Category Archives: Learning online

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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Disembodied Voices

One of the difficulties inherent in online teaching is the lack of personal immediacy. I have taught in large classes and small and run discussion groups ranging from 12 to 25 students. Even in the largest lecture halls there is … Continue reading

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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.  The 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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