Category: Teaching

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Value Added in Teaching

As I was working on my lesson plans this morning, I asked myself “how best can I add value to the classroom experience?”  You see, students have the capability to read books and watch lecture...

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Helping Businesses Succeed Online

For the past three years, our MIS students have been working with local businesses and organizations succeed with their online presence. In a web development class I teach, students learn how to develop their...

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Year in Review – The Best is Yet to Come

2015 has shaped up to be a stressful, yet fulfilling year. 2016 looks to be even more so. Sometimes it seems like life is standing still when viewed in the moment, but when taking...

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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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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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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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Video – A Brief History of Information Systems

I recently finished recording this video narration of a brief history of information systems.  It summarizes what I’ve learned from reading over 10 books on computer history and encompasses a lecture I used to...