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IntermittentMechanism

Hi there! Welcome to Intermittent Mechanism.

This website began its life as a blog for students from my courses to post assignments on. As time went on, it became an online extension of my teaching portfolio. As things currently stand, I have a full-time writing position, and so the day-to-day content of this blog has drifted away from matters of teaching. I have, however, kept the teaching portfolio aspects of its content up-to-date.

If you are here to check out my teaching portfolio, unencumbered by page limits or the cumbersomeness of the PDF format, I would recommend that you start with my teaching biography. It is an exhaustive repository: Each course listed comes with a full course description, links to a PDF of the syllabus, selected lesson plans (transformed into blog post format), links to student work if applicable, and links to the full, unedited student evaluations of the course in question.

Other areas of interest include my teaching statement and highlights from my course evaluations. The blog section of the site includes a large number of lesson plans (frequently accompanied by YouTube clips, diagrams, and visual presentations I have created and posted online). I have created a few other pedagogical resources, as well, that this site serves as host to, including this catalogue of practical information for teachers looking to assign videogames in courses.

Intermittent Mechanism has, in the past, served as a blog for students from my courses to post assignments on. Those posts are still hosted on the site, here. As a strong advocate of visual-based analysis of image-based media, the blog post is one of my preferred assignment formats, and I am exceptionally proud of the work that my students have done in my classes. Their work (which remains on this blog only with their explicit permission) provides perhaps the best demonstration of my pedagogical success.

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