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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?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Classroom or Online

I like the freedom of the online modules and discussions. I don't have to drive to the campus location, which is very far from my house. I really liked the discussions and being able to comment on other's and have conversations back and forth. I did, however, feel a little frustrated with the online class sessions that were more in depth. I find it easier to sit and listen to a lecture in the classroom, and be able to ask questions and hear other people ask questions. I tend to remember things better that way. Also, I can retain more information and I feel I'm on a better level of understanding when I'm in the classroom. I didn't feel I had the time to ask questions for the U-learn modules because I was so swamped at school during the week. My only opportunities to ask for help was on the weekends, which was when the work was due. I would say that my ideal would have to be a 50% classroom 50% online, or if there were more recorded PowerPoint's and discussions for the U-learn 70%online and 30% classroom. I liked the power points that were spoken. I found it easier to pay attention and stay focused, and I didn't have to analyze each slide by myself. Honestly if we had 100% classroom, my weekends may have been freed up, but I would have feel run down during the week.

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