Classes start this week and why do I constantly feel like I am behind on course prep? So. Many. Things. To. Do. :D The FSP bootcamp I joined is helping for sure in terms of time management but I find that I’m having to tweak some of the methods so that they can work for a teaching stream workflow where 80-90% of the work is focused on teaching and the rest on service (as opposed to research stream where the split is 40/40/20 research/teaching/service).
After all of the webinars and workshops and conferences I attended over the summer it is finally time to sit down, write a syllabus, and make pedagogical decisions about my courses.
Ok, cool. I’ve created ten videos so far for MAT202 and MAT136 combined. Nowhere where I wanted to be at this point but it’ll do. I like my current setup now of using Drawboard for PDF annotation and OBS for screen-capture.
After weeks of putting it off, I recorded my first mini-video yesterday, for MAT202. I spent an hour just setting up and making production decisions. Snagit or OBS? Will my video have a talking head or not?
July 1 this year marked my official start as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at UTM. I took a few days off last week to celebrate and wind down, though Pocholo and I just stayed home for the most part.
Had a bit of trouble today with validating my XInclude-d files, using the extended script. (Also, I never got the ptx-check hack working..) Schema does not like the <credit> and <image> tags inside the colophon.
A few more notes here before I forget (I’ve been forgetting to do a lot of things nowadays…).
I spent hours figuring out why my svg files were not cropping properly via the pdfcrop utility.
Currently in the middle of populating this site with more content, and converting my MAT202 course notes from $\LaTeX$ to PreTeXt. I find XML to be clunky, so far but the PDF format is quite rigid and not the best in terms of accessibility, and I really like PreTeXt for this.