Category: 2. Teaching
How Not to Organize Written Exams
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Why Soft is Hard v2 (in Teaching)
I previously discussed why “soft” research (qualitative research) is so much harder than “hard” research (quantitative research). The main reason is that there is less and later feedback, which can be incredibly frustrating for the impatient researcher. A similar argument applies to teaching “soft” skills, which is much harder than teaching “hard” skills.
Dear Ministry of Paper-based Exams
Dear ministry: Ten days ago I received a pile of written exams to grade. Yesterday you sent me a note asking me to finish up already. In the future, I recommend you send the dunning notice together with the exams.
The Downside of College Teaching
“Teaching young minds is great and keeps you young!” There is some truth to this made-up quote. Growing older, you might get set in your ways, but younger people will most certainly challenge you to rethink those. While there is a lot of positive things to say, I want to discuss two difficult but critical […]
How to Prevent Efficient Creation and Grading of Written Exams
Want to know how to make it hard for professors to create and grade written exams efficiently? Learn from the best, the Bavarian ministry of education, which oversees the handling of the state-wide written exams for budding high-school teachers of computer science. A thread.
Announcing Open Course “Software Product Management”
Software product management (PROD) is a course that teaches students software product management using the case method.