The Moral Ambiguity of In-Seat Course Evaluations

It’s that time of year, again.  In college classrooms everywhere, professors are passing out course evaluations or trucking their students to computer labs.  While many schools have gone to course evals separated from the class times, quite a few have

Improved Perspective on Online Instruction

In a recent conversation with a colleague about why online instruction has value, we hit upon one prominent reason that online learning has been received negatively:  perspective.  Many of us, myself included, have sometimes held imperfect perspectives on instruction, in general. For

Perl in MATLAB

When I updated a local MATLAB install to 2016a, I ran into the same problem with Math::Random.  In this post, I wrote about how I fixed MATLAB for use of a local Perl install. (I found it, again, when searching

Computerscience.org Interview

I was interviewed some time ago for computerscience.org.  The site has recently become active and here’s the link to my interview: Jon M. Ernstberger Honored by the Interview I was excited to give this interview for quite a few reasons.

Optimized Classroom Scheduling at LaGrange College

In retrospect, I think that  finding mathematics/computer science was really no coincidence.  I think they appealed to me because of my overall need to solve problems.  Now, part of what makes moving into administration neat is that I get to

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