In America, your textbook reads YOU.  

wilwheaton:

onthemedia:

“Say a student uses an introductory psychology e-textbook. The book will be integrated into the college’s course-management system. It will track students’ behavior: how much time they spend reading, how many pages they view, and how many notes and highlights they make. That data will get crunched into an engagement score for each student.”

This is awful, and should not happen.

A bizarre use of technology — Big Brother in the classroom. Not sure how those metrics can be reflected in an “engagement score” either, would it take an individual’s learning speed into account?

Source: onthemedia

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  1. themiri reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    I mean, what about the kid who can read something a few times and memorize it? Or the kid who leaves it on and...
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  5. kittyramblesalot reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    creepy.
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  14. underhuntressmoon reblogged this from sandetiger and added:
    Fuck. That.
  15. sandetiger reblogged this from rhulaurious and added:
    That is the stupidest fucking thing.
  16. rhulaurious reblogged this from browncoatfromtheshire
  17. browncoatfromtheshire reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    fuuuuuuuuuck
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  19. theclockworkphoenix reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    If this ever comes anywhere near me, I am going straight back to printed textbooks.
  20. valkyries-bane reblogged this from jadelyn and added:
    This is beyond fucked up. Also, probably easy to play the system.
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  30. nofuckinginthelibrary reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    i am intrigued though. i think it’s interesting for a psychology class… but i definitely think that it a) should only be...
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  33. a-silly-person reblogged this from wilwheaton and added:
    this is me, opening every page, and highlighting every word in the textbook, and writing the word “note" ten million...
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