Comments on learning styles

I’ve gotten a couple of email feedbacks on my learning styles posts, and I thought I’d post a quick note here, both to serve as a reminder to myself (since I’m focusing on finishing the initial draft of my initial learning style paper today) and to possibly stir up some more discussion. First, Alan Richardson […]

Learning Styles Culture-based?

I’m doing a lot of reading lately on learning styles in preparation for a paper I’ll be presenting at PNSQC this fall (“Learning Styles and Exploratory Testing”). This (so far) has focused primarily on the Felder-Silverman learning style model (where students are marked on 4 or 5 continua (active-reflective, visual-verbal, global-sequential, sensing-intuitive, and inductive-deductive)). I’ll […]

Professional development

My wife and I were talking at dinner tonight and she brought up the question of how someone new to testing would find the various resources that exist to help testers grow professionally. I thought for a moment, and realized that I couldn’t come up with a better answer than “do a google search”. A […]

Interacting with conference speakers

I’ve spent this week attending the STAR East conference in Orlando. Johanna Rothman, who was also there, posted an entry in her blog encouraging people to attend conferences and get to know the speakers. I wholeheartedly agree with her sentiments. I don’t attend conferences expecting to learn new things from the sessions. While certainly I […]

Geeks vs. non-geeks

I found the following quote from Ed Felten the other day on arstechnica (originally from this interview on SlashDot). The underlying problem, I think, is that geeks think about technology in a different way than non-geeks do. The differences have sunk deeply into the basic worldviews of the two communities, so that their consequences seem […]