Evan misshula commented on the post, Medieval Vernacular, Community Building, and Accessible Design, on the site The Futures Initiative 3 years ago
I think the idea that Computer Scientists or Computer Science students are not good at mathematics is a white lie. The best short definition of mathematics I have ever heard is from Walter Warwick Sawyer, in […]
I am Evan Misshula. I teach Databases and Data Mining at John Jay and Research Methods at Brooklyn College. In my Data Mining Class we explored Free Software tools and practices for collaboration on programming projects. In my Research Methods class we co-wrote a survey designed to illuminate the unique life barriers that CUNY students face as c…[Read more]
Please join the GC Digital Initiatives, the GC Digital Fellows, the PhD program in Computer Science and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative in welcoming from MIT’s legendary CS/AI Lab and the Free Software Foundation Dr. Gerald J Sussman, who will present on the problems created by intelligent agents whose governing are purposefully obscured…[Read more]
The NY Times profiled an expensive and unproven but promising math intervention. I like this because it keeps track of how students perform given different types of instructions. It stitches together individualized learning plans every day and relieves teachers of the burden of rote grading. The students are tested every day. The second year ga…[Read more]
Evan misshula replied to the topic Group Two: Student-Centered Pedagogy Assignments for 3/10 in the forum Mapping the Futures – Grad Students 3 years, 8 months ago
What student-centered approaches to learning do you use in the classroom?
I use flipped classrooms with lots of individual attention and time
for students to complete work and ask questions. I am pretty explicit
about trying to make students into autodidacts. Like Irene, I believe
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a…[Read more]
All of the commenters have made excellent points. I will try to make a constructive contribution.
I have been wrestling with this issue of syllabus explicitness. Too many of the ones I read seem like a contract written by lawyer that always seems to give the sweetheart clause to the professor. I empathize with the author. I would like to add…[Read more]
Hi Fellow Academic Subversives,
I did my first hands on exercise with my Database class. I had them submit their photo to a github repository. The students created their own github accounts. They forked my repo which creates copies in their own github account.
The students experienced the challenges of installing git on their machines. K…[Read more]
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