Dr. Free-Ride writes about her kick-ass Philosophy of Science class
Adventures in Ethics and Science: Teaching scientific reasoning
: "Actually, make that 'Trying to teach scientific reasoning to a group of students, the majority of whom are kind of freaked out about science.'"
It's a really good post about the class that she teaches online. I loved
the class. I actually took it one-and-a-half times, that's how much I loved it. Ok, that's not really why but it's fun to say. I took the traditional, in-the-classroom version of Philosophy of Science, taught by another prof. I loved it, but for several weeks in a row around midterm I couldn't make the class due to a project we were doing at my job and so I had to withdraw from it (and I had an "A" going, too!). Flash forward a few semesters later and I fit in the online version of it and away we went.
Dr. F-R describes some of the things she manages to do in the online version, and I reiterate what I've said before: I really liked the class. If you look back to a post I made exactly a year ago
you'll see some comments I made about the people
in the class...not very flattering to them, but the class was good...