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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Week Three Post

I have an on-line health class that I have been having problems with students not doing their work. Up until this week I was not receiving any information form the on-line instructor.
When I found out that the students were not doing their work, it was too late, they had already received a zero for a grade. I could not go into the course to see what they were to be doing that day and did not have a syllabus. Finally I received a syllabus and was given the instructions on how to go online and check to see if the students were doing their work. Now before the class period is over, I can check their drop box to make sure that they have completed the day's assignment. All the students are passing now. The bad part was the parents were receiving their grades and wondering why their student was flunking and we were not reporting it to them. Problem taking car of now.


RS said...

Gerald that sounds like a very complicated issue. You have a big plate to take care of with all of the different classes you are teaching. It seems that there may be a communications problem by not receiving any information form the on-line instructor.

It sounds as if you able to resolve the problem after you got the syllabus and received the instructions, allowing you to go online and check to see if the students were doing their work.

RS in Alpharetta

Dargo said...

this is were I would take the time and walk behind the students and see were they are at on the PC. IF they were not on task I would just remind them of what they need to be doing in class.That way you have kept them on task for the online class.