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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 16, 2008

ON LINE yea's and nay's

I really like the on-line modules. I find it easier to get to a computer and submit work. I can work at my own pace and have time to think and possibly do more research to complete assignments. It sure saves time and gas too. I know there may always be a need for a face to face meeting, but the on-line is good and in some cases more informative than some meetings where lessons may not always go according to plan or someone goes off on a long winded tangent and wastes instructional time. This way it is cut and dry so to speak, you read the material and follow the assignment. The face to face meeting should or could be reserved for tests and finals, I think that would be good. My brother has a business class at Kenasaw State and he does all of his classes on line. The one face to face he has is to take the final exam. Technology in my opinion has become such that it will allow for classes to be done on-line without losing a lot, where traditionally that would not have been true. Face to face meeting are still important for obvious reasons, handouts, introductions and exams. As the economy get tighter and money as well, the convinance of on-line seems to be in my opinion the way to go.

1 comment:

Joe Westbrook said...

I agree with all of your reasons for liking on line classes. I like it for some things, but not for everything. I had never blogged before this year and never did the instant message stuff. Hopefully I will become a better tech person for using all this.