Deer Professer, Hears Why You Suck


I’m sharing my recent ‘Student Evaluation of Instruction”
with the world. My intent is to highlight a couple of examples of the
 problems associated with using ‘student evaluations’ in course
 evaluation. I have copied these comments verbatim from the 
form I received in the mail last week. The evaluation document also includes a color-coded chart indicating…

Sharing A Blackboard Announcement


One of my favorite weather resource web sites is Unisys Weather (weather.unisys.com). I’ll explain why. First, below is a current weather map for North America. If you examine the color bar at the bottom, you’ll notice a color gradient from black (-100dBZ) to light blue (250dBZ). The color is based on the energy returned to…

Gamification of Higher Education


I can’t stand cheating, academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. People who spend more time trying to figure out how to subvert an exam, cheat, plagiarize, or pay someone else to do their homework. Fail. Simply fail on your own merit. Contemplate what led to your failing grade and change your behavior. Not everyone can, should, or…

On Being An Online Student


I was an early adopter of the online learning course delivery model. Many aspects of online learning course delivery I had to swallow and get over, such as sharing my lecture notes. Lecture notes were my babies and represented hours of time spent in research. Not everything one reads in a textbook is representative of…