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Williams Hendrix, III


"Tell me why I should learn this: Integrating learner-centered instruction into the classroom "

Monday April 23, 2012 09:30 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



In this talk, I'll discuss my philosophy of teaching and describe several strategies that I've found to be effective in implementing this style of teaching, including techniques for engaging students' interest, adjusting the course to suit your class, and promoting understanding of the material over simple regurgitation. These techniques will be illustrated using interactive examples during the talk. The talk will conclude with an participatory demonstration of a review game developed for a course on automata theory.

Short Bio:

Dr. Hendrix received his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics from Furman University in 2007 and received his PhD at North Carolina State University in 2010. Dr. Hendrix is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. His research areas are graph theory, graph mining, machine learning, and parallel computing. He has been an active researcher in computer science over the last five years, with a number of articles published across several conferences and journals, in addition to a textbook on data mining that he is preparing to publish in collaboration with Prof. Nagiza Samatova from NC State.

Host: Dennis Bahler, CSC Dept

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