Why I Lifted the Ban on Classroom Technology

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You won't find any technology bans in my class syllabuses. I lifted them long ago and now encourage the use of technology in the classroom. It's an issue that seems to come up every semester. Should professors or should they not allow students to use technology in class? There are a lot of … [Continue reading...]

Quotable: Randy Pausch on Experience

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"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted," Randy Pausch. In the words of The Rolling Stones, "you can't always get what you want." But if we keep those lyrics rolling, you find sometimes "you get what you need." I don't like it when things don't work according to plan. I … [Continue reading...]

Why I Adore My Most Popular Post of 2013

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The most popular post I wrote in 2013 has continued surprising me every time I review this site's stats. I adore the post, not necessarily because of its contents or even because of the traffic it has generated (although that's fabulous). I love the post because it proves that this site is doing … [Continue reading...]