Being able to reuse teaching materials is brilliant, and embarking on my second year of teaching I’m just reaping my first crop. And you know, they get better each time, because I’ve learnt from last year’s problems. Well, from some of them, anyway.

Tomorrow’s lecture is on weblogs, and the students come to it having read a chapter of on hypertextuality as well as heard Scott Rettberg’s guest lecture last Wednesday. The coming Wednesday I’m giving each student their own weblog and we’ll start writing.

So I was poking around for old slides and what do you know, I have dozens of powerpoint presentations on weblogs that can be adapted for tomorrow’s class by replacing a slide or two. That’s convenient. And it’s easy to think up a new way to use my favourite (OK, probably the only) Norwegian pre-digital, print, hypertext story to both practice reading and work with some basic hypertext terms. And it can all be done with a big group of students and no computers. Cool!

I wonder if I could plan all my teaching in reusable modules like that. I suspect that as the semester progresses it’ll become less viable, but even just collecting a few modules very deliberately would be useful. So here’s one for “Faen”. In Norwegian.

3 thoughts on “reuse

  1. torill

    ? snu bunken er enkelt og lettvint og bel¯nningen for godt forarbeide! Men det nyttigste – siden du aldri vil bli en sÂnn foreldet foreleser som bare gj¯r det samme Âr etter Âr og ikke oppdager at tiden gÂr – er at du kan bruke eksemplene dine i ulike sammenhenger. Det som er det hotteste nye i dag er et eksempel p utvikling og endring om to Âr i en annen kontekst 😉 Joda… kan dokumentere noen Âr med endring av reklame p norsk fjernsyn…

  2. Jill

    Kult! Jeg likte ogs at jeg hadde skjermbilder av mange n forsvunne blogger i mine powerpointer… I det siste har jeg i stedet brukt linklister, men skjermbildene er jammen ikke dumme  ha lagret…

  3. Trond Lossius

    Min erfaring fra da jeg underviste matte p Friundervisningen var at 3. og 4. gang jeg underviste samme fag var de beste. Femte gang mÂtte jeg skifte til en annen (og dÂrliger) mattebok for  holde meg selv vÂken. Da var det p tide  komme seg videre.

    Antageligvis har de fagene du underviser n et mye mindre statisk innhold en matte for videregÂende skole.

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