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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?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Online Learning Nov 17-23

I have really enjoyed the online learning for the class for the following reasons:

  • I can work from anywhere!
  • Easy to use and submit work
  • Easy to communicate with others and share a wide array of ideas quickly
  • I can work ahead
  • I am a technology / "21st century" learner

There has not been much that I have disliked. The only thing I would want to add would be a calendar on the main screen that shows what is due that month, important dates, etc. I know we have a syllabus but having something right there every time ULearn opens would be helpful.

For next semester, I would love to have more online sessions. Since I coach after school, many times with games during the week, it can tough to balance a schedule to meet both class dates and the team schedule. So, more sessions online would allow for more flexibility and less stress.

My perfect mix would be 90% online with only a few face to face meetings (intro, mid, final).

Have a great Thanksgiving break everyone!!


Lori said...

Hi Penny. I agree that the online assignments have been convenient and helpful. I am tech savy with video but some of the online technology is new for me. I have never spent time blogging before this class. However, it is interesting to get feedback from other teachers. It makes me feel supported and not alone as I did before. The time spent learning how to be accurate with the online assignments are preparing me for further education. I hope to do some continuing education, and this is good experience for what I am sure that I will have to do. I think an online calendar is a great idea !

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Amy M said...

Penny, I'm 100% with you on the online caledar idea! Getting to the calendar requires clicking on one of the class links, navigating to the syllabus, click on syllabus, wait for the doc to open, and in my case, when I click open doc, it takes me back out of that page and back to the main page where I have to start all over again. Once I finally get the doc open I have to scroll down to find the list of dates. For us visual learners, an actual calendar works best. I have a hard time conceptualizing the list of data.

I'd love to see two little calendars, one for each class, with a snapshot of what's coming up that month.

Jayna said...

I agree with your statements except..I am not the computer genius that you are. But it makes me have to stretch my skills, and that is a good thing. With working adults it is so much easier to take classes on line!

Gerald said...

I agree. I am a visual learner. I would prefer to take all my courses on line. However there is one draw back, I got to meet lots of very nice people and I feel that I will benefit from the things that I learned form them.

Gerald said...

I agree. I am a visual learner. i would prefer to take all of my courses on line. The time that I spend driving to class could be put to a much better use. However, I met some very nice people and I learned a lot from them.