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It used to be that video games were something you did after studying or even as a reward for a few good hours of coursework. But that dichotomy might be coming to an end, at least if Bob McCloud has his way. McCloud, associate professor of computer science at Sacred... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at The Rubric
Many courses require students to give a formal presentation of some kind. There are a lot of good resources on the web, but I thought I’d go to a more local source: Cory Robinson. He won the presentation contest held by the Honors Program this past spring. Here’s the interview... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at The Rubric
Research consistently shows how a focus on students and learning is better than focusing on instructors and teaching. Here is an opinion piece from the New York Times on how learning is improved by a more engaged teaching style. The impact is true overall, but it’s more pronounced for women... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at The Rubric
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Reading Fast and Slow: A Review of How to Read a Book You might ask yourself, how could anyone possibly fill 419 pages with instructions on how to read? The answer is quite easily, actually. First published in 1940, Mortimer J. Adler’s How to Read a Book became a best-seller... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at The Rubric
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