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The term Wuhan virus treats COVID-19 as a Chinese scourge—and ignores an ugly history. Via The Atlantic.
His uncle’s life story tells us nothing about the president’s knowledge of the coronavirus, but it does show us why he’s failing. Via Washington Post.
“A growing body of evidence suggests that online learning works least well for our most vulnerable learners.”
Podcast: Shawna Kidman, “The Infrastructure of the U.S. Comic Book Industry and the Long History of Superheroes in Hollywood”
“The best way to understand the immense influence of this relatively small business is through a political economic analysis.”
In new book “Design Justice,” Associate Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock examines how to make technology work for more people in society.
Bers describes current research on a pedagogical approach for early childhood computer science education called “Coding as Another Language”.
Podcast: Desmond Upton Patton, “Contextual Analysis of Social Media: The Promise and Challenge of Eliciting Context in Social Media Posts with Natural Language Processing”
Desmond Upton Patton introduces a critical systematic approach for extracting culture, context and nuance in social media data. The Contextual Analysis of Social Media (CASM) approach considers and critiques the gap between inadequacies in natural language processing tools and differences in geographic, cultural, and age-related variance of social media use and communication.