Friday, October 21, 2011

When is a cookie [not] a cookie? "Don't tell me what I've done wrong, show me how you can do it better" - Wade Maki

"Cookie Dough" (student favorite) Amusing, provocative, interactive "learning object" produced by philosophy teacher Wade Maki - Video + text + multiple choice question... within Maki's "series of interactive video exercises and their subject matter. Each was created for a specific purpose in my [philosophy] course but some have general application.

VP Ethics (original proof of concept)
VP#1 The Value of Human Life
VP#2 Basic Ethical Theory
VP#3 Intermediate Ethical Theory
VP#4 Distributive Justice
VP#5 Intellectual Property and Theft
VP#6 "Cookie Dough" (student favorite)
VP#7 Animal Rights
"article in JOLT (Journal of Online Learning and Teaching) about the above exercises titled:
'The Virtual Philosopher: Designing Socratic Method Learning Objects for Online Philosophy Courses, Karen L. Hornsby and Wade M. Maki
Article in PDF
Article in HTML"
-Above excerpts from "Wade's page Virtual Philosopher Series, " Wade Maki, Dept. of Philosophy, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Photo of 1 uncooked chocolate chip cookie dough blob titled "cookie dough:  We had a lazy night after my last day of work at the library, hanging out with Alicia, watching tv, and making cookies."  author Ginny, 25 July 2008, 10:57:20
By Ginny (originally posted to Flickr as cookie dough) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
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