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Mark, katrina survivor

Mark had taught and served as provost at a university in New Orleans for a total of 31 years. Of all the participants in this study, Mark was the most experienced teacher. He had also done the most experimentation with technology in teaching. Hurricane Katrina had destroyed his home two years before and forced him to move out of the city. The effects of the storm created both emotional and material losses for everyone there. The devastation to the city’s infrastructure had a negative impact on the quality of the university’s computing labs, on the students’ ability to afford personal computers, and on the Internet connectivity they previously had.

The post-katrina environment

Mark was realistic about what was possible to accomplish in the post-Katrina environment, choosing the traditional face-to-face lecture-based format for the theories course. He understood his students’ ambivalence about coming to the campus after the hurricane: “We’re like an oasis to most of the town, because it is a drive in through pretty much of a dead zone to get here. So they don’t really like coming in.”

The students claimed to want online courses, but they also wanted personal contact with their instructors. Immediately after Katrina, almost all the courses offered were online, because few of the students could get to the campus. The quality of those courses varied widely, depending on the individual instructor’s level of experience and understanding of the technology and pedagogical methods that worked in the online environment. Many students became completely turned off to online courses during that time. Mark felt it was not unusual that they should have a negative response to online courses after that, even when things had returned to some semblance of normality.

Philosophy of teaching

Mark was outspoken regarding how he felt students should be taught. His words could have sounded a bit bombastic, but his empathy for the students and the difficult conditions in which they were living clearly informed his opinions. He found fault with constructivist teaching that led students to believe that there were no right or wrong answers, and made it a point to correct students who exhibited that belief.

I try to like give them everything I know. I’m very demanding and I also expect them to know the right answer. I always ask questions that have a right and a wrong answer so they don’t get the sense that there’s really no right answers. Otherwise they’ll flunk the licensing exam. The counseling kids have this notion that there’s never a right answer, so it’s okay, just whatever you think is a good answer is a good answer, probably from taking qualitative courses. The exams I give are very content-based; I guess I’m very traditional in that sense. The classes are lecture and discussion, and I try to get them to develop their theoretical posture a bit, get a sense of which theories they like and why. I’m there to teach them theories and make sure they’re going to max the theory part in the licensing exam because they’re going to know it better than anybody else.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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