Azat Nurmukhametov

Weekly Journal. Week 14

This week I will run the last survey of my class project. I hope that students will find some time to answer the survey questions and the participation rate will not be too low. Virginia Tech, as many other universities, asked students not to return to campus until the spring semester if they travel for …

Additional Blog Post

In my last post for this class I would like to discuss about the notion of smartness. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, smartness is the quality of being intelligent, or able to think quickly or intelligently in difficult situations. I completely agree with this definition, however I would add the ability to solve problems, …

Additional Blog Post

In my last post for this class I would like to discuss about the notion of smartness. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, smartness is the quality of being intelligent, or able to think quickly or intelligently in difficult situations. I completely agree with this definition, however I would add the ability to solve problems, …

Weekly Journal. Week 12

This week I will continue my discussion about issues in higher education that Donald Trump’s administration had about four years ago based on the article of Ryan Craig “The Top 10 Higher Education Issues We All Agree On”. 6. Outcomes should be about “distance traveled”. According to Ryan Craig, it may well be that the …

Weekly Journal. Week 11

I remember in January 2017, when I studied at St. Cloud State University, me and my classmates discussed the article of Ryan Craig “The Top 10 Higher Education Issues We All Agree On”. This article introduced the issues that the president Trump’s administration challenged in the very beginning of its term. Now I would like …

Weekly Journal. Week 11

I remember in January 2017, when I studied at St. Cloud State University, me and my classmates discussed the article of Ryan Craig “The Top 10 Higher Education Issues We All Agree On”. This article introduced the issues that the president Trump’s administration challenged in the very beginning of its term. Now I would like …

Future of the University

In this post I would like to present some my ideas about what should change in higher education. In my opinion, colleges and universities should pay much more attention to lifelong learning. By definition, lifelong learning is the constant, ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated acquisition of knowledge and skills throughout a lifetime for either personal or …

Weekly Journal. Week 10

In this post I will interpret the results of the second survey of my project. The first main question  is “Based on your studying experience this semester, if you had a choice between different types of courses, what class would you choose?” The next figure shows the percentage of the answers by different characteristics of …

Weekly Journal. Week 9

This week I post the results of the second survey of my project. This survey is held in the middle of the semester There are 105 students who answered the survey questions. , Since the first survey had 204 respondents, unfortunately, there is a significant drop of the number of respondents. The summary statistics of …