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Hot off the press – new issue from the London Review of Education by UCL Press

Hot off the press – new issue from the London Review of Education by UCL Press

Welcoming the London Review of Education by UCL Press to ScienceOpen

We are excited to announce the London Review of Education (LRE) as the latest UCL Press journal to be hosted on ScienceOpen. In conjunction with this announcement, we are also happy to promote the latest issue of LRE, out today! LRE joins the Film Education Journal and the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning as recent UCL Press education journals incorporated onto our platform. We are now providing full open access hosting and metadata distribution services for these journals, placing them within the context of over five hundred curated collections and 63 million publication records. We will be launching two more UCL Press education and social science publications on our platform, so stay tuned! Read further for an introduction to LRE and for highlights from LRE’s current issue that has a special feature on artificial intelligence and the human in education.

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New ScienceOpen study on the effectiveness of student evaluations of teaching highlights gender bias against female instructors

Student evaluations in teaching form a core part of our education system. However, there is little evidence to demonstrate that they are effective, or even work as they’re supposed to. This is despite such rating systems being used, studied and debated for almost a century.

A new analysis published in ScienceOpen Research offers evidence against the reliability of student evaluations in teaching, particularly as a measure of teaching effectiveness and for tenure or promotion decisions. In addition, the new study identified a bias against female instructors.

The new study by Anne Boring, Kellie Ottoboni, and Philip Stark (ScienceOpen Board Member) has already been picked up by several major news outlets including Inside Higher Education and Pacific Standard. This gives it an altmetric score of 54 (at the time of writing), which is the highest for any ScienceOpen Research paper to date!

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