A problem I have with blackboard/online grade entering systems is that the students see the grades before they get the exam back–leading to extra emails.
I read about the ‘grandmother died’ excuses on inside higher ed. I have had my share; I do wonder if journal editors get similar excuses for late reports?
My personal learning style is different than about 90% of the students. If I try to teach the way I would like to be taught, problems ensue.
The less complicated things are, the more students seem to learn in class. But if I make things seem too simple, the students don’t work by themselves, and then don’t learn the material deeply.
Over and out. Too nice a day to be online.
Addendum: forgot to add. I had to get files from an old XP computer yesterday, and I had lost my password (stupid, I know.) Googling ‘lost XP password’ let me change the password in about an hour. I have no technology skills to speak of. But now, I know how easy XP is to crack (I already knew it about some Linux distributions.) An eye-opener.