L Edward Phillips

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UDL, Accessibility, and Coming to terms with kites

UDL has an intensely personal dimension for me.  I have a disabled adult daughter who lives with the double whammy of paraplegia and a cognitive/social disability.  Let us consider wheelchair accessibility as an example of how the rigorous application of UD makes a difference. When Karen was 11, we lived in a small town in …

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OERs; and So long and thanks for all the fish… (Is that copyrighted?)

Friends, I’m hustling to get my last bits done before heading off to Kenya for two weeks.  I leave on Thursday, and I’m not close to being ready.  So, this will piece won’t exhibit my usual flare for overly-dramatic and/or insanely hilarious posting. Briefly: I have been aware of Open Educational Resources through my teaching …

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Measuring how students become like their teachers

“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” Epistle of James 3:1-2. Years ago, I taught religion Union College, small, church- related college in Kentucky.  We had about a dozen students who majored or minored in religion, and since …

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Online teaching and classroom teaching—How do they compare?

In their essay, “Teaching Time Investment: Does Online Really Take More Time than Face-to-Face? “ (http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/rt/printerFriendly/1190/2212, accessed June 27, 2014), Rebecca Van de Vord and Korolyn Pogue discuss the difficulty of trying to determine whether online teaching is more or less time intensive than conventional classroom teaching. They admit that variables for such an analysis …

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