[Miscellany] On the importance of questions, and different types of answer, plus what I am reading

The best predictor of good grades? Several people in my Twitter timeline have been talking about this journal paper (paid access, only). The authors of the paper analysed the extent to which various variables could be used to predict student’s grades, and concluded that: “These relationships make class attendance a better predictor of college grades than … Continue reading [Miscellany] On the importance of questions, and different types of answer, plus what I am reading

Instagram switching to relevance algorithm – what it means for you

Instagram announced that it is changing the way it presents content in our feeds from reverse chronological order to ‘presumed relevance’. According to the company’s press release: The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and … Continue reading Instagram switching to relevance algorithm – what it means for you