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Newer Blog Posts Now at Erstwhile Professor Blog

Dear Readers, I have moved! I am now blogging at Thoughts of an Erstwhile Professor.  But I hope that you enjoy the posts on this blog as well! Advertisements

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A Campus Grows Up

In the early 1990s I wrote: The architecture of UTA As seen while driving down Cooper “Allée” Is interesting at first, and for the purpose it serves. But after awhile, it grates on the nerves. December, 2014: UTA Grows Up  … Continue reading

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Thoughts of an Erstwhile Professor

I am now blogging at Thoughts of an Erstwhile Professor (erstwhileprofessor.wordpress.com).

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Teaching about: history, language, Texas, old texts, translation

What follows is a translation and commentary that I did a few years back. What is amazing is the amount of information you can find on the internet, and if you sift through it carefully, it can reveal things to … Continue reading

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My Speech to Students at the Awards Ceremony

On April 23rd I was fortunate enough to give my last speech in my official capacity as German professor and founding director of UT Arlington’s new Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Here’s what I said to students in Modern … Continue reading

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BS Detector (Critical Reader) and Pedagogical Expert: The Professor/Teacher of the Future?

I’ve just read “Distributed TPACK: Going Beyond Knowledge in the Head” by Di Blas, Paolini, Sawaya, and Mishra, a paper that is being presented at SITE 2014 in Florida. It has caused me to think thoughts I would not have … Continue reading

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Facilitating Synchronous Learning (Online) – a short report

Here’s a short report on what I learned in my synchronous learning online course. The instructor needs: To be able to use his/her voice well. To be a good multi-tasker. To have help!! Ideally a producer to do some of … Continue reading

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