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Category Archives: Technology
I’ve really enjoyed the recent posts on using blogs in the classroom, so I thought I’d share how some of my colleagues in the English department have been using Twitter to interact with their students and the course material. First, … Continue reading
My students have reading assignments for every class, and the quality of class discussion depends very much on whether they have read (and even thought about) those pages. Sometimes, especially at this busy time of year, I suspect that not … Continue reading
This semester, for the first time, I experimented with blogging in one of my seminar courses. I asked the students to post at least one blog entry every other week and to feel free to post additional entries and/or comment … Continue reading
The current buzz about “blended learning” heralds the combination of face-to-face and online education as a great way to teach effectively and economically, especially for underprepared students. While SMU and other universities that take pride in offering small classes and … Continue reading
Notwithstanding the urging of the speaker at the 1984 AALS workshop for new teachers (see Part I below), multiple-choice questions would seem, at first blush, to be inappropriate in courses that emphasize synthesis of highly abstract concepts and application of … Continue reading
The summer before I started teaching at SMU in 1984, the law school sent me to the workshop for new teachers that is sponsored each year by our professional association, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). During that two-day … Continue reading