Monthly Archives: May 2013

That I may serve~

Being a faculty in a university for me rhymes with the single concept of Service.Service:And, in service I uphold the service to students, university and to the community:To students: As a faculty member, one embraces the choice to serve the students t… Continue reading

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PBL effects on careers?

I have a question that I could use some help with.  Does anyone know of research papers or published evidence that students from learner-centered and PBL based educational systems perform better in the job market? This question is a result … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in GEDI Spring 2013

The Power of Teaching~

Reflecting back on the entire semester of GEDI and PFP classes at VT, I sense that my intention and attitude towards teaching have elevated from the desire to help others (students) find beauty in engineering in a way that I have found, to something ev… Continue reading

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The Power of Teaching~

Reflecting back on the entire semester of GEDI and PFP classes at VT, I sense that my intention and attitude towards teaching have elevated from the desire to help others (students) find beauty in engineering in a way that I have found, to something ev… Continue reading

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Outsourced Grading and the Degradation of the Modern Professoriate

I stole the link in this post from my friend and colleague Sascha Engel’s Facebook, so I first want to give credit where credit is due. But this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website discusses the recent phenomenon … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lecture vs. Online

I’d like to take a minute an look at how teaching in the same course, but in different areas can really differ.  The traditional lecture against the online one.  A recitation is quite similar to a lecture, but in my experience, it is much more involved and differs wildly from professor to professor.  I even […] Continue reading

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Writing Your Own Teaching Philosophy!

I ran into this useful video about writing your teaching philosophy and thought it would be useful for others in GEDI class. I like it and I think it will give you a good perspective of how to write your own teaching philosophy. Continue reading

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Why Teacher Training Matters

For my last GEDI-related post, I wanted to bring the conversation full circle, and it turns out that Virginia Tech’s Collegiate Times has an article that helps me to do just that. Please click on the page below to access … Continue reading Continue reading

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GEDI Reflection

After Wednesday night’s class I wanted to take a moment to reflect over the semester in GEDI. I remember when I first came into the class, I had a sense of anxiety and uncertainty: Would I be torn apart for not … Continue reading Continue reading

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PBL: Open ended and close ended~

Having done the PBL and watched the presentations of other groups, I am Thrilled!Wow! What amazing topics! How amazing ethical, social, financial dilemmas! How very unique structure of the PBLs and layout for assessments. Congrats fellow GEDIs! I am im… Continue reading

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