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“remediate the skill, not the standard”

February 5, 2017

0 Yes, she recycles her posts but this one’s definitely worth it. It’s not about tech but it could be.   Depending on which wrong answer a student chooses, the teaching should be adapted. We could do that with tech, too.   Pathways… especially if we included humans who could ask questions of the student […]

More open in the press…

February 2, 2017


… My ed tech buddy at the U of I sent this to me:  Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education  from  . Surprise 1:   In this context, concerns about “accessibility” have nothing to do with ADA and everything to do with “if it’s on the web, that website might go bell up […]

Mathia X Review

June 8, 2016


I was out marking roads for yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. I think I’m glad I get to watch it because I won’t comment through the initial cynic filter… Executive short summary (current jargon, tl;dr ) :   Same […]

Penultimate Monday

April 25, 2016


Next Monday is the last MOnday of classes; exam week starts that Friday.   Yup, it’s busy in the tutoring lab! I did get in the 15-20 minutes to finish up editing the Key to Chapter One, though I will need to go back through it and find what I missed since it was very […]

Just Sayin’

April 24, 2013


… ALEKS has ’em doing hte distance formula, and they get a nice problem to do (you don’t get instruction with ALEKS; you have to ask it to “explain”).   The “explanation” is the distance formula. Zilch, zero, nada about where it comes from.   Guess what?   The students find it hard to keep […]