Motivation I recently sat in the back of a large lecture hall during a class given by a talented Professor. It should not have been so jarring. I also teach large lecture classes and yet I am so consumed by my own presentation and interactions, that I don’t fully absorb the varied levels of student […]
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SAM Help Desk: Students with questions about SAM can access the help desk in two ways: through Blackboard (content: “Excelhelp”) or by visiting http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/excelhelp. The help desk is supported by PhD students familiar with SAM and the SAM projects. Emails will be answered daily, Monday-Friday. If many inquiries arise about a common issue, then responses will be […]
During the Fall 2013 semester, Professors Ted Joyce, Sean Crocket and David Jaeger conducted an experiment to determine whether differences exist in student educational outcomes between the hybrid and traditional class formats. Students in the hybrid section were required to meet once per week, while students in the traditional format class were required to meet […]
Taking accurate student attendance seems to consume an inordinate amount of class time. In the Spring of 2011, while teaching a section of Managerial Accounting for non-majors, I resolved to expedite the attendance process. I reasoned that reading off my students’ names as quickly as I could was the only solution. On the first day […]
Professor Linda Friedman from Statistics and Professor Nermin Eyuboglu from Marketing are each teaching a hybrid class in their department’s two core courses this fall. Karolina Krystyniak, the IT fellow, summarizes the interviews but I also encourage you to watch them. Both faculty give honest, nuanced, and insightful comments on the pros and cons of […]