On becoming an Eccentric Professor…
Fall 2018 – New (mostly) and Improved (probably)! Part 1
Sat, 01 Sep 2018 17:23:16 +0000
The Fall 2018 semester begins in 4 days and I’ve been working hard for the last month or two on the courses I am teaching – CS-343 and CS-443. In this post, I’m going to talk about two course changes – Full POGIL and All OER. Full POGIL and All OER These two changes affect… Continue Reading Fall 2018 – New (mostly) and Improved (probably)! Part 1
Testing Categories and Tags for Syndication
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:36:24 +0000
To help me with finding student’s blog posts that have been syndicated to the CS@Worcester blog, I have been asking them to tag them with the course number (e.g. CS-343). That has worked well for finding just the posts for a particular class. But, what would make it even easier for me, would be to… Continue Reading Testing Categories and Tags for Syndication
Course Prep: Open Educational Materials Grant Proposal
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:59:55 +0000
The Worcester State University Library has called for proposals for Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) mini-grants to support Fall 2017 courses to the use of Open Educational Resources. I have submitted a proposal to support the use of OER in CS 343 Software Construction, Design, and Architecture. This is the first required course in our… Continue Reading Course Prep: Open Educational Materials Grant Proposal
Happy (Belated) International Weblogger’s Day!
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:18:07 +0000
Yesterday was International Weblogger’s Day, and in honor of the day I’m going to make a resolution to post on my blog at least once a week. (Let’s see how well that goes…)
New Course Prep: Learning UML
Thu, 25 May 2017 20:35:46 +0000
I am preparing for a new (for me) course for the Fall 2017 semester: CS 343 Software Construction, Design, and Architecture. My intention is for this to be a course primarily about software design and I want to approach it through design patterns, software architectures, and modern software frameworks. These are all topics that I… Continue Reading New Course Prep: Learning UML
Sabbatical Reading Update
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:45:11 +0000
I wanted to post an update to my post Sabbatical Reading List. To better keep track of my progress with my reading, I’ve started tagging the books on my LibraryThing account in different categories: The current list of all the books on my sabbatical reading list. Books that I have finished reading. Books I am… Continue Reading Sabbatical Reading Update
Sabbatical Restart
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:27:29 +0000
Summer is over, and it’s time to really get to work on my Sabbatical project. I did do some work this summer – I’ve read 3 of the books on my Sabbatical Reading List (and added a few more to the list) and I’ve finally de-lurked on the OpenMRS developer mailing list and in some… Continue Reading Sabbatical Restart
De-lurking…
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:56:34 +0000
I have been lurking in the OpenMRS project for the last 6 months or so. I have read wiki pages, installed the development environment, cloned the repository and built the code, and listened in on a number of OpenMRS weekly developer meetings. As I begin my sabbatical, I realized that it was time to finally… Continue Reading De-lurking…
Sabbatical Reading List
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:08:31 +0000
I have begun my reading list for my sabbatical. It includes general software development/software engineering books, as well as books specifically aimed at the next two courses I will be teaching in our Software Development Concentration: CS-348 Software Process Management (Spring 2015) CS-443 Software Quality Assurance and Testing (Fall 2015) Here is my sabbatical reading… Continue Reading Sabbatical Reading List
Fall 2014 Sabbatical
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:49:04 +0000
I am spending the Fall 2014 semester on sabbatical1. This is the proposal I submitted to request my sabbatical leave: I will use my sabbatical to become more expert in the area of Software Development/Software Engineering. The Computer Science Department recently created a Concentration in Software Development, which has expanded our course offerings in this… Continue Reading Fall 2014 Sabbatical

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