Archive for May, 2009

Work/life balance

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Being an Academic Mercenary isn’t just about teaching, it’s about life.  When I chose this career path, I made a very conscious decision to create the life that I wanted to have. This was no accident! I did not want to have a traditional academic job in a traditional academic department. I prefer working from […]

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More on discussion

Friday, May 15th, 2009

It’s hard to write too much about the role of discussion in online pedagogy.  Since I’m in the middle of tweaking my courses for Summer terms, I’ve been looking at the courses from Spring and wondering what worked and what didn’t.  I have found, without a doubt, that if you want lively discussion in your […]

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