Weekly Roundup for Jan 20, 2012
This is my first attempt at something like a weekly roundup like I said I should try in To Blog Or To Share?. Hopefully I can maintain it. Martin Luther King Jr on education: Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life. Education […]
Research in Higher Ed
SC lawmakers want to professors atÂ universities to teach more instead of doing research. An Associated Press article “SC budget would make professors teach more classes”: College professors should be in the classroom teaching at least nine credit hours each semester because the state is having a tough time paying for college budgets, said state Rep. […]
Why not cut the regular courses instead?
Don’t get rid of honors courses, abolish ‘regular’ classes | ajc.com: By Jay Mathews Washington Post Writers Group Published on: 07/23/07 Washington â€”- The honors course was once a vital part of American high schools, respected by all. That is changing fast, and many students and their parents are upset about it.
Independent Verification of the Truth
Some of my latest work has been in chasing cheaters or “Vista ate my homework” claims. Some background: I work for a project that hosts online classes for 32 of the 35 universities in our system. We have about 125,000 users who have performed at least 100 actions this term. We have had about 50 […]
One of FORTRAN Developers Died
I took a college course on FORTRAN in college. At the time I was a Pre-Engineering major with aspirations to transfer to a program requiring it. In my entire educational career I haven’t taken much in programming classes: QBasic Fortran Java Actually, that is all the programming languages I’ve learned (and through lack of use […]