November 4, 2011 | 4
I have been traveling and speaking a lot this semester, perhaps too much. Because we’ve both had so many traveling commitments this year, for the last month I’ve hardly seen my husband, because he’s away one week and I’m away the next. But a few of my speaking engagements have been on campus, which certainly makes things easier.
The talk I’m about to share is is on blogging and teaching, for a campus brown bag series on technology in teaching here at the University of Illinois. This is the first time I’ve ever given a talk on pedagogy instead of research, and it was quite fun. I got to talk about blogging, about the many things I’ve tried that totally failed in the beginning, and what seems to have gone well to help me “sneak a little science in” for the non-science majors that I mostly teach. The attendees had great questions at the end and it was a good conversation.
And of course, in the spirit of appreciating technology in teaching, the folks who convened the brown bag recorded the talk. Enjoy!
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