Category Archives: school and teaching

This category is a bit of a mixed bag. When I was in grad school I used to blog about my daily woes as a student. A lot of the posts dealt with my graduate assistantship duties teaching one class per semester. One I graduated, I kept that job and I still teach that class as an adjunct professor. These days I use this category to write about various aspects of teaching, and my reflections about the state of technological know-how in the wild as exemplified by my students.

This is why we can’t have nice things – a response to Jeffrey McManus

Some of you have probably heard about the University of Florida scandal by now. If not, here is a quick recap: they axed their Computer Science Department, fired everyone they could, publicly humiliated the tenured professors they couldn’t fire and … Continue reading

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Project Topics

In the class I teach, the students have to do a group project which combines a lot of the skills they acquire during the semester. It requires them to create outlines in a word processor, make spreadsheets, utilize a database … Continue reading

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Some Reflections about my Students

Most of you know that I teach an introductory computer class at the local university. It is an interesting experience – I sort of get a first hand glimpse at the general computer knowledge of a diverse sample of the … Continue reading

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