Computer-based studies can help students gain a better understanding of the world and their own strengths, as well as help them gain an appreciation for some of the other skills that they may not have mastered.

In this episode, I talk with James M. Cavanaugh, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “The Computerized Learning Rule of Thumb.”

Mentioned in this episode: What makes for a good computer-based course?

How can I determine if a course meets the rule?

Is a computer course “overly computer-centered”?

Is it good for me to be too computer-oriented?

Can a computer-centric course be effective?

Why is the rule of thumb important for choosing courses?