A USB Degree



A USB Degree, originally uploaded by lemusgro.

Lawrence Musgrove, a professor of English, spoke at the South by Southwest conference on the End of Reading. His talk seems to have been a hit; he was interviewed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

This drawing comes from his academic blog, The Illustrated Professor where he ponders questions of higher ed.

I have had the conversation in which I describe the reasons why students need more than 8 weeks to go from computing an average to carrying out two-way ANOVA. Then I agreed to design a course in which they try to do that. Now I’ve had the conversation about the course being too busy and can’t we combine some things.

Then I saw Musgrove’s drawing for a USB degree with its caption:

Let’s call it what it is


You can learn more about Handmade Thinking, his method of combining visual / drawing elements in his classes, at his blog of the same name.

About Sister Edith

Benedictine sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota, serving in vocation and oblate ministry. Also a social scientist, reader, lover of nature and travel, and dabbler in many things. +UIOGD
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