Yes, I Finally Enjoyed History Class!

Monday marks the last official day of the massive open online course (MOOC) “The Kennedy Half Century,” in which I’ve been enrolled for the past four weeks. The course, taught by Larry Sabato, has been, in a word, excellent. My last blog post talked about the engaging stories and tales of life experiences from the […]

Kentucky Innovations Conference: A Few Thoughts

The Kentucky Innovations Conference is an annual event that allows participants “the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, the latest technologies, best practices and to share innovative instructional techniques” (from the conference website). I attended the conference this past Thursday and Friday, and the following summarizes my thoughts and opinions on the […]

As “Irrational Behavior” Comes to a Close …

As I head into the sixth and final week of “A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior,” a Coursera MOOC,* I have to proclaim my enthusiasm for the course as well as its format. I’ve enjoyed this course more than nearly any other course I’ve ever taken—free or paid—and found both the subject matter and presentation […]