15 septembre 2019

How MIT was complicit in allowing Jeffrey Epstein to launder his reputation

The GuardianThe financier’s links to the institution are symptoms of a deep malaise in big tech. More...

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11 septembre 2019

Scholarly Reputations: Who's Got Buzz?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Paul Kobulnicky[Edit][Delete]: Scholarly Reputations: Who's Got Buzz?, EDUCAUSE Review [Edit][Delete]EDUCAUSE REVIEW [Edit][Delete] November 30, 2006
I think the author both understates the value of public perception (and confuses it with marketing) and overstates the value of the peer reviewed publication. But the straw man question - "choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search" - is intriguing, and while I don't think even open access will resurrect what passes for quality in academic journals, and while I don't agree that "cpublic opinion is hardly swayed by the relative degrees of prestige accorded to various publishers" I agree. More...

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09 septembre 2019

Reputation Systems: Some Comments for Designers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. emint[Edit][Delete]: Reputation Systems: Some Comments for Designers, emint [Edit][Delete] October 13, 2006
A 'reputation system' is a mechanism that weights pots according to their source, where the source is weighted according to a 'reputation' derived from a series of metrics, such as clicks, replies or votes. Reputation systems are no gaining increasing currency in online communities. See Reputation and Social Currency, by Peter Barne. More...

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30 août 2019

5 fundamental truths about reputation and branding

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Reputation and branding are the pillars of attracting the right students, competing for resources and strengthening your institution. But what is the difference between reputation and branding, and what do you need to do to create and sustain a good reputation and a strong brand? Start with these five fundamental truths, and dive deeper at the workshop at EAIE 2019 in Helsinki. More...

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24 août 2019

What’s the reputation of your institution worth?

Sustaining your institution’s reputation requires vigilance in the era of disruption and distraction. More...

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12 juin 2019

Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy – known for 100% college acceptance rates – put reputation ahead of results

The ConversationWhen I joined Urban Prep Academies in 2006 as the founding math teacher at what was to become the nation’s first all-boys public charter high school, the school’s faculty and staff had one central goal. More...

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09 juin 2019

No Shame in Our Game

HomeStop maligning community colleges, writes Susan Muaddi Darraj, and treating their students and faculty members as not as good as their peers. More...

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22 mai 2019

Reputation Systems Required

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dan Gillmor: Reputation Systems Required, Bayosphere October 18, 2005

I'm not sure about reputation systems per se, but it seems clear to me that with the recent splog crisis shaking the blogosphere we need some way to harvest content not only by topic but also by author. What's a 'splog crisis', you ask? 'Splog' is short for 'spam weblog' and is the result of automated processes filling sites like Blogger with fake blogs intended to link to sites they are trying to promote. More...

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29 avril 2019

Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now
Gloria Origgi, Aeon, 2019/01/04
I don't agree with the main point of this post, but rthe reasons are complex. Here's the main point: "rom the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others. Seen in this light, reputation has become a central pillar of collective intelligence today. It is the gatekeeper to knowledge, and the keys to the gate are held by others." Now this isn't wrong, exactly, but the use of the word 'reputation' suggests that it's the others' reputation (standing in the community? track record? number of followers?) that will make them a 'gatekeeper'. More...

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22 avril 2019

Academics behaving badly? Universities and online reputations

The ConversationTrying to control your reputation online is a bit like trying to clean up wee in a toddler pool. You are much more likely to get your hands dirty than achieve any kind of meaningful damage control. More...

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