I have for some time maintained online teaching materials, and I have every intention of continuing to do so. I do, however, feel that I need to do more with my professional online presence than simply write reports of classroom activities and maintain course materials; I do more than teach, and that “more” needs representation. Hence the shift to a WordPress site from the previous materials and the reorganization of my professional online presence as Elliott Research, Writing, and Instruction–Elliott RWI.
Initial plans for the site include
- Hosting research projects that further my research agenda and can serve as examples for students, scholars, and potential employers
- Presenting and/or linking to writing endeavors I have had and continue to pursue
- Providing course materials and class reports for the benefit of students enrolled in the classes I teach and for those I tutor privately (as well as linking to the agency through which I conduct tutoring)
- Maintaining a professional online presence and portfolio
Other materials may accumulate as time passes, and the site may reorganize from time to time. For now, though, it seems this will be a decent beginning.
-Geoffrey B. Elliott