Monday, March 21, 2011

Introducing the University of Here

I have been enjoying taking classes again. That said, I find that there are many things I wish to focus on that are not being covered. This has lead me to start a program of self-study that I am calling the University of Here at Campus Vorax. The basic recipe is:
  1. Pick a topic of study
  2. Identify texts or other relevant supporting material
  3. Identify learning objectives
  4. Identify evaluation criteria and learning "forcing functions"
  5. Write up a simple syllabus
I have written up four courses for the spring term:
My hope is that having a week-by-week schedule will provide enough impetus to make forward progress in the face of the myriad distractions which will present themselves.

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