I’m INFP. . . What Are You?

If INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) means nothing to you, then I’m guessing MBTI will mean nothing as well.  Let me explain.  The MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) was devised by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers to categorize personality types, according to the theories of Carl Jung.  I don’t want to oversimplify a complex […]

My Life With the Natives

From August to May, I spend my days with absolute natives, and these natives can get mighty restless!  These are not uncivilized natives, mind you; my students are digital natives.  Their restlessness has less to do with technology than hormones, but they sometimes get frustrated by technology-poor classes.  As a digital immigrant, I perceive the […]

Cheaters Never Prosper . . . Or Learn Much

A recent article in our local paper detailed an experiment with online essay mills.   Duke University professor Dan Ariely provided four mills a bogus essay assignment and payment.  Some of the essays he received in return included completely incomprehensible text; two were heavily plagiarized.  Ironically, the writing quality in each of them was awful.  Cheaters never prosper, or […]