CoreDogs blog


Get yo' assessment on, dog!

May 18, 2011

Faculty like doing assessment. As much as root canals. But what if assessment was no extra work? “Impossible!” you say. Curb your inner curmudgeon, and learn of the wonder that is CoreDogs!

A new chapter with some good learning science

May 8, 2011

A new chapter in ClientCore shows students how to reuse an existing design. This post explains why that chapter is good learning science.

The CoreDogs way

May 4, 2011

The CoreDogs Way is an approach to teaching skill-based college courses. This post briefly explains what the Way is, and why it’s important.

Social learning in CoreDogs

March 27, 2011

CoreDogs in student's social world.

Five principles for teaching skills

March 24, 2011

What learning science tells us about helping people learn skills.

Baking a video card

March 12, 2011

Dat's a spicy video cardMy GeForce 8800 video card broke. Strange vertical lines on the screen. That was in Windows safe mode low res. It wouldn't work at all in its normal configuration.

The solution? Bake the card for 10 minutes at 385°F. In the oven.

You read that right. I got the idea from this page.

Drupal: URLs, nav bars, and mental models

March 3, 2011

Match URLs to users' mental model of your site. Users will be happier, your site will be easier to manage, and you'll get better search results.

Exercises and grades

January 30, 2011

Do students who do exercises get higher scores? Are bears Catholic?

Give students grading rubrics?

January 13, 2011

When you give students an assignment, should you also give them your grading rubric?

Helping experts build courses

January 11, 2011


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