A USB Degree

A USB Degree, originally uploaded by lemusgro.

Lawrence Musgrove, a professor of English, spoke at the South by Southwest conference on the End of Reading. His talk seems to have been a hit; he was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

This drawing comes from his academic blog, The Illustrated Professor where he ponders questions of higher ed.

I have had the conversation in which I describe the reasons why students need more than 8 weeks to go from computing an average to carrying out two-way ANOVA. Then I agreed to design a course in which they try to do that. Now I’ve had the conversation about the course being too busy and can’t we combine some things.

Then I saw Musgrove’s drawing for a USB degree with its caption:

Let’s call it what it is

You can learn more about Handmade Thinking, his method of combining visual / drawing elements in his classes, at his blog of the same name.

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