Desirable difficulties and generative learning in fixing a washing machine

This weekend I gave myself a challenge to fix the washing machine and it reminded me of two successful strategies to promote learning; creating desirable difficulties and generative learning. My washing machine was no longer spinning as the spider had corroded away and needed replacing. No not that kind of …

[Moodle] Assessing technical graphing questions using Poodl in Moodle

In a consultation this week over what to do for a STEM course where the final exam could no longer be invigilated in a face-to-face setting due to coronavirus, the discussion came to the question, how could you assess students ability to create and interpret graphs given a basic data …

How to automate image particle analysis by creating a macro in ImageJ

UPDATE: This blog post was updated on the 29th June 2019 to fix syntax errors in the code that would prevent batch mode operating and cause the for loop to fail to execute. It also fixes a logic error that would save the results in a different location and prevent …