This six-week course will allow participants to carefully consider the history, benefits, limitations, and alternatives to using letter grades in learning environments.
Dr. Bernard Bull currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Academics, Associate Professor of Education, and Director/Chair of the M.S. in Educational Design & Technology at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). He completed his undergraduate studies at CUW with a B.A. in education, history, and theology. He also has an M.A. in curriculum and instruction (Concordia University Chicago), a Master of Liberal Studies (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and an Ed.D. in instructional technology (Northern Illinois University) where he focused on the social and ethical implications of technology in education.
His creative, research, and scholarship interests largely focus on the intersection of digital culture, innovation, and education. More specifically, he is interested in educational entrepreneurship, the history and implications of assessment and contemporary grading practices, gamification in learning environments, distance learning, open learning, social and ethical implications of technology in education, models and the philosophy of religious education, formal and informal online learning environments, self-directed learning, project-based learning, disruptive innovation in education, cheating and deception in online environments, digital literacy, and the application of positive psychology in life and learning.