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 …