Monthly Archives: April 2012

The history of a module mark

It’s getting close to exam time and I’ve been thinking about how we do things. The mark a student receives for a module has a long history as told in the story below. Please read on if you have patience……………. … Continue reading

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Are you off for the summer yet?

Ah yes, the perennially irritating question asked by even those who should know better (e.g. family!). For me, things reach their nadir a few years ago when I was contacted by a couple of ‘entrepreneurs’ who wanted to pick my … Continue reading

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Quality in Third Level

I recently set an in-class assignment for my second year class to whom I give a short course on Heat Transfer. The students were given half an hour to answer the following question: The U-value, or heat transfer coefficient, is … Continue reading

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