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Posts Tagged ‘telecommuting

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 […]

Bento – Apple’s Productivity Tool

January 26, 2009

I don’t remember how I wandered onto the Apple Business site, but while there, I found an interesting productivity tool called Bento.  I’ve downloaded a trial version to see how I can use it and will post my reaction after about a week or so of  “playing” with the program. http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/features.html

Home Offices: No Clutter Here!

January 26, 2009

First off, spend some time on your work environment. I’m not an interior designer or a professional organizer, but certainly working in a space devoted to just exactly that – work – keeps your residence from becoming a giant work elephant you wind up tripping over wherever you go. Yes, work spilling into spaces throughout […]

Save Gasoline

October 11, 2008

With the cost of gas, even as oil prices came down this week ($83 a barrel on Friday, October 10th), it makes sense to limit our driving as much as we can.  Companies are now considering the possibility of their employees telecommuting a day or two a week.  Why not start teaching part of a […]

Welcome to The Online College Instructor

October 2, 2008

“What do you do all day?”  I’m asked that question many times and, of course, when I explain that I’m a full time online university instructor, I usually get that glassy-eyed stare of someone who has trouble dealing with anyone who “plays on the computer all day long.” I’m sure freelance writers, home-based entrepreneurs, and […]