Gamification seems like a cool concept, and honestly one I don’t know enough about to talk about it here. Still, I’m sure colleges will manage to take the wrong message out of it. So what are your suggestions for bad college achievements? Post them in the comments below.
Posts Tagged ‘Evil Beard’
Thanksgiving is a wonderful and happy holiday. Like most wonderful and happy things in life, one shouldn’t probably think too much about it. Happy Thanksgiving.
Back around the early to mid-90s when virtual reality technology was really taking off I remember people talking about kids sitting at home and taking classes virtually. I guess that did eventually happen with online education, but thank goodness it doesn’t involve helmets.
Somehow every college and university in the country is ranked among the best in some category. How does this work? One supposes if you make the category narrow enough, eventually you do become the best in it. This is the first lesson students learn in college.
This is an actual question asked in the classroom. Evil Beard’s first response is a common answer to it. The Hamlet quoting is just a bit of fun. Maybe what faculty wish they would say.
I’d like to believe the complexity and ingenuity of class pranks increased with the course difficulty. Alas, this is usually not the case.
I like to pretend there’s a masked army of hackers constantly causing all of the problems with my technology. Playstation controller battery dead? Must have been hackers. Automatic door into grocery store out of order? Hackers!
Listen in to any motivational speaker if you need evidence that language is malleable and not set in stone. They’re constantly redefining words in goofy ways. Sometimes, like with apex, they even stick. Yes, I have heard people proclaim they will soar past their apex. Apparently they will invert themselves somehow, I suppose.
Sometimes all of your problems are simply in your mind. Sometimes you’re just short. Sometimes your mind is short. Sometimes you’re short minded. Yep, there’s something deep and philosophical there. Go ahead, dig around. You’ll find it eventually.
I admit it–I don’t understand the concept of a life coach. I’m sure they provide a valuable service to some people, but the usefulness escapes me. Every time I hear the term I think of Bob Newhart telling patients to just stop what they’re doing. Can you really make money doing so?