Welcome to this summer’s cohort of ETEC565A students! Glad to have you aboard!
Was chatting with my Dad today and explained that a new term started this week and that I was teaching in it–online.
“Online? You mean over the internet?”
“What you teach–is for the….University of….Vancouver up there?”
“UBC. University of British Columbia, yeah that’s right.”
*deep breath* “Well…I teach a course on how to create online courses. So it’d be more than a little hypocritical if we couldn’t teach it online.”
“Yeah, I guess so.”
Fast forward several hours and I’ve done my chores, watched the Canucks turn a game around in less than 2 minutes (sweet!) and am now “teaching”. When it occurred to me: is teaching online the pedagogical equivalent of that old 1970s commercial: “I’m cleaning my oven, while I ________!”