Eww. Spam used as a verb.

Posted on April 13, 2016


https://www.knewton.com/resources/blog/adaptive-learning/studying-spamming-learning-student-signals/   deems students plowing through a lesson “just to get to the next thing” as… “spamming.”

Why not call it “cruising” or “plowing” or “speeding” or even “trolling”?   or “robo-clicking?”  Honestly, the action doesn’t resemble sending mass emails at all.

That said, it’s interesting that (of course, with *their* lessons) students will just plow through 52% of the “open” questions if they’re multiple choice and 77% of the time when it’s “free response.” They find the comparison fascinating.

They say *not one word* about what it says about their lessons if *more than half* of the participants, by their own measures, under the more favorable conditions, aren’t actually paying attention to what they’re doing.

If they were thinkers, I’d suggest they consider just what the “spam” is going on.

‘Nuff Said.


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