Estimation Accuracy in Software Engineering

or… How to Advance Your Career by Creating Your Own Redundancy Are you responsible for ensuring that software projects are completed on time, on budget, and meet all specifications? Have you read article after article related to estimation, project management and software design?  Even though these tasks seem to be more project management related, as... Continue Reading →

How Cengage-WebAssign Implemented an “Anti-cheating” Initiative

Cheating has always been an issue with students, causing educators to create unique strategies to try and outsmart them. Creating different versions of homework assignments, using cover sheets, and separating desks are some of the ways teachers discourage cheating in the classroom. But the advent of the online classroom has definitely complicated things. Modern search... Continue Reading →

Can I Buy this Textbook in Bitcoin?

Last Thanksgiving, Adam Besvinick, a Venture Capitalist in New York City, summed up the past 8 years of technology hype very eloquently (see right). Most interestingly, he capped his tweet with 2017’s front-page bubble, err, buzzword bitcoin. For the uninitiated,  bitcoin is the most famous application of the concept of Blockchain technology. While much of the... Continue Reading →

Questioning the Quality of Online Learning Programs

Online learning is growing in popularity, and according to a report from the Babson Survey Research Group, one in four students are enrolled in online courses.  While popular,  many of the digital offerings don’t follow any strict guidelines for quality, structure or design. They can cost more than on-campus programs, and often don’t get a... Continue Reading →

The Future of Accessibility

When thinking about accessibility, it’s easy to agree that public places should be open and available to all, regardless of any impairment. Wheelchair ramps, Brailled signs, flashing emergency lights and handicap bathroom stalls are given accommodations that we have come to expect in the public space. But the same is not necessarily true for the... Continue Reading →

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