I did not want to post this entry, for many reasons.
I am embarrassed to admit that I am not a good teacher. I am terribly disappointed to be confronted with this failure, just after the “high” of the publicity around my City-of-Edmonton inspired project in my CMPUT course. I am completely frustrated by [...]
I, and, I know, many of my colleagues too, fret over designing our project-based courses. Courses in the computing-science sub-disciplines within the generally construed “systems/applications” area, like databases, software engineering, operating systems and architecture, frequently use projects.
I am a strong believer in learning-by-doing (the fundamental principle of constructivist pedagogical theories) and learning in teams [...]
I have had two interesting (and rather intense) professional experiences recently, which made me say to myself a few times “the Devil is in the Details”. And I wanted to reflect (i.e., think aloud) upon these experiences and so I went and looked at Wikipedia where the expression comes from. And there, I found that [...]
This term I decided to do something risky: namely I decided to give a “practically” real project to my undergraduate software-engineering class, CMPUT 301, based on the City of Edmonton’s (CoE) open data.
The CoE is at the forefront of open-data initiative among Canadian cities, with Nanaimo, Vancouver and Toronto. It has launched a broad [...]
It is the end of the Fall term. My final exam is tomorrow at 9 and after I have gone through the mad rush of marking them before Christmas and assigning grades, vacations will be here, which means one thing: I need to make up my graduate course next term!
I have taught this course [...]
Having gone through the unavoidable initial growth spurt with my blogging, i.e., my first five posts, I am finding myself “too busy” and so, in order to stave off the premature death of this enterprise, I have decided to post every weekend. Let’s see how this goes…
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