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Fall Research Update

Since my summer research update, I have made lots of progress. Not as much as I originally envisioned, but still on track. As I indicated back then, three manuscripts near completion were all submitted...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...