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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, November 17, 2008

F2F or Online? That is the question.

This is not my first semester with online learning, but I would gladly let it be my last. I am not the type of person who keeps up with assignments very well if they are not right in front of me. I tend to get the work finished, but I don't learn as much if it is self-directed.
I did like the convenience of not having to drive to class every week. Putting and extra 60 miles on my truck every week would have been bank-breaking during the tough gasoline times earlier this semester. I do not like having to do a blog every week. I am not opposed to blogging per se, but I do not like being obliged to write every week.
My perfect mix of online and face-to-face learning would be 90% F2F and 10% online. I am a fan of technology, so I don't want to completely ditch the online aspect, but I learn so much more from the interactions and discussions we have in class.


AimeeMcD said...

I totally disagree. I love working online. Not only for the convenience but I can work at my own pace. I think it is all about orgainization.

ConnieB said...

I completely agree. I think the convenience of less travel time, not having to go to school after an exhausting day are countered by pushing the work off until you are rushing to do the work on the weekend, not having easy access (seeing a person face to face) to clarify and ask questions. I would prefer to stick it out one day a week after school knowing that it is done and I don't have to mess with when to fit it in and frustration with trying to understand the material by myself.

Amy M said...

I agree with that too. I can handle one night a week in class. But, then again, our class is on my way home from work. I might feel differetly if I had to travel far and out of my way. But I still perform better in class. I'm not disciplined enough to get on task right away like the other Aimee ;-) [wink]