Category Archives: teaching online

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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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. ┬áMost … 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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