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Online courses

January 31, 2017

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So!   IN between applying for a job to help enhance and create math courses… I’m trying to … build a math course!   For our folks who need to prep for the test … or already took the test and need to learn stuff… We’ve got Modumath, but its online presence is — well, […]

Whacking down “text” prices, eh?

January 31, 2017

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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/31/textbook-publishers-contemplate-inclusive-access-business-model-future That’s the link to an article about the latest trend in textbooks:   “day-one access.”  Instead of buying a book at the bookstore, you pay a price and bam! you can download on the first day of class.   At first they tried selling the stuff at 2/3 original price, then went down to […]

When adding a negative isn’t just like subtracting

January 29, 2017

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Sometimes students resist tackling new content because we’re just making things more complicated than they think necessary. Why should we say 11 + -8 instead of 11 – 8? If Ferocious Football Player 1 gains 11 yards, and then LessFerocious Player lost 8… did we *take away* 8 yards from the first guy?  No.   […]

More Saturday Reading

January 28, 2017

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I’ve ridden a little and am hanging at my own house.  I got 3 quizzes added to the Canvas Course… and peeked at the 5 lessons I’ve got on Creative Commons and my slide show on OER.  Wondering why I’m “provider” not author for some…but not the time to pursue that. The connecting cable for […]

Saturday reading

January 28, 2017

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Saturday… at desk, cruising my WordPress  Reader (RSS)  for the sites I’ve picked to follow.   TechCrunch dominates.   https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/27/leapfrogging-in-higher-ed/  takes me to an article about “leapfrogging,” defined as ” pioneering the application of new technologies to bypass the older framework in place” and how this can be applied to higher ed.   It maintains that a […]

Engagement image

January 27, 2017

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I’m at a webinar with Kate Novak about UDL and it seems that UDL is no longer about “accommodating for disabilities.”   It’s about getting students to own their learning with lots of options which accommodate all kinds of learners.   Yay! … it’s also got phrases better than “extreme passivity” for describing student behavior… […]

Making tech folks happy

January 27, 2017

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Our tech support person came down to see what they were going to have to do to recover the files from my computer which apparently had more wrong with it than just a dead power source. They got all kinds of happy when I told them that — unbeknownst to myself — I had managed […]