Cold as …

Posted on February 19, 2015


… doing pushups in the snow.   Three below this morning so I took the bus, which was not crowded.  I don’t know; maybe people find rides or don’t go places when it’s this cold?   Or maybe Thursday just is a lighter travel day (it’s a lighter course day at Parkland).

Got this in my email box:

“Student engagement is a key metric for funding decisions, but how can it be enhanced and measured?

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“Hey, we’re figuring out how to keep getting the $$$$$$$~ That’s what education is all about, right???  ”   I didn’t RSVP…

I”m enjoying my OER-STEM train the trainer more this week ’cause I don’t have to be facilitator.  We’re supposed to “envision” our open math course.

Well, I don’t have a course… so I kinda have to pretend to imagine.

When I’m allowed to imagine what I want to imagine, I go back to animations class, CSC 186, and my brain exploding, and long for my own kind of Termite Terrace ( ) — sans termites and whatever crassitudes — with a project manager and some people who could actually draw.   The Lady Vinculum could be the MOther Superior in the Order of Operations 🙂   I could put that lesson out in a repository — with access to the stuff I made it with so people could adapt (they might, perchance, wish for something ‘hipper’ than Lady Vinculum’s secluded grounds)…

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