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Ani Adhikari
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Content and the instructor
In the  previous post  I wrote about the smooth operation of a course as though that is somehow separate from the pedagogy. But while many aspects of "operation" are administrative or technical, the principal factor that makes a course go well for students ...
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Like clockwork
Will people know what that means, in a few years? "Like clockwork"? The "work" inside a digital timepiece isn't as visible as the delicately moving gears of an old mantel clock. But there I go, showing my age again. Smooth operation is one of my two main go...
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To Mathbabe
Dear Cathy, Colleagues alerted me to the fact that you have two  questions  for me. I'm happy to answer. Thank you for your generous comments about my teaching. I'll start by pointing out that outrageous , especially in italics, was not my choice of word; i...
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"Teaching" a MOOC
It's Week 3 and the course has settled down. Students are posting about content more than they are about logistics. As before, their fellow students are volunteering help: I'm enjoying the contributions of kame, SusanArizona, motley, dennniswadams, weyedide...
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Lecture? What lecture?
It was clear last year, and is clear again just two days into the course, that many students go directly to the exercises without watching any instructional video or reading the text. They might, perhaps, read a worked example or two, but often not even tha...
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Once more unto the MOOC
Here we go again. In just over 24 hours, the Spring 2014 incarnation of Stat 2X comes alive. Unless an instructor is annoyingly well prepared, the days just before the start of any course are filled with checking, double checking, spluttering with outrage (...
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