Category Archives: Distance education

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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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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random thoughts while working

I am marking (grading) student assignments today (and yesterday and the day before that….). This assignment is a group assignment. I divided the class of about 200 into groups of about five to six people each and they were required … Continue reading

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Budgets and Inflexibility

A new semester has begun at my university, where I teach as a Sessional Lecturer (Adjunct to my American friends). Mind you this sort of academic labour is somewhat better than in the United States. I earn enough from my … Continue reading

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