The CRAPpy Song (by The Crap Test Dummies)

Inspired by (and not to be outdone by) my recent effort to convey information literacy skills in song, my colleague Chad Bauman has written and recorded a song of his own. It is focused on the CRAP test, which is a mnemonic device for remembering key things to look for when evaluating sources. Have a [Read More...]

A Professor’s Prayer

And a couple more great recent items from PHD Comics:   [Read more...]

Viva La Library (The Information Literacy Song)

I was looking recently for an amusing song to convey key points about information literacy to students. Since I didn’t find something that was in a style I could relate to, I made this. It is goofy, but it’s supposed to me. Hope you enjoy it! Lyrics: Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song) I [Read More...]

In the Absence of Information Literacy

I recently had a conversation with someone on Facebook who was persuaded that students can be expected to learn for themselves how to discern good information from bad on the internet, and that their instincts will serve them well without their needing to worry about whether the sources they turn to reflect the work of [Read More...]

The Penalty for Citing Wikipedia

John Anderson shared on Facebook the wonderful threat he makes to students if they should dare to cite Wikipedia in an assignment. He said he tells them he will change the Wikipedia article, penalize them for citing Wikipedia, and then penalize them again for not citing it accurately! The point he is trying to get [Read More...]

Video of John Green’s Butler University Commencement Address

I previously mentioned (and shared the text of) this wonderful speech to graduates by John Green at this year’s Butler University Commencement. But now there is a video available. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Christ’s Elementary Word

Yesterday in my Sunday school class we discussed Hebrews 5:11-6:3. After a bit of discussion of the penchant in some Christian circles (although by no means all) to be content with an immature understanding of and approach to their faith, and a declining focus on education in some churches and denominations, we turned our attention [Read More...]

Teaching Religion Online

The “Spotlight on Teaching” section of the latest issue of Religious Studies News is focused on online education. It includes interesting articles such as: Sandie Gravett, “Rethinking Online Education” Erica Andrus, “Introducing Religion to Cyberstudents” John Strong, “Hybrid or Blended Teaching Formats” John Baumann, “The Challenge of Online Education” Annie Blazer and Brandi Denison, “The Internet [Read More...]

John Green’s Butler University 2013 Commencement Address

I just saw that John Green has shared the text of his commencement address, delivered at the graduation ceremony at Butler University this year. It was great, and so I encourage you to click through to read it!   [Read more...]

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

Congratulations to Butler University's 2013 graduates! I wish you every success in the future! Please keep in touch!     [Read more...]

Happy End of Spring Semester!

From Prof. Gandalf… [Read more...]


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