Entries Categorized as 'eng101'

MIA online students: why bother?

Date November 14, 2008

Online teaching is funky. The students complain sometimes that it’s harder than face to face because they have to make time for it, and I always tell them that if they’d take a Tuesday night class then make Tuesday night the time for working on my online class. Of course, I don’t take my own […]

Working on Eng 101

Date September 5, 2008

I knew that if I stayed at work today I wouldn’t get my Eng 101 online course written. I’ve felt so unmotivated this week. Shelley and I met to work on this class last weekend, and we worked for a good five hours, but now I can’t do anything. I’ve been almost frozen from working […]

English 101 update

Date May 17, 2008

Shelley & I got together at Paradise Bakery yesterday to work on our English 101 course. I was mildly excited since it’d been more than a month since we could really discuss it. The afternoon revolved around a couple of things. First, we tried to use Acrobat Buzzword, which is Adobe’s answer to Google Docs, […]

Google docs gets an update

Date March 27, 2008

Last night I was grading and went to refresh Google docs. Suddenly everything looked a little different, and I suddenly realized they made a format change that gave me several options I’d been praying for before bed for months. Where to begin? Page breaks – Google docs now let’s the user set his or her […]

50+ ways to tell a Web 2.0 story

Date February 28, 2008

Earlier today I had a meeting at MCC about a multimodal English 101 course I am developing, and we’re building this course specifically in Web 2.0. This is a Freshman Composition course… not necessarily a writing course. It doesn’t say it’s a writing course, and even though we will write in the class, it’s more […]

Teacher 2.0 & Student 2.0 communication in the 21st Century

Date February 17, 2008

I have a new post over here on online communication in the 21st century. Check it out.

Multimodal English 101

Date February 11, 2008

The other evening I participated in a monthly Cyber Salon, which is a group of like minded technophiles who teach in secondary schools and higher education. This meeting held up north included Alan, Shelley, Biray, Alisa and me. I walked into this swanky sports grill after 5pm on a Friday to find these four with […]