Author Archives: notlimey

About notlimey

I paint with words Poetry and prose I teach online and write about online teaching

The Ivy League Online

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/harvard-mooc-online-education This article began with a look at the change in culture in the U.S. Here in Canada, I have experienced some of that over my lifetime thus far. I worked for 20 years as a clerk in the head … Continue reading

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The Plague & Online Teaching/Learning

The massive international shutdown of much of ordinary life occasioned by the arrival of the latest plague Covid-19 to, well, plague humanity changed much, at least temporarily. One effect is an increase in online teaching at all levels of the … Continue reading

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Open Educational Resources

I will write this post after listening to this podcast and researching David Porter:   Michael Geist Podcast Episode 45 At long last I have time to comment on this – essays and exams marked, final grades off to the … Continue reading

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scrambling

Well, here we are in the midst (or the beginning) of the Covid-19 virus panic, or as historians may well call it one day, the Great Toilet Paper Panic of 2020. More seriously, the economy has taken a nose dive, … Continue reading

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Literacy

I have just finished grading essays in both classes I am teaching this term. The final examination papers are next. In the breather I have given myself between the two tasks, something occurred to me about the current generation of … Continue reading

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Videos

A new term and two classes online. For the past few years, I have posted YouTube videos where I provide additional explanations of course content. This has been in response to evident misunderstandings of text or images on the course … Continue reading

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A murmur of voices

A murmur of voices from stylish young men in silly hats kept intruding on his thoughts. Not that his thoughts mattered much except to keep his synapses oiled and sparking on this day. Bad music played too, barely heard beyond … Continue reading

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the book?

Initially this blog was to be just that, a blog. After attending (virtually) a session in a past Alliance of Independent Authors’ online conference that said those challenged for time could use a blog as a first draft for a … Continue reading

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teaching History to the pragmatic

I was taking an afternoon nap when my brain finally kicked into gear. I say finally because I have felt rather dull lately – probably too many cookies and candies and the long term impact of Christmas lingering and raising … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Another term has vanished. Though there is the possibility that complaints will arrive and re-grading and deep sighs as debate over a just grade ensues. I find this more common than it ever was when I taught in class. Students … Continue reading

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