Higher Education A case for radical simplification in higher education What I am starting, stopping, and continuing in 2022 as a result of my pandemic experiences. (Reprinted from EdSurge)

Higher Education Four wishes for higher education in 2022 In 2022, higher education needs less of a few things and more of their opposite.

Higher Education Is traditional higher education in trouble from online course providers? I just completed the much-hyped Project Management certification from Google and Coursera. How much trouble is traditional higher education in?

Mathematics Doubt, proof, and what it means to do mathematics Throwback post from 2013 on a way of thinking of mathematics as the interplay between belief and doubt.

Grading Words, numbers, or nothing? A classic study finds some eye-opening effects of different feedback on learning.

Teaching Building Fall 2021: Discrete Structures A work-in-progress report on my Fall 2021 classes, one month before launch.

Academia Entering the feedback loop: My origin story with alternative grading Sometimes all it takes to get started with a new idea is just to start and then follow through.

Academia How much research has been done on flipped learning? The 2021 update Updating the annual data on the number of peer-reviewed publications on flipped learning, this time with the numbers for 2020.

Academia How to write learning objectives Writing clear, measurable learning objectives for lesson seems simple; it isn't. Here are some steps that can make it easier.

Academia The semester that was, Part 2: A 3x3x3 reflection on Modern Algebra Another 3x3x3 reflection on my Winter courses, this time my Modern Algebra class.

Academia The semester that was: A 3x3x3 reflection on Calculus What I learned, what surprised me, and what I still don't know about the Calculus class that just finished up.

Academia Is flipping an online course possible? (Throwback) A throwback post from 2015, wrestling with the possibility of flipped learning in an online setting.

Education Rebooting the final exam Traditional final exams are so pre-pandemic. Here are some ideas for what to do instead.

Education Double-flipped learning: What is it, and does it work? A new article presents the concept of "double flipped learning" and tries it out in a calculus class. How did it go?

Academia Clients, not customers Students are not customers but rather clients, involved with us in a creative process which involves the students in a fundamental way.

Academia How do you get students to buy in to self-teaching? How do you get students to accept and work within a framework that stresses self-teaching?

Academia In defense of teaching yourself the material It's time for colleges and universities to stop apologizing for having students teach themselves things.

Academia Three more things that the workload dilemma might really be about Here's three more things that we might actually be talking about, when we talk about "workload".

Academia Three things that the workload dilemma might really be about What do we mean when we talk about students' workload these days? It may not be about actual workload.

Active learning My home teaching software and workflows A rundown of the software and workflows I use for online teaching.

Active learning My home teaching studio setup (and why it's so cheap) You don't need to spend $21,000 to have an excellent home teaching studio if you shift the focus to active learning.

Active learning Active learning as an ethicalÂ issue Is active learning a pedagogical choice or an ethical imperative? (From 2015.)

Active learning How not to do active learning A short list of 25 ways to teach using active learning but without the empathy.

Academia Empathy in teaching Empathy is possibly the most important facet of good teaching and the weakest link in current college teaching practice.