Characteristics of “Good” Assessments, or Characteristics of Assessments that are actually aligned with Pedagogy

“One of the most dangerous and persistent myths in American education is that the challenges of assessing student learning will be met if only the right instrument can be found – the test with psychometric properties so outstanding that we … Continue reading

The Ultimate Aim of Teaching

While co-constructing knowledge, students interact with three different features of content – incidental features, surface features, and deep features (Schwartz & Nasir, 2003).  First, incidental features are characteristics of the context surrounding a concept, not the concept itself.  They can … Continue reading

A Better Research Poster

The Communicating Science Workshop was framed in reference to verbal communication.  However, it could have also been framed in reference to visual communication, particularly considering the role poster sessions at research conferences play in the professional development of graduate students. … Continue reading

Service-Based Learning as a Pathway to Undergraduate Engineering

Overall, students develop personal goals of pursuing specific disciplines at colleges and universities and participating in specific fields in the workforce if they believe that they can ultimately be successful in doing so and doing so will serve as a … Continue reading

How the Mind Works

In order to theorize how the mind works, I am of the belief that you actually have to explain how individuals learn.  In order to learn, every individual must actively participate in his or her own learning by connecting information … Continue reading

The Future of Undergraduate Engineering Education: A Proposal

Problem-based learning in undergraduate engineering education is, on balance, deployed during the first-year engineering dual-course sequence and the capstone engineering experience (Jonassen, 2014).  However, threshold concepts, “or ways of thinking, that are transformative, opening up new ways of thinking and … Continue reading

The future of higher education: How emerging technologies will change education forever

The following infographic, “The Future of Higher Education”, is based on the book The Future Of Higher Education: How Emerging Technologies Will Change Education Forever by Lasse Rouhiainen, an international author on artificial intelligence and keynote speaker on artificial intelligence … Continue reading

Advances in Engineering Education (AEE), not so proud to be open access

Advances in Engineering Education (AEE) is an open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to “disseminate significant, proven innovations in engineering education practice, especially those that are best presented through the creative use of multimedia[,]” including, but not limited to, “innovations in … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ORI (only Biomedical, not Social Behavioral) Research Misconduct

A quick review of the research misconduct case summaries via the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity reveals one recurring theme.  Of the 34 researchers who currently have imposed administrative actions against them due … Continue reading

Higher Education Mission Statements

I chose to search for mission statements from Purdue University-West Lafayette (IN) and Case Western Reserve University (OH). Purdue University-West Lafayette (IN) Purdue University-West Lafayette is the flagship campus of the Purdue University System.  A public Research I (i.e., very … Continue reading