Sunday, October 15, 2006

The best reality check for a course...

...is to think of questions that can be asked in an open book, infinite time exam.

How many courses are you doing, where the number of possible such questions tends to zero?

4 comments:

cb said...

Needless to say, ZERO.

DJ Matt said...

i disagree with CB. Heat Transfer and DOME can very easily be conducted as open book.

leftit said...

Hmm.. on second thought.. I am sure that even Mantech is such a course da.. :D

It just depends on how much enthu you have to solve a problem like.. er.. say.. you are given a cad drawing of a component.. and given a set of machines.. how best can you produce the component?

Agreed.. that this might not be a qn for a "infinite" time paper.. but then.. nevertheless.. it is "open-ended" enough.. and makes you think. what say?

cb said...

PG
Give me infinite time, and a book, and a heat transfer problem
I'll solve it.