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Archive for July 2009

No More 24/7!

July 12, 2009

Teaching online offers all sorts of benefits; the most enjoyable one is not having to get dressed to go to class and possibly deal with icy roads, annoying detours, and equally annoying drivers.  Aside from the obvious downside to online teaching of not meeting face-to-face with my students, about a year ago, I realized a […]

Wires Begone!

July 8, 2009

I’m one of those people who needs to have a clean, clear work surface or else I can’t concentrate.  (Good excuse for not working, isn’t it?) Even though the weather is fantastic, I decided to straighten up my work area so that I don’t wind up having my work spill into other areas of the […]

Any Twittering Professors Out There?

July 7, 2009

No papers to grade.  No emails to answer. It must be time to start thinking about the upcoming fall semester.  Sorry can’t help myself.  Anyway, after teaching exclusively online for years, I’ll be teaching a literature class in the classroom.  (Uh,oh!)  The class meets for an hour three times a week, which means I need […]