Is RateYourLecturer Helpful?

Hmmm…. just because technology makes something possible, is this the most helpful way of doing this…


His site ranks UK universities and lecturers on the basis of feedback from users, who give scores out of 10. It also contains a section where students can list teachers’ pros and cons.

One of those leading the protests against the site is Bill Cooke, head of the department of organisation, work and technology at Lancaster University Management School. His blog on the issue – declaring that lecturers are human beings, “not dancing bears” – has been accessed around 8,000 times.

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