Tag «online teaching»

Three Reasons Why I Hate Syllabi

I hate handing out written copies of course syllabi. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I didn’t always hate it. When I was a doctoral student I LOVED developing my course syllabus. When I was a beginning assistant professor I loved it. Why? I don’t know. I guess because it made me …

What Do Students Think About Twitter Chats?

Today, I bring you a guest post from a student in my Masters class. Taylor was nice enough to share her thoughts on participating in twitter chats as a part of our course. I hope her insights help extend your thoughts on my previous posts about using twitter as an instructional tool and help you …

Using Twitter in Class

I love, love, love experimenting with different social media tools as a part of my teaching. I love it for several reasons: (a) it lets me learn a new tool and/or how a tool can be applied to instruction (b) it teaches my students a new tool and/or gets them thinking about it in a …

Why I Love Blogging as a Teaching Tool

I have been using blogging in my masters level classes for some time now. I can’t even count how many classes have had to blog as part of their experience. This current class is at least my fourth class doing it and possibly my fifth. I lost count a long time ago. Doesn’t really matter. …

Enter the World of Online Teaching

In my last post, I noted that I was on my way out of town to learn about summer teaching. I’m writing this though from my home office. I’m a couple of days away from leaving and starting this adventure, and I’ve got lots of thoughts running through my head. Most of them are about …