Proud Clark College Instructor

I’m truly thankful for the professional network that I have worked hard to build and maintain, pay off not for me but for my students. What do I mean by this? I’m seeing graduates from programs at Clark College going to work for companies and organizations that started with some “matchmaking” and introductions from myContinue reading “Proud Clark College Instructor”

More College Student Worst Practices

Continuing on from my list of “College Student Worst Practices” post: Worst Practice No. 4: Waiting until the day an assignment is due to ask the instructor for assistance. As soon as an assignment is announced or made available, read through it in its entirety at least once and maybe twice. Don’t simply do theContinue reading “More College Student Worst Practices”

College Student Worst Practices – The First Three

Worst Practice No. 1: From an email sent to students: “If you have read this far and want 3 extra credit points, send a message to me by Tuesday at noon.” 5 days later and only 2 people replied. If your teacher/instructor ever offers you extra credit points for reading a weekly announcement email, respondContinue reading “College Student Worst Practices – The First Three”

Startup Weekend Vancouver, WA

Startup Weekends are open to all! They are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and areContinue reading “Startup Weekend Vancouver, WA”

A Different Kind of Final [Exam]

Computer Technology students get real-world experience by presenting to industry experts On Thursday, June 11, students in Clark College instructor Bruce Elgort’s PHP and SQL programming class (CTEC 227) will face an audience. While that might be standard for a class in the performance arts, it’s less expected in a computer science course focused onContinue reading “A Different Kind of Final [Exam]”

Learning How to Code with Bruce: The Results

For the past year, I have been teaching a course at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington called “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121)”. During this time 60 students have successfully completed the course. Here is the class description from the course catalog: Fundamental concepts related to designing and writing computer programs and procedures.Continue reading “Learning How to Code with Bruce: The Results”