Category Archives: Distance education

Epilogue 1 (Epilog 1 for American friends)

I have begun the process of downloading the blog posts here prepatory for the book to come. This will take some time as I have only early thoughts on the purpose and theme of this book. There are many, many … Continue reading

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Blogging a book

I began this blog as a product of a Fellowship I held for one semester at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. ┬áThe Fellowship was something of a disappointment to me as my intentions did not work out as … Continue reading

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Presence

In the middle of marking final examination papers as my mind drifted away from the Cristeros rebellion in 1920s Mexico, a thought occurred to me. I began watching a series of Harvard lectures on the Hebrew Bible. The prof gave … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

A quick post before I attempt to get back on track with actual, real-time, deadlines passing online teaching….. A basic problem with teaching online is the lack of a specific time of day when you must be teaching. I have … Continue reading

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Peer review online

Currently I am teaching a revised course. One aspect of the revision was to include a ‘peer-review’ tool. The assignment itself was poorly planned and communicated. This was my fault in the sense that I did not stay on top … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson

An Online University I have been following the ruckus around Prof. Jordan Peterson of the University of Toronto in a desultory fashion for some time now. He caught my attention with his protest against being forced to use certain words. … Continue reading

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Videos and Animation

Two of the five sessions at the Online Learning Showcase I attended in February dealt with the incorporation of videos into white boards or other presentation software. The first was from a part of the university that is flush with … Continue reading

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