All posts by Arun Neelakandan

Software Engineer in the Learning Innovation Hub, tutor in the Department of Computing, and Australian paper plane champion.

A sweet way to improve class participation

The year was 2008. It was the last week of the semester, and I sat hungry and slouched in the final lecture of the semester for COMP229: Object-Oriented Programming Practices. It was late at night, and I expected to be wandering in-and-out of stupor as the lecture marched along — after all, I had just recently completed a Himalayan heap of assessment tasks.

To my surprise, I was quite awake and paying attention. In fact, my ears were perked in expectation for the next question being posed. I was physically leaning forward in preparation. Continue reading A sweet way to improve class participation