James Hedberg

Blackboard is confusing

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I do use Blackboard for one operation – notifying students in bulk. It does perform that function fairly well. However, in typical fashion, the interface to get that done is just short of intuitive.

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Hardly a day passes without the following scene unfolding: I meet with a student to discuss a homework problem or test question, or even an example from class. They begin, “can you help me understand this?”

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The Craft of Experimental Physics

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In the basement of the Argosy Book Store, I found a collection of essays from 1933. The one that prompted the purchase of the book was entitled: The Craft of Experimental Physics, by P.M.S. Blackett. It’s awesome.

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Physics Animations

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I thought I’d be a sport and share some of my physics animations that I make for my Phys101 lectures. Most of them are about mechanics and waves so far, but there should be optics and E&M animations coming soon.

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