CoreDogs blog


Flipped classes threaten universities and publishers

February 8, 2012

Flipping a class shifts the emphasis from memorizing facts to doing tasks. It's a relatively simple change that can improve learning significantly. Indirectly, flipping might also threaten today's universities and textbook publishers.

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Video: Patterns

December 23, 2011

Patterns are common solutions to common problems. This video shows how patterns are organized in CoreDogs.

Video: the CoreDogs cast of characters

December 17, 2011

There are three characters running through CoreDogs: Kieran, CC, and Renata. This video explains why.

Video on outcome-based learning

December 8, 2011

Made a short video on designing content for outcome-based learning.

New video: Writing your own textbook for flipped courses

November 18, 2011

There's a new CoreDogs video. It's mainly a short demo of course authoring tools.


A Tale of Two Students

October 27, 2011

Follow two students through a traditional course, and a flipped one run with CoreDogs. Hear what the students and their professors have to say.

Textbook Writer: A tool for writing effective online college textbooks

August 30, 2011

Textbook Writer would be a Web appplication for writing online college textbooks. It would help push ed tech forward, by using learning science best practices to encourage a more efficient blend of tech and human instruction.

A textbook is not a course

August 9, 2011

CoreDogs is a good textbook. But by itself, it isn't enough for a good course. Two things are missing: exploration, and groupiness.

Drupal: A beginner's guide to Drush

July 1, 2011

Drush makes updating Drupal sites easier. A new article shows how you can install Drush, and use it to update your Drupal site. If it's your first time using the command line, this is for you.

Drupal: Using a shared SSL certificate on Hostgator

June 28, 2011

How to set up a Drupal site on Hostgator to use https, with a shared SSL certificate.


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