Somewhere, banging about my brain (we’ll call it the annoying-clips-of-movies region) there’s a scene with a woman who has a drawn out accent saying, “I never pay retail.” I imagine her smoking a cigarette and being generally disinterested in both the conversation and the act of smoking. I share this detail, because in the conversation about the costs of college and whether or not college is “worth it,” one thing that seems to get less play is how much college actually costs. Read More »College Tuition Cost: MSRP vs Discounted Deal
Here and Now segment on active learning classrooms: how they work, what they are, and how learning outcomes are improved.
“The Points Don’t Matter: MOOCs, Resumes, and Learning” by Derek Bruff. Apparently, employers are starting to assign value to the SoAs they see on job applicants’ resumes. Coursera is worried that if this continues, there will… Read More »The Points Don’t Matter: MOOCs, Resumes, and Learning
Reflecting on teaching this semester and what I’ve learned throughout my life, a simple question came to mind: where do we learn? The quick answer may be school. But, it’s so much broader than school.
In this video, Dr. Robert Williamson, Jr. (@rwilliamsonjr) of Hendrix College talks about how he teaches with Twitter. The video was created from a Google Hangout, Social Media in the Classroom: Extending the Learning Community,… Read More »Video: Teaching with Twitter – Pedagogy & Practice
“Alternate Reality Games in the Classroom,” written by Anastasia Salter (@AnaSalter) and published by Profhacker.
My title, “The calm between two storms”, is designed to place the audience in a weird spot. Some will feel surprised, considering our own time to be one not of calm, but rapid change. Others will see themselves as having successfully weathered storms economic and/or technological, and not be delighted at the onslaught of new ones.
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.”
How to ease the miseries of grad school? Make sure there are fewer grad students.
From the Chronicle’s Wired blog: Obama Is Advised to Let Market Forces Decide Fate of MOOCs.