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Episode 45: To open or not to open (email, or books during an exam)

December 14th, 2021  •  45 mins 57 secs  •  Download (21.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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After some long-overdue Halloween follow-up and Jonathan horrifying Julia with his new strategy for (not) dealing with email, your hosts tackle the topic of exam questions, and in particular, how to handle the prospect of open-book exams in classes where we would still like students to study. Should exams be timed? Multiple-choice? How do we incentivize students to spend time outside of class and support our learning goals while also being appropriately flexible? There are no easy answers but Julia and Jonathan offer some ideas.