Professor Emeritus: Theodore Frick
Since retiring in December, 2012, I no longer teach formal classes at Indiana University. However, I continue to mentor students in my research groups and to teach through the Web.
- Computer-Mediated Learning (R547)
- Application of Research Methods to IST Issues (R690)
- Research Seminar in IST (R695)
- All courses over my career (vita)
I continue to do research and development, and voluntarily mentor students in my research groups. This mentoring, of course, is a form of teaching which is organized around specific R&D projects that can span multiple semesters, rather than being organized by a course or class for university credit.
Teaching through the Web: Anytime, Anywhere
- What is Plagiarism at Indiana University? Short concept lesson in form of a quiz (free) (usage logs*)
- How to Recognize Plagiarism: Tutorial and millions of randomized tests (free) (usage logs*)
- The Cost of Borrowing Money: Did you know that if you borrow $50,000 at 8% interest, and pay it back over 20 years, you will pay over $50,000 in total interest! Change numbers and see what happens.
- Make Decisions with Sequential Observations: How quickly can you choose one alternative over another by sequential sampling? Demonstration of Bayesian reasoning with Wald's Sequential Probability Ratio Test (SPRT).
- The Diffusion Simulation Game (Version 1) (with R641 Project Team): How many teachers can you get to adopt an innovation? (about an hour or less for each time you play, works in any browser) (usage logs*)
- The Diffusion Simulation Game (Version 2 Beta): (with SimEd Research Group): Same game as Version 1, but incorporates a redesigned user interface to speed up play (requires browser with Flash player and display resolution of 1024x768 or higher).
- The Diffusion Simulation Game (Version 3 Alpha): (by Jake Enfield as part of his Ph.D. dissertation research): Multiple versions of the DSG developed with Ten Steps to Complex Learning (requires browser with Flash player and display resolution of 1024x768 or higher).
*Please note that usage logs with statistics about these instructional resources can only be viewed from computers within the IUB network, or from computers outside of the IUB network which are running IUB VPN.