Monthly Archives: May 2016

Some thoughts about fairness after 30 years in DCU

I first came to DCU in 1986 as a sprightly young 23 year old with an MSc from Cornell and having seen a lot of changes over the years, it’s worth taking a bit of time out from marking to … Continue reading

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An engaging post about engagement

Have you noticed how the noun ‘engagement’ and its verb and adjective equivalents are used so much these days? These are catch-all words used to denote some sort of interaction between two or more parties and the beauty of them … Continue reading

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My experience of coding

As an engineering student in the 1980s I did plenty of coding. The language I learned was FORTRAN and most of the code I wrote was designed to do calculations that would take too long if done by hand. I  … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on independent learning

The dominant mode of learning in third level education is ‘independent learning’. At least that’s what the numbers in our module descriptors imply. Yet, it would seem to me, and maybe I’m wrong, that the vast bulk of education research … Continue reading

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