Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Scientific American down on memorization

Posted 28 Aug 2014 / 0

If you have read my posts on Open Information Environments, you know that I think that we should no longer be teaching (or expecting) our students to memorize things. With all of us carrying around smartphones or tablets that allow us to look up anything anytime pretty much anywhere, our brains are free to be Read More

A Minor Post, Cultural Evolution, Education, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Teaching

A modest presentation on Open Information Environments

Posted 13 Aug 2014 / 0

Today I gave a brief presentation entitled “Information: Legalize It?” to some colleagues at Pratt Institute. As part of the day’s educational technology “gathering” taking place in the Faculty Technology Studios, I spoke about how I have instituted what I call the “Open Information Environment” in all of my courses. Check out my longer post Read More

A Major Post, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Pratt Institute

Open Information Environments and the 21st Century College Classroom

Posted 10 Jun 2014 / 2

When I was in graduate school working towards my doctorate, we were required to take “comprehensive exams” to stay in the program and qualify for candidacy. This made a lot of sense: I was lucky to be in a program whose required courses created a very strong background in my disciplines, and the comprehensive exams Read More

A Major Post, Assessment Methods, Conceptual Teaching Assessment Project, Higher Education, Teaching