Monthly Archives: November 2010

Campus – Center – Site – Huh?

When I graduate, it will be from University of Maine at Augusta. But I’ve taken classes from Orono, Machias, Presque Isle, Fort Kent, USM, as well as Augusta. I’ve also taken classes in Rockland, on Vinalhaven, and even at my … Continue reading

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Sometimes I get to come home to this…

Whether you are home or traveling, I hope you’re with people you love for Thanksgiving.

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Independent study, online, LIVE!

It took a bit of doing, but it looks like I’m all set with classes for my final semester. Sigh of relief. Earlier I mentioned my predicament: required classes that weren’t being offered for the spring semester. I needed a … Continue reading

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A different kind of post

My last trip on the ferry, I roamed around the boat, taking notice of all the fabulous signs and warnings and cautions. They really stand out, especially on a gray, gloomy day. I guess the State of Maine Ferry Service … Continue reading

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…and speaking of online classes

Apparently, last week the whole live class/online class debate was on the front page of The New York Times. Check it out here. As of this moment, the article has 173 comments, but here are a few letters of response … Continue reading

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What I want from online classes: Part 3

Here’s the last part of my plea to online professors. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Professor, please take advantage of the technology Get to know Blackboard (or whichever platform you use) and be consistent in … Continue reading

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What I want from online classes: Part 2

If you missed part 1, click here. Professor, please give us a complete and informative syllabus Include course objectives and expected outcomes. What do you expect from us? What should we expect from you? Include an explanation of our assignments … Continue reading

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