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All in with Lynda.com

I’m doing it. Next semester, I’m going all in with Lynda.com. For those of you have not heard of lynda.com, it is a website that hosts thousands of training videos on hundreds of topics. ...

Engaging the Mind in Online Classes 0

How to Develop Engaging Online Classes

A couple of months ago, I was asked how I engage online students to make an online class experience as rich and fruitful as a face-to-face class.  It’s difficult, to say the least.  Over...

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Motivation in Education

A few nights ago, my friend Jamin Carson, a professor of education at ECU, lamented to me that some of his teachers-in-training were so obsessed with motivating their students that they failed to help...

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8 Quick Things to Improve Your Website

Most small businesses realize they need a website to attract customers, but often struggle to do it well.  Here are the 8 things my students and I have noticed that business owners can do...

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4 Views of Website Success

In the Spring of this year, one of my students was offered an internship with Waveborn based on a report she wrote in my class.  Another student was asked to present his report to...

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5 Year Goals Update

Over at Reason for Success, I posted a review of the 5 year goals I wrote back in 2009 and my new 5 year career goals.  Basic take away, I nailed it.  And I...

My Recommended Economic Books 0

My Recommended Economic Books

In academia, I am one of the few professors that advocates for free market capitalism without exceptions.  Why?  It all stems from my understanding of economics, history, and political theory.  While I am not...

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Improving my Teaching

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov.  Mr. Lemov is the director and former president of a series of highly successful charter schools.  In this role, he...

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Education, Technology, and the future

I just finished listening to the EconTalk Podcast on “The Future of Work“.  The podcast featured a panel discussion about technology, work, and the future – absolutely fascinating.  What really got my mind spinning...

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How AI optimizes server farm performance

Not surprisingly, Google is finding ways to combine neural networks and machine learning to optimize the performance and minimize the energy costs of running their server farms.  Here is the intersection of multiple fields...