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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

Online Learning in EDBT 4570 - Nov. 17-21

I really love the online work. It's great not have to leave school early to make class.  However, I think I still love meeting in class because I also find it challenging to complete the online work during the week with all of the other millions of things that I have to do.  I find myself putting it off until the weekend, then rushing to get it done.  Especially last week: the prior week was HOSA week (Health Occupations Students of America) and I was really overwhelmed that week and the week after, so completing the work online was a real challenge.  I'm thinking that I'll get the hang of it by the end of the semester, so I should be ready for it next semester.  smile.  Honestly, I like going to class, mingling with my classmates to get ideas for what's working or not working in the classroom.  That face to face communication cannot be beat.  But.....we're all extremely busy and not going downtown is a plus. I think I like the combination of online and face to face.  I'm a visual learner, so the perfect mix is some online and some "in class" time.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Georgette - great points. Things do get hectic at school and time really does fly - before you know it, though, you will be a real veteran, and things will go smoother!

Shellee said...

I agree about the in class networking. It is fun to just get to talk and get ideas from all types of industry people. HOSA week was a busy week-Thanksgiving break is next!!!

chappstick said...

I agree with you because I think that certain days being able to just go home is great. But the face to face can help at times to get feedback on things