T-3: Are you ready?

The fall semester starts on Monday. Last time I wrote in July, when optimistically the College still thought it could bring back students and faculty and offer a mix of online, in-person, and hybrid courses. That all changed with an Continue Reading …

T-31: Fall 20

One month from now, we’re back in the swing of things with the start of the Fall semester; that’s when Muhlenberg College welcomes its students back on campus. Students can take their course load fully online, or with one of Continue Reading …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Day 40, 24 April 2020

Milestone? Metaphor? Merino? Moorit?* Forty days, eh? Not sure what I make of that. Sometimes I find staring at my knitting very soothing. I lay it out to measure, and then find myself wondering about the time it took to Continue Reading …

Day 39, 23 April 2020

Trust I hope my students trust me, when I say that I will somehow get them through the course. I think they do. Today and tomorrow’s sessions are entirely optional: if they have time and space in their heads, they Continue Reading …