Tech for Academics

Scheduling with Students: youcanbook.me






Update via Jack Dougherty: Updated on February 26, 2015: The friendly folks at YouCanBook.Me tell me that the “On Duty” feature (which displays my office hours, as described below) now requires a paid premium-level subscription OR a free non-profit account. Users who log in with an .edu email address automatically qualify for a free non-profit…

Getting Ready for Fall Teaching…






While we still have some summer left (my vacation takes place in a couple weeks), it is often near the end of summer that many of us begin to figure out what exactly we will be doing for our Fall classes.  The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “ProfHacker” blog, has a couple useful posts on just…

Course Websites: the Schedule






Since I began teaching at Wesleyan, I’ve experimented with different ways of presenting my course syllabus and materials. I began with the standard syllabus PDF and an implementation of Blackboard. But I quickly moved onto using WordPress to make a course website. Examples from last term: International Law and Africa in World Politics.  Note the…