Random links

Affective Polarization or Partisan Disdain?: Untangling a Dislike for the Opposing Party from a Dislike of Partisanship
"Relying on two national experiments, we demonstrate that although some Americans are politically polarized, more simply want to avoid talking about politics. In fact, many people do not want their child to marry someone from their own party if that hypothetical in-law were to discuss politics frequently."
Implementing the flipped classroom: an exploration of study behaviour and student performance
Surprise, surprise: Looks like flipped classroom environments - which swap the venue in which traditional teaching and "homework" are done - are overhyped.
Chinese surveillance programme mines data from workers’ brains
Sounds kind of creepy. "Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage." Brought back to mind the social credit system being implemented in China