But It’s Personal…Not Verifiable

I appreciate the United Methodists’ focus on the roots to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ in their Book of Discipline.  “…the sources from which we derive our theological affirmations and the criteria by which we assess the adequacy of our understanding and witness.”  (United Methodist Church, 2016) I think using sources have … Continue reading But It’s Personal…Not Verifiable

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Faith Seeking Understanding

As stated in the preface, “Christian theology or any other theology for that matter, arises out of, and remains importantly linked to a particular community of faith.” (Migliore, 2014) In other words, one cannot leave faith at the door when one studies theology. Therefore, the theological discourse must also include a critical analysis of the … Continue reading Faith Seeking Understanding

Student Created Rubrics and Assessments

As educators, I am sure we all see that the for the most part, the more students are involved in their learning process, the better the outcome. “Many studies support the fact that increasing student engagement improves learning in higher education (Astin,1993; Kuh, 2003; Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, & Whitt, 2005; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005).” (NOBA, … Continue reading Student Created Rubrics and Assessments

Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla, standing, and CTO Bharat Mediratta hope to bring the big-data and analytics techniques of their former employer, Google, to the K-12 arena. —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week.   In the article in Education Week, by Benjamin Herold (2016), The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education, discussion is made on … Continue reading Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

The Human Face of Big Data

A  program recently aired on PBS (February 24, 2016), titled, "The Human Face of Big Data" that offered good information on the state of affairs of big data. As stated on the website, "With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in incredible ways. Every two days the human race is … Continue reading The Human Face of Big Data