Day 10, March 25 2020

Lockdown Lockdown in all but name. In Lehigh county, where I live, the amount of cases keeps increasing. It’s not anywhere near as bad as the stories you see from NYC, but I am glad we are taking measures before Continue Reading …

Briefing, March 25

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Today two tech-tips in the video: how to password protect a post, and how to check my email signature for Zoom drop-in times: HST107: Check through the first posts on the Canvas discussion board, Continue Reading …

Day 9, 24 March 2020

We took it for granted, and now it’s gone I’m heartbroken for our seniors, who won’t get their final semester. For our freshmen, who’ve got the weirdest college experience as part of their foundational year. For our sophomores and juniors Continue Reading …

Briefing March 24

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Some of you may feel unprepared for today’s Zoom sessions, because a million things have got in your way; or you’re procrastinating like a pro on submitting an assignment for your final project; or Continue Reading …

Day 8: 23 March 2020

It sucks. But we’ll make it work. Hm. Nobody pointed out the fact that I was running a day ahead of everyone’s schedule with yesterday’s update. So here is 23 March for a second time. I promised I’d explain how Continue Reading …

Briefing March 23

Good morning! Spring has officially sprung over the weekend, and I have even seen some cherry blossoms out already. I walked to campus, because I live nearby and I miss my regular commute. It’s very quiet without all of you Continue Reading …

Day 7, 22 March 2020

And on the seventh day, she rested Actually, she didn’t. But she’s too tired and it’s too late to tell you all about it now, more tomorrow. Let’s just say: transposing activities from the classroom to an online environment takes Continue Reading …

Day 6, 21 March 2020

New routines After about a week of frantically prepping for the transition to remote learning, my house looked like a tip. I’ve got a small 2-bedroom flat. My neighbours manage to fit an entire family in their flats on the Continue Reading …

Briefing March 20

Congratulations! You made it to the end of the first week of remote learning! via GIPHY I would love to hear from you about your experience so far: you can just email me, or drop in on the tutorials today Continue Reading …