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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 […]

iPhone Upgrade Follow-up

June 28, 2009

Well, I’ve spent some time with my upgraded iPhone, and I must say it made communicating with my students a bit easier, especially with the landscape typing mode. While there are several changes to my iPhone, my main concern over the past year was my inability to type quickly on the original keyboard.  Now with […]

June 16, 2009

One more day to go before I update my iPhone software.  Can’t wait to see how I can cut, copy, and paste.  And using a landscape keyboard will be very helpful for one who fumbles with the iPhone’s existing keyboard configuration.

Blackboard Exec Starts Blogging

June 16, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on June 11th, that Ray Henderson, formerly of Angel Learning and now with Blackboard Inc., started a blog to reach out to the course management system’s users.  Many critics of Blackboard feel the company hasn’t kept up with what professors want and need for online learning, so Ray Henderson’s […]

New iPhone Software

June 8, 2009

The iPhone will become even more useful for online teaching when Apple releases the iPhone’s software upgrade on June 17th.

Students and Their Computers

June 1, 2009

Some students appear to be having difficulty accessing or downloading lecture pages created in Apple’s iWeb.