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May 17, 2022


…. welp, I *would* be at the faculty summer institute but I didn’t get a proposal in and … honestly didn’t see any presentations that spoke to me. After all, …. I’m not faculty 😛 When I go out on the bike I remember things to do. At my desk? It’s not there. Well, except […]

Extend, Ontario!

May 7, 2021


I signed up for a MOOC but the timing is in relative down time so … looks like it will be happening. Executive Summary (or: TL/DR) Multiplication is often not fully understood. See for a way to teach it concretely and thoroughly. Exponents are fun, too. Here’s a fun story in a two minute […]

Adult ed: can we come out of the margins?

October 28, 2017


Time to make the promised blog post response to Tuesday’s webinar with our Power in Numbers user group.   I caught the tail end of it, wherein Amber Delliger inquired of Dan Meyer:   how can adult ed get more involved in the math ed community?   She noted that adult educators can be tentative because many aren’t […]

5 questions to go…

August 15, 2017


… but I’m getting brain stupid so I’ll jot a few things. This is “bare minimum,” but we can make this so much more adaptive! First,  the program should know how long it’s been since your last visit.   If you’ve taken a ten minute or ten hour break… okay, proceed as you were. If […]


August 10, 2017


So!   Whilst with ALEKS students get walked through entering fractions… and yes, Connect can do it, too, it seems none of the LMS’s that teachers can use have that facility.  A student can’t answer with a mixed number; it’s “what is the whole number, what is the numerator, what is the denominator?” Also.   […]

A winter’s day

March 14, 2017


(in a deep and dark December… naw, it’s March!) The East is getting gobsmacked while we had some heavy flurries and some wind for my lunch bike ride (yesterday being a car day, the legs said they wanted to get out there, and I don’t argue!) We also had a meeting about the new ALEKS assessment […]

OER and equity

January 17, 2017


or, too verbose for Twitter R Us. So I read on twitter that “Open educational resources (#oer) and open source software are the single best way to ensure #equity for all students.” Ensure? Let’s talk about ‘equity’ and the adult ed folks in need of basic literacy and numeracy. Ensure? OER are starting to serve […]


January 16, 2017


Seems there will be a “cMOOC” about this.   cMOOC being an open course that’s focused on ‘connectivity,’ somehow.  We’ll see.  The syllabus is pretty dry and academic, going through the history of ‘open.’   Guess my main beef with the ‘open’ community is that it’s so imbued with academic culture, as in “let me […]

Reading on the bus

December 21, 2016


Between reading the UDL book I downloaded a 200+ page tome about open education.   It’s refreshingly old-school with all kinds of facts and references and statistics as opposed to “MOOCS are dead.”   Lots of David Wiley but also lots of other stuff. Chapter 2 piqued my interest because it’s about open education as […]

Canvas and Khan

December 14, 2016


Somebody put into the “idea” section of the Canvas Community that the “Submit Assignment” button should be changed to “Begin Assignment,” because students got confused — because they thought that “submit” meant you were going to turn it in. The replies included lots of people saying “Amen!” and then somebody saying “well, my students weren’t […]