Confronting AI, Part the Third

"Good-Bye to All That" --Robert Graves "TL/DR" -- Anonymous One of the persuasive articles I use in class is, “It’s Time to Allow Doping in Sport,” by English sociologist Ellis Cashmore. Here’s the Introduction: The Lance Armstrong case forces us to consider a philosophical problem that has tormented sport since 1988 when Ben Johnson was disqualified from the … Continue reading Confronting AI, Part the Third

Confronting AI, Part the First

In comes this email on my Higher-Ed.-In-Prison Google Groups listerv: "Wondering about the ways HEP can be both empowering and oppressive? Here's an AI-generated essay on the topic." "What Was I Scared Of?," Dr. Seuss Now, I've been laboring over an article on this same topic since January of 2020. Currently titled, "Liberators in Theory, Collaborators in … Continue reading Confronting AI, Part the First

Cold Comfort: The Classroom as Refuge

"Church Stone Shelter," Julia Kivelä, It is a truth universally acknowledged--among my colleagues, anyway--that the best classroom experiences tend to come from the ancient pedagogical practice known as "winging it." Sometimes, that means veering into a side quest when it seems profitable enough. At other times, it means walking in totally unprepared, relying only … Continue reading Cold Comfort: The Classroom as Refuge