The Route to Mastery

Postulating a meta-approach to upskilling for practicing professionals.

Three ways to counter stage fright

In appreciation of Adam Neely’s latest video, and some additional tips.

Implementing Online-Hardware Hybrid Labs

The philosophical underpinnings, reflections from in-class observations, and the full GitHub repository of lab material – for a measurement and instrumentation course designed around the Raspberry Pi platform.

Moral Dichotomies

Some thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell’s recent book, The Bomber Mafia.

Overcoming programming aversion via a problem-solving approach

Some reflections on my experiences with helping students develop programming-based problem solving skills in photonics.

CC-BY-NC code examples included!

Some reflections on Being Mortal

I see it now – this world is swiftly passing. Karna, Mahabharata A couple of years back (when I was fairly younger and equally blissful), a doctor friend of my father recommended I read “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. Being young and confronting one’s mortality are mutually exclusive pursuits, hence the title of the book…
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Doing research, like making music?

How can we strive for emergence when doing research? The Twitter-verse reflects.

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing IV – Workflow

In Part III, I presented some general writing tools.

In this part, let’s see how to bring these together to realise a workflow for arriving at a constructively aligned piece of writing.

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing III – Tools

In the previous part, I elaborated on how we can use the abstract to define the learning objectives/outcomes of our paper. In this part, I present four tools you can use to ensure your writing is constructively aligned to these learning outcomes

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing II – Getting started

In Part I, I drew a parallel between academic writing and the constructive alignment framework used for course design. Essentially, I showed how we may view our academic peers as learners, trying to construct meaning, or in the broader sense, knowledge from our presented results. Now, let’s see where to start.