Learning is Your Job
Goal-Setting vs. Goal-Achieving
Reframe Your Approach to Grading and Feedback
Three Quick Thoughts on Campos
Cell Phone Policies: Still Struggling
By John Warner. I’m still trying to figure out what to do about cell phones and computers in class.
I wrote prior to the start of the Fall semester about how I was going to try to change my cell phone and computer policies to bring them more in line with my teaching philosophies. While I still had a strong personal preference that students refrain from these distractions in class, and the policy expresses this, it no longer dictates an outright “ban” and instead encourages students to make the choice that seems best for their learning, while reminding them that becoming a distraction to others, regardless of the cause, is not allowed. Read more...
Vacation Books on My Kindle
By Joshua Kim. The worst thing about e-books is that I can’t see what you are reading. I am an inveterate book gadfly, novel snooper, bookshelf peruser. If I see you reading a book I will ask you about your book. If I see you not reading a book I will ask you what you are reading. The first thing I do when visiting a colleagues office is completely ignore them, and give my full attention to the books on their bookshelf. Read more...
HBO Now, MOOCs, and Time
By Joshua Kim. I just signed up for my 1 month free trial of HBO Now. I clicked on the link, I downloaded the app, and I created the account. My guess is that after the free trial ends that I’ll be paying HBO the $14.99 a month to keep the service. Read more...
The 2.0x MOOC and the 1.0x Audiobook
By Joshua Kim. MOOCs have me worried. The ability to watch MOOC videos at 2.0x (double speed) is re-setting my brain’s expectations for information intake. I find that many conference presentations now feel unbearably slow. What my brain craves is information density. Read more...