I stopped having my students take written exams in my classes several years ago. Most of my classes emphasize both project-based learning and the development of critical thinking skills. Research on student learning shows many… Read More »Use of Reflections in Asynchronous Online Engineering Courses
Dr. Bruce R. Maxim is Professor of Computer and Information Science and the Narasimhamurthi “Nattu” Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan - Dearborn. His research interests include software engineering, user experience design, serious game development, extended reality, artificial intelligence, and computer education. His recent research publications have been in the areas of serious game development, software analytics, and engineering education. He is co-author of a best-selling introductory computer science text and the world's most popular software engineering text. He has served as co-editor of three collections of software engineering research papers. Dr, Maxim’s professional experience includes managing research information systems at a medical school, directing instructional computing activities for a medical campus, working as a statistical programmer in a department of epidemiology, and serving as the chief technology officer for a game development company.
I stopped using traditional tests in all my classes about seven years ago. Having students take two or three large exams in a course, may do an OK job of getting summary assessment information. I… Read More »Blog Post: No More Tests: Assessing Students in Asynchronous Online Courses
Active learning techniques such as think-pair-share exercises , pair programming , peer instruction , and flipped classrooms  have proven to increase student engagement . These interventions have been used in introductory level courses, primarily… Read More »Engaging Asynchronous Online Students Using Peer Review, Peer Evaluation, and Peer Teaching
Dr. Bruce R. Maxim is Professor of Computer and Information Science and theNarasimhamurthi “Nattu” Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University ofMichigan – Dearborn. His research interests include software engineering, user experiencedesign, serious game… Read More »Bruce Maxim