The Dilution of Higher Education


This has been a week from Stupidville. Let’s see if I can describe the situation. I’ll need to describe events and motivations leading up to the recent controversy, and the immediate results and subsequent modifications I have had to make in order to make one of the institutions I am employed by happy. As always,…

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…

An Educator’s Education Philosophy


I have a number of philosophies I suggest students should adopt for success not only in this course, but in all courses, and perhaps life, in general. I tell my students to stop thinking about themselves as merely a student. Or, rather, stop thinking about themselves as only a student. Bring your life to class,…

What Exactly Is A Syllabus?


School is upon us, and those on the front lines of educating the masses are preparing for the onslaught of people seeking to add value to their knowledge base. Some people are simply needing to create a knowledge base. Not only are educators concerned with the precise means of communicating knowledge, through lessons, but also…