Recording Programming Activities in the Classroom

Background Before I detail how I video record in-class programming activities I want to provide some context. I’ve been teaching introductory programming courses for close to 10 years and  most recently I instructed a first-year first-semester course called CSCI 1060U: Programming Workshop I. My general philosophy on teaching programming is based on two simple rules: LearningContinue reading “Recording Programming Activities in the Classroom”

Top Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT

[Undergraduate Edition] 5 years ago I wrote a blog post titled┬áTop 4 Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT. Since then a lot has changed and I thought it was time to write an updated post! I have participated in UOIT recruitment events for the past 10 years and I have answered a lot ofContinue reading “Top Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT”

Using Slack in the Classroom

This semester I decided to try using Slack as an alternative communication channel in an upper-year university course that I teach. I’d already been using Slack in my research lab and I was familiar with the features and I thought it might translate well to the university class setting. The one disclaimer I would offer to anybody considering using Slack isContinue reading “Using Slack in the Classroom”

Top 4 Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT

[Note: This is an old post and while many of the reasons remain true some of the data is old. A new post from 2017 is not available! Top Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT] This Saturday, March. 3, 2012 from 10:00am-2:00pm UOIT will be hosting its annual Winter Open House for prospective studentsContinue reading “Top 4 Reasons to Study Computer Science at UOIT”