The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games NOW AVAILABLE!

We have regained the rights to our 2011 book, The Guide to Computer Simulations and Games, originally published by Wiley. We are in the process […]

QUIZ: Is it Plagiarism? – Not So Fast!

I cam across this quiz from the EasyBib Blog today. I have some problems with it. Think you can identify plagiarism like a pro? See […]

Worth Sharing: The genetic fallacy: When is it okay to criticize a source? | The Logic of Science

Not new, but an excellent take on the issue. Last week, I wrote a post on the hierarchy of scientific evidence which included the figure […]

What?! No Deadlines on Assignments?!

A common kind of complaint among many HE faculty: My student comes with a long story about why they need an extension on an assignment. […]

Is Contemporaneous Grading More Consistent than Grading over a Long Period?

I have an education question for anyone with expertise in assessment: Are there any studies examining the notion that marking all of one assignment/paper contemporaneously […]


Development of materials for online, distance, blended and campus-based courses can be a pleasurable experience. It can also be fraught with issues not least constraints […]

Worth Sharing: Why Design Thinking is bullshit

With a Hat-Tip to Alex Bruton for sharing this. This is yet another one of these “hot new terms” that people like to say in […]

Worth Sharing: The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ NYT

Colleges should stop trivializing the transmission of knowledge. Source: Opinion | The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ I love having objective, clear-cut descriptions of […]

Worth Sharing: Would College Students Retain More If Professors Dialed Back The Pace?

Why do we forget so much of what we read? Anthropologist Barbara J. King suggests that the answer might point toward benefits of a slower […]

Worth Sharing: Why I Stopped Writing on My Students’ Papers

A professor decides it’s time to reconceive how he comments on essay assignments. This is GREAT! I have taken to requiring my students to do […]

5 Tools to Make Research Writing Easier

Tools for research writing cover a broad range of purposes for the user. From plagiarism checkers to reference databases and grammar tools, here are 5 […]

Thousands of teachers caught cheating in exams

I have long thought that the way to change the problem of cheating in exams (and assignments) is to reduce the risk associated with any […]

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