Monthly Archives: April 2012

Learning Outcomes. Missing the Mark!

I’m always surprised by the strong opinions I hear from some in Higher Education against learning outcomes for college classes.  Some argue that learning outcomes impinge upon a professor’s academic freedom.  I recently saw an article in a Religious Studies … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Google Street View

As of Friday, April 27, Google has launched its streeview service for Jerusalem.  Ever wanted to visit Jerusalem but didn’t have the money, or time, or were worried about safety? (Israel is very safe, tourists are some of the safest … Continue reading

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Culture Change for Learning

Some weeks ago an article was published called “Culture Change for Learning.”  The opening paragraph suggests that “the academy lacks a serious culture of teaching and learning.”  Well, yes, and the problem is systemic and cultural.  A book I’ve been … Continue reading

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$100 for anyone who can name a store product not “touched” by oil

One of the class periods in my History of Creativity course at BYU focuses on the technology of oil.  I do the following activity with the students: In 3 minutes write down all of the products that you could buy … Continue reading

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Nightside Project on KSL

Some evenings find me driving: Perhaps I’m returning home from teaching an evening class at BYU or perhaps I’m just out running errands.  But I’m always entertained and laughing out loud when I listen to Alex and Ethan on KSL’s … Continue reading

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Recommended Magazines for Life-Long Learning

I teach at Brigham Young University.  One of the skills I hope to help learners develop is life-long learning.  Indeed, no other skill is more important than learning how to learn.  One of the ways that I try to remain … Continue reading

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Indian Food. Gotta love it!

I sometimes quip that I was born in the wrong country.  I absolutely love Indian food.  It is my comfort food (along with pizza!).  Chicken Tikka Masala with a Mango Lasso will do the trick!  A great place to catch … Continue reading

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