Our Happy Academic New Year starts the week of 7 September, our first full day of classes will be on Wednesday the 8th, and this week is the traditional grande finale of course preparation, intensive and fast and furious. There will of course be last-minute changes; and then changes in the first week, and the second week, in response to practicalities and circumstances and the unforeseen and the unforeseeable. That happens every year. The known unknowns for starters. I worry if there are no looming potential disasters (there are, of course, so I’m fairly cool and comfortable). I really worry, though, if there have been no mishaps by the end of the first week of term. Like many of you—colleagues, fellow teachers and other lifelong learners, students, future students—I’ve been having Beginning Of Term Dreams. They’ve been pretty mundane so far, nothing worth reporting, but if their weirdness improves I should of course share.
Meanwhile, here are links saved on Twitter; as with the previous post, collected over the last month or so and copy-pasted here newest first. Some are threads, some include embedded threads. There’s applied practice, historical examples of virtual education from before the age of the online, a lot of Jesse Stommel, a fair dose of critical pedagogy and some philosophy of education, and the occasional grumpy and/or goofy and gooey pedantic rant by yours truly. There are also some useful links to UBC CTLT online stuff (notes from their summer workshops are via a Wiki) and UBC Arts ISIT (most of whose summer workshops offer recordings and slides online).
May contain politics and sarcasm. Plus some bonus Motivational Inspirational stuff, metaphors, and medieval allegory.
Gene Kelly teaching Kermit how to dance during The Muppet Show, behind the scenes. pic.twitter.com/Xn8nJx7Efr
— Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) August 24, 2020
was not expecting this from my chem professor but i’m also not complaining pic.twitter.com/zR8lSn18Km
— 𝚌𝚊𝚒𝚝𝚕𝚢𝚗 ☾☆彡 (@kawaiitlyn) September 1, 2020
Very happy to see the 'Critical Digital Pedagogies in #ModernLanguages' special collection which I co-edited with @iambrandao go live on @ModLangOpen: https://t.co/OEDkmcRPYv. YouTube materials at https://t.co/i7zVK2duGV @languageacts #OWRI.
— PaulSpence (@politonaiz) September 1, 2020
On September 18, at 2 pm PST, I will be launching my newly published book *The Curriculum as Syllabus: A Reconceptualist Approach* in a Zoom event hosted by Bill Pinar, the series editor.
— Sam Rocha (@SamRochadotcom) August 31, 2020
We must make certain that aftir thys pandemic the worlde ys NOT just onlyne deliverye, chain stores, and streaminge vydeo. Save spaces for art, theater, musique, lyfe; save superb accessible public educacioun; save communitye businesses and weirde fantastic locales. Save beautye.
— Chaucer Doth Tweet (@LeVostreGC) August 30, 2020
A couple of hints in case you didn't discover them while teaching online.
If you open several documents (or even several tabs) on Chrome, your Zoom connection will de-stabilize and your students may experience delays in receiving your video and/or audio.
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) August 29, 2020
Thinking a lot about all of the faculty that have been pushed far past their breaking point this summer trying to transform their courses.
I hope we can all be gentle with each other and extend as much compassion as possible this year – this goes both ways.
— Julia Burnham (@juliarburnham) August 29, 2020
Borrowing @profmusgrave’s words, but in Spanish, I have told my students: “all I want is for you to learn something and please don’t die”.
My students’ physical health and emotional integrity is paramount to me.
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) August 29, 2020
— Stephanie J. Lahey (@SJLahey) August 28, 2020
— Jill Whitelock (@JillWhitelock) August 28, 2020
And to your point: the teaching discourse seems to be heavily weighted to video lecture, which I get for larger class sizes, but even in larger classes I have tried to create a student-active learning experience, & think we all ought to be talking more about what that looks like
— Cynthia Cyrus (@scholar_farmer) August 28, 2020
Even the great Augustine didn't keep the attention of all of his audience.
Today, August 28, is Augustine's Day.
Breviary (the 'Breviary of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria'), Paris, c. 1410- 1419@BLMedieval Harley 2897 pic.twitter.com/1GDEcVjSMY
— Johan Oosterman (@JohanOosterman) August 27, 2020
As we enter a new semester with multiple forms of ongoing and emerging trauma, please remember that faculty members are not therapists. We can integrate an ethic of care into our pedagogy, but don't commit yourself to emotional labor for which you lack the training and expertise.
— Professor Fleming is taking a break (@alwaystheself) August 27, 2020
Worried about attending university during *gestures around* all of this? Check out our annual Guide to UBC to get the unadulterated scoop on making the most of your uni experience! https://t.co/yp1CftW5Us
— The Ubyssey (@Ubyssey) August 26, 2020
Students in my knowledge dissemination course worked in groups to identify 3 things they wished instructors would improve on in online teaching. They then prototyped a knowledge dissemination plan to best get that information out. They had 20 minutes. https://t.co/RY2ai14odP
— Dave Gaertner (@davegaertner) August 26, 2020
Co-signed for every single discipline. https://t.co/27mbuiy13o
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 12, 2020
This is a common concern when I talk about ending in-class testing. I think you have to build your pedagogy based on optimal learning not based on fighting cheating, but also to try and develop assessments that are more analytical and less content based (formative over summative) https://t.co/z3cwDPEq40
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) August 13, 2020
I need some input from #EduTwitter! Would y'all check out my menti to answer the following question:
In three words, what does engaged teaching look like?
If you feel so moved to RT, that wouldn't bother me one bit!https://t.co/lQJLwKF4Fr
— Ian The Big, Bad Wolf 🐺 (@MrWolfatLC) August 16, 2020
Students are not paying for seat time in lectures or mode of instruction.
They are paying for learning that comes with good pedagogy and experienced, knowledgeable instructors.
Unfortunately powerful anti-education forces don’t want anyone, inc students, to understand that.
— Sara Goldrick-Rab (@saragoldrickrab) August 16, 2020
If your college or university’s re-opening plans are being delayed or cancelled at the last minute, now is the time to reaffirm your commitment to compassionate grading policies.
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 21, 2020
I am begging you, media, stop going to this man to comment on higher education.
This comment shows he has NO idea what he’s talking about. https://t.co/mtxN0lSKr8
— Sara Goldrick-Rab (@saragoldrickrab) August 22, 2020
Are you looking for ways to better support your students this semester? In this thread, I'll share links to materials I've developed for: 1) understanding the challenges students are facing and 2) adding more empathy and more equity to the classes we teach. 1/#AcademicTwitter
— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) August 22, 2020
Basic needs security statement from my syllabus: “Any student who faces challenges securing food or housing and believes this may affect their learning is urged to contact the Dean of Students. And let me know if you’re comfortable doing so, because there are ways I can help.”
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 24, 2020
I wrote to the students in my classes today: “Happy first day of classes. While this course was always scheduled to meet online, I know many of you were expecting to be back on campus by now. Every day is an adjustment. I hope you are all doing okay.”
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 26, 2020
— Eric Gonzaba (@EGonzaba) August 25, 2020
Faculty at UBC and elsewhere might have heard of issues regarding academic freedom and legal issues raised by remote teaching of international students. Here is an excellent and expert statement on this matters from the Association for Asian Studies: https://t.co/ZqSzfZ17gt
— Alan Richardson (@arichardson_phi) August 25, 2020
Going off social media* for the next few days: marking; then back into course design, planning, and preparation; and producing orientation-week materials.
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) August 25, 2020
Dutch youtube adverts are terrifying pic.twitter.com/WOjUpQYgqs
— Kirsty Rolfe (@avoiding_bears) August 25, 2020
— Christina Hendricks (@clhendricksbc) August 25, 2020
Today’s my first day of orientation for @ubcSPPGA. I’m nervous. I’m stressed about it all being online.
Thankfully, everyone’s going to want to make this work online or in person or whatever the school year brings.
— Will Shelling (@willshelling) August 24, 2020
Word of the day: “asynchronous”, from the Greek “works when Zoom is down”.
— JP Pardo-Guerra (@pardoguerra) August 24, 2020
One of the most phenomenal, yet underrated books in Native American & Indigenous Studies to come out last year was Mvskoke scholar Laura Harjo's Spiral to the Stars: Mvskoke Tools of Futurity. Check it out. https://t.co/8ltkR9T7SM
— Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) August 24, 2020
— Kathleen Crowther (@Sacrobosco2013) August 24, 2020
Why aren’t universities around the world denouncing this? https://t.co/wkRFMvY9Hr
— Alan Richardson (@arichardson_phi) August 24, 2020
If you’re going to teach synchronously this Fall, please consider these points. They can help make an inclusive and accessible space for students! Thanks to @torreytrust for making this!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ERvOd5kPpp
— Brad Wuetherick (@bwuetherick) August 9, 2020
Phases of time off:
1. Recovery – all you can do is lay on the couch, nap, etc.
2. Picking Up the Pieces – laundry, groceries, unpaid bills, unanswered emails, etc
3. Real Rest – you actually feel good enough to do stuff that you like that makes you feel rested
— Emily Fridenmaker (@emily_fri) August 22, 2020
— Élaine Audet (@ElaineAudet) August 23, 2020
Social media getting stressful?
Desperate for some time out calm?
What you need is a #SerenitySlug!
Stop, watch & relax.
Immerse yourself in some simple spineless niceness for that ultimate gastropod feel good moment… pic.twitter.com/t9mX4K0jEP
— Sally-Ann Spence (@minibeastmayhem) August 23, 2020
— Artnet (@artnet) August 24, 2020
Teaching online (and for parents, parenting, doing homeschooling) takes 4 times as much time as normal teaching preparation (in my limited experience). Thus, it is IMPERATIVE that you prioritize your own well-being. To take care of others, you need to take care of yourself first.
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) August 23, 2020
One of the reasons I don't require students to turn on cameras during a zoom class is because of the enormous gender gap in what it means to be "camera ready." if you don't wanna makeup and flat iron today, don't do it! reclaim your time! throw up a bitmoji for an avatar and 👍🏽
— Dr William Lopez ✊🏽🌈 (@lopez_wd) August 22, 2020
For all that academics have read and used Foucault they still want to treat school as a panoptic prison. Maybe if we envisioned pedagogy as liberation and transformation we wouldn’t have to fall back on surveillance and discomfort as modes of learning. https://t.co/SyvcRxx0XU
— Ambereen Dadabhoy (@DrDadabhoy) August 22, 2020
‘Instead of trying to transfer your presence as a teacher to Zoom, express it in the way you write the narrative to help your students move through the learning path you have designed.’ https://t.co/RTniINaDQJ
— Neil Mosley (@neilmosley5) August 21, 2020
A few final (I hope) thoughts on the Battle of the Books. Some of my basic assumptions have been obscured in the heat of battle. I'd like to try to lay them out. First of all, philosophy is a skill, not content. Ideas invite one to exercise the skill, but aren't the end. 1/x
— Zena Hitz (@zenahitz) August 20, 2020
Everyone is saying this, everyone has already said this, everyone will continue to say this for the foreseeable future, but it still needs saying: massive academic burnout is comin’. We cannot normalize treating pathological overwork as something to be praised or celebrated.
— Carla Nappi (@CarlaNappi) August 20, 2020
— Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) May 30, 2019
An Edwardian evening gown, angry with coal-jet beads, for a desperate night of thunder & spite-forked lightning & heavy rain on lake water & drifts of pale apricot roses, for the dog days of a hard & blasted summer, for the blue smoke & pale distant light of September. pic.twitter.com/w3bGFXbvBy
— Anne Louise Avery (@AnneLouiseAvery) August 15, 2020
UBC profs-I've made a Canvas course template focusing on teaching presence and student engagement. Interested folks can self-enroll as a student, export file, and import the template to your course 🙂 https://t.co/nA1nfFzZpJ @pdculbert_UBC @clhendricksbc @kerry_greer @nordicneil
— Dr. Kari Grain (@KariGrain1) August 19, 2020
#Burnout is real in #highered, #pandemic or no pandemic. Emotional exhaustion, cynicism, lack of pride in achievements all signal #faculty burnout. And you are far from alone. #purpose, #compassion, #connection, and #balance can help. https://t.co/alpaifPSS2
— Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark (@RPR_Agile) May 10, 2020
…BUT most of that money needs to be flagged to go for instructional budgets. Legislatures: condition funding on tenure-track hires! Make sure your money pays for *teachers* and *teaching* not amenities or more empty-chair administrators. 36/41
— Bret Devereaux (@BretDevereaux) August 19, 2020
"For too long, we have squandered money on the learning that goes on within these walls without considering where our real wealth lies — in the copper-rich innards lying just beneath the layers of plaster and lead paint."https://t.co/eeRs4T4QiJ
— Timothy McSweeney (@mcsweeneys) August 16, 2020
This goes out with #🦄 to all faculty colleagues who’re replying to correspondence before the beginning of term, & saving & sharing whatever they sense will turn out to be replies to frequently-asked questions. With thanks to students for asking, as ever, excellent questions. https://t.co/uW82Ow4z6y
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) August 17, 2020
— Johan Oosterman (@JohanOosterman) August 16, 2020
In reaction to that 🤬🤬🤬🤬ing Chronicle piece, it’s time to recirculate the idea of RADICAL PROFESSIONALISM: or, *being* a radical professional as taking a stand against #TheInhumanities pseudo-junk like acting, behaving, dressing, etc. “professionally.”https://t.co/dTrQcyVZtX
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) August 13, 2020
When your students see you on screen this fall, they need to see someone human, someone who shares their struggles and is doing their best to cope with exceptionally difficult circumstances.
Also, they need to see your cats. https://t.co/Wdf9ya8i65
— John Overholt (@john_overholt) August 13, 2020
Faculty at BU were given guidance in a playbook on how to communicate with their students. "Keep it positive…focus on the innovative features of your courses…on the great educational experiences you expect your courses to deliver." @fergusonreportshttps://t.co/fXVdFwP1ci pic.twitter.com/Ynq4rS2euO
— Benjy Renton (@bhrenton) August 3, 2020
Ok, fellow professors, time to talk about the reading load issue.
Buckle up, take a chair and sit down because this is going to be a bit of tough love. pic.twitter.com/Kk94tVslbf
— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) August 13, 2020
Critical Digital Pedagogy, a new edited collection just released in print, Kindle, and open-access versions. Gathering articles from the last 10 years that have helped shape the field of critical digital pedagogy. https://t.co/EN3ABuXOcK #digped
— Hybrid Pedagogy (@HybridPed) July 31, 2020
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 4, 2020
Did an online training for new classroom tech:
"Best practices," say to have Zoom record automatically.
"Best practices" omit any mention of student privacy concerns with auto recordings, so I put it in the chat.
Students have rights. Respect them. Ask for consent.
— Jessica Zeller (@jessicazeller) August 5, 2020
Why in the world did we ever even need to be in rooms together if the work of teaching can be reduced to this? https://t.co/F7soLaVj80
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 6, 2020
“Here are a few words that do not appear anywhere on the Quality Matters rubric: “community,” “agency,” “inclusivity,” “flexibility,” “joy,” “compassion,” “question,” and “human.”” – @Jessifer https://t.co/kbK1NcPsq9
— Christopher Adamson (@Adamson_CW) August 8, 2020
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 10, 2020
Sean and I have decided to continue “open online office hours” throughout next semester. We’ve added new dates every other week at noon Eastern through December. Whatever you need, whatever wisdom you can bring, we hope you’ll join us. Register here: https://t.co/fkVQMBbUI4
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 12, 2020
11/13 lectures in my ongoing summer course "Philosophical Research in Education: A Seminar in the Poetics of Scholarship" can be streamed or downloaded for free at this SoundCloud playlist: https://t.co/dGKeCB8vqg
— Sam Rocha (@SamRochadotcom) August 12, 2020
That feeling after yesterday—a 15-hour-er—inc. the last actual synchronous class of term (each 3-hour class➗2 sessions, each for 1/2 the students); before tomorrow & Thurs., unorthodox chill teaching days: in lieu of Weds. synch session, small group appointments through the p.m. https://t.co/KpGjQjmPf4
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) August 11, 2020
📚WEBINAR JULY 27: Sync & Async Activities for Languages@UBC_fhis instructor Somayeh Kamranian shares advice for blended classrooms, and her experiences with transitioning online.
— Arts ISIT (@ArtsISIT_UBC) July 24, 2020
📚WEBINAR AUGUST 5: CLAS and Ultra
In CLAS students can comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments, so that they engage with content more. The Ultra whiteboard allows students to annotate documents, so they can collaborate live.
— Arts ISIT (@ArtsISIT_UBC) July 29, 2020
📚WEBINAR Aug 13: Zoom
Zoom is a web conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and seminars with your students. Features include: screen sharing, live chat, reactions, and breakout groups.
Register here: https://t.co/pUwhZukqox
— Arts ISIT (@ArtsISIT_UBC) August 10, 2020
Regularly, when I talk about trusting students and avoiding approaches that fuel a culture of suspicion or surveillance in education, I get told that I’m “naive,” as though this hasn’t been the center of my work for 20 years. I’ve decided I’ll just quietly block these folks.
— Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) August 10, 2020
This is in my syllabus in bold. If it makes me "naive" , so be it. I just know my students won't be worrying too much in my class. That's enough for me. pic.twitter.com/lqQh7ttQi3
— Dr. Heather Miceli 🦋 (@hsmiceli) August 10, 2020
— Alan Richardson (@arichardson_phi) August 9, 2020
Wondering whether to institute pointless, controlling, policies for your online classes that will further stress your students and perpetuate inequities, just so you can feel like you're wielding power over them? Here's an infographic to help you rethink that idea #remoteteaching pic.twitter.com/cNA6HWSZK7
— Jonathan Ichikawa (@jichikawa) August 9, 2020
#twitterstorians If you are incorporating disease history into your courses this fall, make sure you include this amazingly concise essay from @nick_w_estes: https://t.co/fDBPwb0jTB. "Immunity" fictions get weaponized in perverse ways. Don't let it happen on your watch. https://t.co/ZWaWDhdyh7
— Monica H Green (@monicaMedHist) August 9, 2020
I LOVE salt. WHY? #SaltSaturday
The only mineral we eat
It flows 💃🏻. Rock salt behaves like a fluid over geological time scales
Weaker than sedimentary rocks, salt is more easily deformed, controls sediment distribution & creates AMAZING structural styles. Weak is relative 😏 pic.twitter.com/fVHgdmTnSR
— Dr Clara Rodríguez (@claraexplores) August 8, 2020
People I care about came for the first-semester language classroom. It prompted me to write this piece in support of it. Those of you teaching language and advocating for language learning might appreciate it. #languagelearning #langchathttps://t.co/DVIuiOCZ1h pic.twitter.com/Ecv8b1pDUG
— Ervin Malakaj (@ervinmalakaj) August 8, 2020
What I learned teaching online summer school. https://t.co/sIM3jF3Cp5
— charlesmenzies (@charlesmenzies) August 7, 2020
Hey #academictwitter: As we prep for an at least part-online semester, we have to have a convo about the “cameras on” policy for synchronous video classes. Here I raise q’s and challenge us to consider/re-consider our priors. In the end, you must decide what’s right. 1/8
— Ari Ezra Waldman (@ariezrawaldman) August 5, 2020
The very least that UBC could do to actually actively help faculty? Providing a high speed internet connection to everyone working from home. Vital for uploading video. This is a matter of working conditions.
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) August 6, 2020
Actual good advice on how to set up home offices with focus on *our* health (not just on whether the "tinny" sound will cause fatigue for students). Would've been nice if that had occurred to @StudiosUbc . cc: @obrienatrix https://t.co/0F4EmaR2vR
— Dr. Izabella Laba (@ilaba) August 7, 2020
— Schoenberg Institute (@sims_mss) July 31, 2020
Do not be an arm of the biometric surveillance state. Do not do cop pedagogy. https://t.co/SU6dsU5mzP
— Dr. Dorothy Kim (@dorothyk98) August 4, 2020
I cannot stress how much everyone needs this 10-minute film in their life.
— Anna Dorofeeva (@LitteraCarolina) August 4, 2020
This manuscript also allows its characters to break out of the borders of the pictures. Often it is merely a toe or two poking over the edge…but here, the artist has truly driven a wagon and horses through the picture-frame.
— Cathy Rosamund Stillman-Lowe (@SlCathy) August 4, 2020
Life in the margins of Galatians…..
— Ennius (@red_loeb) August 4, 2020
— Dr. Catherine Rawn (@cdrawn) August 3, 2020
One faculty/staff team just trialed: 1) A class meeting featuring collaborative group work; 2) A physically distanced lecture in a 155-seat lecture hall; 3) An outdoor class with group work. https://t.co/2nc8G47MHz The lessons learned are important, if exhausting. <ht @anya1anya>
— Kris Olds (@GlobalHigherEd) August 3, 2020
In the third webinar, @SenorVarela will be discussing how to convert a district-wide face-to-face placement exam to a remote one. Find out how the exam was developed using ACTFL's Can-Do Statements, as well as how to ensure proper placement of Heritage Language Learners.
— Extempore App (@ExtemporeApp) July 28, 2020
Hannah Arendt's final exam for Government 351, taught at Cornell University in 1966: pic.twitter.com/LW81UEc5EN
— Samantha Rose Hill (@Samantharhill) July 31, 2020
This is just great. Thank you so much. As a HS teacher preparing to create instructional videos, this is extremely timely and appreciated.
— Blake Harvard (@effortfuleduktr) July 30, 2020
— Colleen Curran (@cmcurran21) July 29, 2020
Another similar case:
Giles of Rome 13th-c. running Commentary on the Book of Causes rewritten by a late 14th / early 15th-c. author (hand) in the form of quaestiones.
Was it a trend?
— NeoplAT (@NeoplAT9_16) July 16, 2020
— Damien Kempf (@DamienKempf) April 15, 2013
Want to not sound like a clown when you talk about Marx's Capital?
I've made 4 online courses available for free:
— David Harvey (@profdavidharvey) July 27, 2020
*Timely paper: A measure of Sense of Community of students attending online university courses. An Italy-UBC collaboration lead by Professor Giulia Balboni, Università degli Studi di Perugia. Use it in your remote or online teaching. #ZumboCollection @ECPS_ubc @UBCEduc pic.twitter.com/HCvfRURrF3
— Bruno D. Zumbo (@BD_Zumbo) July 27, 2020
Evaluation model that is as fresh and timely now. An approach that integrates the role of stakeholder values, how to respond dynamically to continual changes in technology, and how to integrate evaluation into the design process to enhance online learning. https://t.co/tYxqfI0RK8
— Bruno D. Zumbo (@BD_Zumbo) July 27, 2020
Dear @FacultyUbc, @UBC_Arts, @ubcHR, and indeed @UBC @ubcprez: we need to talk about faculty workload. It’s lovely that the university has received lots of money. Less lovely? I’m working what in any other job would be FT + unpaid overtime, and that’s just summer teaching.
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 24, 2020
I have a philosophy of education joke, but everyone just asks me about best practices and tools 😔 https://t.co/rDVVlZLHrp
— Christopher Adamson (@Adamson_CW) July 25, 2020
3) "Many universities allow you to work from home”. They support this by not giving you an office. Also, COVID? has helped with this aspiration. Plus, it’s super easy get teaching prep & research done if you’re at home with a young family.
— Stewart J. Brookes (@Stewart_Brookes) July 24, 2020
Join us on 8/18 for 'Teaching and Digital Tools' with Jonathan Burton, @dorothyk98, and Laura Turchi! How can we develop pedagogies that are engaged, equitable, and inclusive? What tools do we have at our disposal to do so? #ASUHumanities https://t.co/GjeH2ynzjF
— Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (@acmrs_org) July 21, 2020
Take part in the second online @UBCLangScis talk: three five minute talks by three different language scholars. ⚡
Happening July 28, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
— UBC Events Calendar (@UBCevents) July 23, 2020
Featured Online Resource: Martha C. Nussbaum's Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs The Humanities, https://t.co/xmhi4Z8jY7 Available as an eBook at UBC Library #UBC @ubclibrary #UBCBEd2020 @UBCTeacherEd @UBCEduc pic.twitter.com/ZapAYKqjfI
— Education Library (@UBCEdLib) July 21, 2020
The thing I love about medieval dragons in European manuscripts is that so many of the drawings are smol and cute. This is a silly #MedievalTwitter thread of smol, adorable dragons.
(Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, MS W.37, f. 128r)) pic.twitter.com/7ZlV1XXz0d
— Erik Wade (@erik_kaars) July 22, 2020
Join us today at 2PM EDT for the second MAA webinar on best-practices and tools for online teaching in medieval studies: "Techniques and Tools for Teaching, Learning, and Researching Online". Preregister here: https://t.co/zCpGjHtxwL
— The Medieval Academy (@MedievalAcademy) July 21, 2020
Short, useful discussions of various issues in online teaching—including how to adapt seminars and primary source work—with great linkshttps://t.co/NiirtTzUOW
— Natasha Heller (@nheller) July 19, 2020
Back to work again because I’m about 2 full days behind, despite working overtime including two days over 12 hours every week *as a regular thing*; & it has to be done by Monday morning. And this is in a place with labour laws & workers’ & human rights. #CovidCampus #AcademicLife https://t.co/iCRtzfmqRw
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 19, 2020
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 17, 2020
A thead-collection (very loosely, it’s the end of a long day) of teaching resources and about teaching 1/ https://t.co/AMNdZQXbL3
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 15, 2020
I’m planning to include a “reading week” in courses I’m teaching in the fall. It won’t technically be a “fall break.” It will, as its name suggests, be a week of reading (and listening, watching, etc.). Thinking about something like a reading group / book club / learning circle.
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 11, 2020
Watch "The Future of Education (Online)". It's a global issue which is why we @CardiffJomec brought together the best minds in digital, in a diverse panel, from around the world for a global #PechaKucha #summit. Incl. Webby Award founder, mobile journalism, digi-edu experts 1/2 pic.twitter.com/4TMpHmbIh3
— Dr David Dunkley Gyimah (@viewmagazine) July 7, 2020
That weird sensation of being properly awake in the morning. (It’s stress and/or excitement:
back to teaching again, new term starts tomorrow 🙂
new students 🤗
not yet finished preparing 🤭
meanwhile, coffee 🤓 https://t.co/LIeS48VypH
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) July 5, 2020
Three teaching things: week of July 5 https://t.co/Aloqke37QS
— Gavan Watson (@gavatron) July 5, 2020
— Derek Bruff (@derekbruff) July 1, 2020
When Columbia offered its first summer session in 1900, instructors got a 2/3 cut of student tuition, with the remaining third going to administrative costs. https://t.co/sHY7i22oGH pic.twitter.com/iL0z33bQFF
— John Overholt (@john_overholt) June 28, 2020
Go to university. Do an Arts degree. Learn to interpret the anti-intellectual, anti-expertise discourse of our times. Understand its connections to the collapse of democratic society & the concept of the public good, & the rise of fake news. [Also read as many books as you like.] pic.twitter.com/xqSiPrzBit
— Dr Kathleen Neal (@KB_Neal) June 27, 2020
YES. Adding: time to stop talking about “student-centred learning”: implied to be the opposite of teacher-centred, actually part of presenting students as consumers and learning as a simple monolithic monologic one-way process. https://t.co/VuVoBIFi9X
— Dr Juliet Ó Brien (@obrienatrix) June 26, 2020
All tangled up in the initial 'H'(ec) of the book of Exodus.
— Ennius (@red_loeb) July 5, 2020
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