendations  syllabi  sociology  theory 
march 2011 by tsuomela
The Mumpsimus: Spring Classes
Some reading lists/syllabi for SF lit and horror.
syllabi  sf  literature 
january 2011 by tsuomela
Network Culture Fall 2010 |
network culture fall 2010
My latest syllabus for the Network Culture course as I am teaching it this term at Columbia.

Topics to be addressed include network theory, changing concepts of time and space, the rise of networked publics, contemporary poetics, new forms of subjectivity, and methods of control. Throughout, we will make connections between architecture and this insurgent condition.
syllabi  network  networks  culture 
november 2010 by tsuomela
What Ifs and Might-Have-Beens: Draft Syllabus « Easily Distracted
I’m teaching a new course next semester on counterfactual and alternate history. The basic structure of the course is divided into four-parts: historiographical and theoretical debates about counterfactuals and alternate history; formal ’scholarly’ counterfactuals; alternate histories;
alternative  history  syllabi  reading  list  historiography 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Designing Text Ecologies (Designing Text Ecologies)
Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas at Austin
This site contains resources for my upper-division course RHE 330c, Designing Text Ecologies.
rhetoric  course  syllabi  research  methods  text-analysis  sociology  observation 
april 2010 by tsuomela
(the teeming void): Readings in Digital Design
The list attempts to sample the breadth of digital design practices and approaches - so it spans cyberculture, architecture, product design, interaction design, and media art. It also mixes historical sources, academic articles, blog posts and web video, for the same reason, to give a sense of the range of contexts and discourses at work here. With the exception of a couple of firewalled papers (thanks Wiley and ACM), all the sources are freely available online.
reading  syllabi  digital  design  online  list 
january 2010 by tsuomela
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: New Media Literacies -- A Syllabus
What does it mean to be "literate" and how has this changed as a consequence of the introduction of new communication technologies? What social skills and cultural competencies do young people need to acquire if they are going to be able to fully participate in the digital future?
syllabi  literacy  communication  teaching  culture  internet  digital  social-media  new-media  media  collaboration 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Legal Education Commons | The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
The Legal Education Commons (LEC) is the place to find and share legal education materials including syllabi, podcasts, presentations, and more. Faculty and librarians from CALI member schools can upload materials under a Creative Commons license that allows colleagues and students to find and use the materials.
education  law  legal  online  reference  creative-commons  open-education  open-courseware  syllabi  court-opinions 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Largemouth: A Citizen Journalism Syllabus
LARGEMOUTH: A Citizen Journalism Syllabus
Presented by Douglas McGill
journalism  citizen-journalism  syllabi 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » Syllabus: Language, Technology and Social Change
The first section of the course is structured around different communications technologies: literacy, the printing press, photography, broadcast media, and the internet. The second section looks more closely at questions of “openness” and IP.
communication  anthropology  syllabi  reading  list  technology  sociology  philosophy 
november 2007 by tsuomela
INFO 447/LIS 598B Syllabus
by David McDonald at university of washington
cscw  syllabi  hci  collaboration  online  uwash 
march 2007 by tsuomela
Collaborative and Social Computing
course syllabi from Joe Konstan, and Loren Terveen at UMN
cscw  syllabi  hci  collaboration  online  research  umn 
march 2007 by tsuomela

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