March 7, 2014, 9:00 am
Here’s a picture of some tacos, for no real reason other than it might make you happy.
It’s been a busy week of blogging around here with the posts about the flipped calculus class. I’m taking a break from that series until next week, but in the meantime here are more items to read and discuss.
- If you read one thing from this list, read this article in which Evan Selinger and Andrew Phelps argue that colleges need to start acting like startup or face obsolescence. It’s a perplexing read. On the one hand, their thought that innovation is the correct lens through which to consider higher ed is compelling. On the other hand, I think their three pillars of startup-hood – density, shared resources, and nurturing communities – don’t always apply to successful colleges, and the focus on these has the…
February 28, 2014, 11:15 am
February 14, 2014, 2:00 pm
Look! A small shiny object.
From the week that was, here is your random list of shiny objects from around the web.
January 24, 2014, 8:03 am
Here are some items from around the web for your weekend enjoyment.
- Here’s a great post on Medium by Nik Custodio in which he explains Bitcoin like I’m five. I think the audience level here is rather older than five, but it’s still probably the best explanation of the problems that Bitcoin attempts to solve, and how it solves them, that I’ve seen. (I wasn’t sure whether to file this under “Math” or “Technology” because it’s a lot of both.)
- If you’ve ever been interested in standards-based grading, you won’t want to miss Kate Owens’ post An Adventure in Standards-Based Calculus where she lays out why, and bits about “how”, she intends to use SBG in her Calculus 2 course this semester. Don’t miss the link to George McNulty’s calc 2 syllabus at the end, which is a great example of how to use SBG in actual practice.
- Good report…
September 28, 2011, 4:00 am
Good stuff from the internet this past week:
September 21, 2011, 9:00 am
Interesting stuff from elsewhere on the web this week: