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Rebuilding a Course Around Prior Knowledge

Of the many different courses I teach, the one I’ve made the fewest changes in over the past decade is my survey of modern Eastern Europe. Every other course I teach has been reconfigured in various ways as a result … Continue reading

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Playing With History

[9:30] Today and tomorrow I’m at the conference Playing With Technology in History at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Day one is an unconference focused on the edges of the envelope in humanities computing. The sessions during the day include things like wearable … Continue reading

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Why Assessment Gets a Bad Name

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am actually quite supportive of the whole idea of assessment in higher education. I am convinced that we need authentic forms of longitudinal assessment of learning in all of our programs, … Continue reading

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Quantifying the Humanities

The rising importance of metrics for evaluation in higher education has more than a few of my friends and colleagues on edge. What will it mean, for instance, when colleges and universities see the same sorts of assessment data generated … Continue reading

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