Robert Jordan

Vancouver, Canada

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Robert Jordan
Posted over 3 years ago
Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration
I think you are missing the point Rahi. Online marketers and the tracking of cookies is an entirely different issue. In the case of DuoLingo, you are being provided with the opportunity to learn another language. The world is driven by profit. You might as well get used to it. There is nothing wrong with a person or a group of people reaping the fruits of their labor if it in turn helps someone else.
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Robert Jordan
Posted almost 4 years ago
How do we reform education?
While I understand this topic is idyllic in nature we should also make an effort to be realistic in terms of cost and political ability. While tailored education would be great it just in feasible when cost if factored in. There is so much potential for teachers to talk about things they are interested in. Personally, there was nothing I found more inspiring than a teacher who was truly fascinated with the subject they were teaching. Another thing that got me truly interested in school was debate; the ability for students not just teachers to share their knowledge and ideas with the class. We need to create a system that covers essentials but does not stifle innovation and inspiration. I know this is mentioned in every political debate about education but it needs to be easier to get rid of teacher who are not performing. Allowing terrible teachers to continue to teach on taxpayer dollars is not good for anyone.