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An Analysis of Gender, Race, and Salary Among Tenure-track Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology

January 19, 2019 by

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In 2016 I requested salary data from Georgia Tech under the Georgia Open Records act. I analyzed the data for disparities in gender and race.  Bottom line: Georgia Tech is doing pretty good in gender equity (as of 2016). Note: This report is my own analysis, and does not represent the official position of Georgia […]

Reprint: Exodus of lecturers in NUS department, discontinued modules worry students

January 19, 2019 by

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This article was recently published in TODAYonline in Singapore.  One or more of the universities involved are pressuring the government to have it taken down.  I reprint it here in case that happens. Link to original article: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/exodus-lecturers-nus-department-worries-students-modules-discontinued keywords: NUS, NTU, Singapore, academic freedom

A Day In the Life of A MOOC Student

December 6, 2013 by

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The experiences of a student who recently completed a MOOC I teach.

A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery

November 20, 2013 by

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I report on the demographics and experiences of two cohorts of  students who completed an 8 week course. The cohorts include: 29,000 students who took the course via MOOC, and 100 students who took the course on campus at Georgia Tech. Of those students, the data is based on 879 respondents who completed the course […]

Opportunities to Learn About Quant Technologies

August 7, 2013 by

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I’m teaching about quantitative investment techniques in a few venues over the next few weeks (starting Thursday, August 8).  I invite you to participate!

Why the “Low MOOC Completion Rate” Statistic is a Bogus Argument

July 24, 2013 by

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I recently taught a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org. 53,000 people “enrolled,” which is to say they clicked a “sign up” button. How many finished?

MOOC Student Demographics (Fall 2012)

May 25, 2013 by

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I report on survey responses from  2,350 students who enrolled in a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org  in Fall 2012. The responses represent 41% of the students who completed the course and 2.6% of those who initially enrolled but did not complete it.