Week 1: Imagining a Different Future for Learning

The pandemic, for all of the misery it has caused, played a clarifying role for me in my teaching. Exactly one year ago this week, I was deeply…

A black-and-white image depicting the kaunch of the cargo ship ‘Empire Clough’. The large prow of the ship is flanked by scaffolding and two large rails and a small crowd of onlookers is in the foreground.

LIB100: Here we go!

Hiya, friends! Welcome to LIB100. I’m super excited you’re here. I’m Kyle Denlinger, your instructor. My pronouns are he/him/his. You can call me Kyle or Mr. Denlinger (den-ling-ur),…

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Reflection on Final Project: A Survival Guide to Group Projects – Nicole Bremer

      I had a lot of fun with this project. I had a few different ideas of what to focus on for the assignment, but eventually…

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Using Outdated Proxies Can Be Detrimental to Research – Nicole Bremer

       In the spirit of promoting interdisciplinary learning, I would like to share an interesting question posed by an article I read in a biology class…

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Procrastination: Why. Do. I. Keep. Putting. Everything. Off. – Nicole Bremer

      Procrastination. It makes me feel awful, it takes a toll on my grades, and it feels impossible to avoid. Much of my academic stress comes…

Streams of money leading up to a stack of papers

Science Publishing: Where is the Money Going??? – Nicole Bremer

      In going over the content for Week 3, I was completely shocked to learn that the money that goes into getting over paywalls is not,…

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News-Ada Peschanskiy

There have always been cleavages in society but they have been exacerbated more recently. What is responsible for the growing divisiveness in society? Is divisiveness actually increasing, or…

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Be Great Where Your Feet Are – Brooke Killingsworth

My final project for this course was about student work/life balance and how online school has done a lot to hinder students’ ability to separate schoolwork from rest…

Final Project- Kenton Bachmann

I decided to do center my final project around the following research question: “What are some ways college students and campuses can reduce the amount of textile waste…

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The Fake News Boogeyman – Brooke Killingsworth

While reading about fake news and the spread of misinformation, I began considering how I felt I hadn’t really experienced much fake news, the supposed monster of our…

Online Gaming: How to Protect Your Personal Information

Platforms Like Turnitin may be Working Against Us- Kenton Bachmann

In high school, I always hated when my classes’ essay submission days would roll around. We used platforms like Turnitin, which automatically search papers and check them for…

Should Kindness Campaigns Make Us Sad Or Glad?

Kindness in the Classroom goes a Long Way-Kenton Bachmann

In the article, “A Pedagogy of Kindness,” the teacher, Catherine Denial, describes her journey to becoming a kinder person in the classroom. The teacher describes how she believed…