Day 46, 30 April

Planning ahead And that was the last day of classes for me for this semester. There is still the usual cleaning up: shepherding students through some projects, feedback/grading, managing extension on deadlines and a lot of incompletes (both of which Continue Reading …

Briefing April 30

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST DAY to request a W (withdrawal) or I (incomplete) is TODAY (April 30) I’m happy to grant you either, and work out a plan with you for an Incomplete. For an Incomplete, you are asked to Continue Reading …

Day 45, 29 April 2020

Sneak peek for the second edition of China’s Magical Creatures! The first edition has been openly available for a couple of months now, but the students have been working really hard and I will soon be able to release the Continue Reading …

Briefing April 29 (Wed.)

Good morning, historians of East Asia! Writing tip! I hope the writing is going smoothly! If it isn’t, here is an important task you should check in your assignments for my courses (and for other courses, too), that will get Continue Reading …

Day 44, 28 April 2020

Sneak peek: Korean history OER In two of my courses, students are working on Pressbooks chapters for an Open Education Resource. For Korean history, we could have ended up with something different, but the pandemic meant I felt I had Continue Reading …

Day 43, 27 April 2020

Broken promises, choices made (That sounds more dramatic than it is, I know!) I know I promised yesterday you’d get to hear more about the student projects that will make their way into the Pressbooks we’re creating, but I made Continue Reading …

Day 42, 26 April 2020

Ssssst! The opera has started! Go and watch on the Met Opera website Rossini’s Cenerentola while you can (until Monday 6.30PM EST). It’s fabulous. I find it so easy to lose myself in the funny operas these days. Nothing quite Continue Reading …

Day 41, 25 April 2020

無 (nothing?) I have nothing much to write about today. Nothing often has negative connotations in English, but it needn’t be. Like its close cousin “empty”, nothing isn’t necessarily a bad thing: “nothing on the calendar” means space to fill Continue Reading …