Yearly Archives: 2011

Assessing Online Discussions

I recently re/developed the rubric I use to assess learner performance in the online discussion for my “Introduction to Computers” course; I wanted a more generic approach suitable for many of the discussions in the course – particularly with the … Continue reading

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Proving a Learner’s Plagiarism

A two-week old post on the Texas Community College Teachers Association blog caught my attention this morning: Charge of Plagiarism Upheld in Court.  My initial reaction was that I do not understand how it’s “a good thing” that accusations of … Continue reading

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Problems with Bloom’s Taxonomy?

Last week or so, I came across an older article (December, 2002) from International Society for Performance Improvement that challenged the utility of Bloom’s Taxonomy on several levels.  In short, Dr. Brenda Sugrue argues that Bloom’s Taxonomy is not valid, … Continue reading

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Searching for a new camera . . .

After officially graduating yesterday, my days as a graduate student are O-V-E-R, thankfully.  I now have more time on my hands and am looking forward to spending my time on a few hobbies.  Photography will be one of them.  Task … Continue reading

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Conference Twitter Backchannel’s Almost Useless

Over at EduGeek Journal, Matt Croslin posted several weeks ago about using Twitter as a conference backchannel.  That stirred up a frustration I’ve had with the last several times I’ve tried to engage colleagues at a conference via Twitter.  I … Continue reading

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