Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mark Pierson

Helping Students Evaluate Internet Sources

When Dr. Mark Pierson sees students misquoting or misusing information, he uses it as a learning moment to help students write stronger posts with credible sources.

If I think their source is the problem, then I reply to their question using the Counter Point feature so everyone can read how to improve their posts in the future and how to look more carefully at references they’re using.”

Dr. Mark Pierson

Associate Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech

Nuclear Engineering: 27-146 students

Fundamentals of Nuclear Engineering

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