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The Discovery Tool lets you find professors based on the answers they supply. You can filter by department and question. Click the answer bubble to see the professor’s profile.

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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I built a Bloom's Taxonomy tower in 2 virtual worlds: Nova and 3rd Rock Grid, and I recently published a case study about interviewing in virtual worlds.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Adult learning
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
It's tough, but you will learn a lot.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Online: blogs, wikis, tutorials, synchronous communication, textbooks, articles, web-hosted articles
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to synthesize new concepts with previous knowledge, ability to apply concepts to real-world situations, quality of projects as measured by rubrics.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Conscientious, creative, willing to consider new ideas, engaged with concepts and with classmates.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be ready and willing to work hard, stay connected throughout the course, and challenge your own thinking.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Coordinating creation of a program to teach university faculty how to teach online
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What is your style of teaching?
Online: learn by doing, lots of student interaction, projects
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Online: pairs of students create lessons for each other and teach them.
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