I can’t go on, I’ll go on (with apologies to Samuel Beckett).

I had been an educational technologist for seven months when Covid-19 hit. I’ve been joking that the main thing keeping me going is my intention to keynote #OER40 with that opening line (I like a small, manageable dream), but I think about the insanity of this career move in this moment a lot. In my old gig, I would be finishing up my four courses, helping my colleagues navigate the new reality, probably being looked…

A Teacher Without a Classroom

I’ve been facilitating learning and managing a classroom at the post-secondary level, in some capacity or another, since 2001, when I became a peer mentor at Carleton University’s Centre for Initiatives in Education. That’s eighteen years of teaching, almost non-stop. I took one semester off teaching at the beginning of my PhD, before figuring out that teaching was the entire point of being there for me, and I took five semesters off when my son…