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Oct 11, 2019
Work continues on VBA and website courses.
Sep 2, 2019
How to let students ignore exercises when showing their progress?
Aug 8, 2019
Work proceeds apace on a new course.
Jul 8, 2019
A common course outcome is "students should be able to solve problems." It would help to know what problem solving is.
Jul 3, 2019

Schemas have been a staple of cognitive psychology for decades.

Jul 2, 2019
Yesterday, I read Michael de Raadt's research on explicit teaching of schemas. Dr de Raadt's work parallels Skilling's use of patterns, though his work was earlier. He also gives empirical data on the effects of explicit schema teaching in a programming course, that I hadn't seen before.
Jun 30, 2019
When we give course goals, are we really talking about psychological state at the end of the course?
Jun 23, 2019

Rodney Parks has an article in Educause Review on supplying faculty with comprehensive learner profiles. Instructors get detailed information on students in capstone classes, such as the prior courses students have taken.

Jun 23, 2019
Skilling helps instructors identify students who are falling behind, and send them messages. What should the messages say?