Category Archives: Learning online

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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Journals

Online teaching in the academic world requires access to online journals and eBooks. When I began teaching online in 2004, there were very few eBooks available but almost all journals I needed were accessible through the university library website.  Most … Continue reading

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Assisted learning online

This Spring I discovered an area where persons with disabilities are not well served in online teaching. I know that those with visual disabilities can overcome this using screen readers – JAWS for Windows machines and Macs come with built-in … Continue reading

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Broken Links

I’m not referring here to the infamous ‘missing link’. The platform used by my university for online teaching is mostly text based with some pictures and photographs (and the occasional video) inserted. The problem is copyright, an issue being fought … Continue reading

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Work

This is cross-posted from my blog-to-be-book An Historian Looks at the West   While marking a discussion post on my History of Religion course, my mind went off on a tangent. I started to think about work (obviously not my current … Continue reading

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