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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?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Online Learning, Two Thumbs Up...

My experience with EDBT 4570 has been awesome. I thoroughly enjoy the freedom to complete assignments when I have the time. The time spent completing online assignments is significantly less than the time driving to class, sitting through class, and driving home. Technology today provides the capability to still listen to the instructor lecture, interact with classmates through live chatting (not just keyboard, but live voice), and essentially have the same class session without physically being in the same room. For this semester's EDBT class, I liked the freedom and convenience of the online class portion. I disliked the ULearn software. This program seems very outdated. It is not conducive to downloading anything and it lags behind when changing pages, but we really do not have any other option regarding that. I would like more online learning. The perfect mix for me would be 95% online and 5% face to face. A class orientation session would be good to start everyone on the same page, and perhaps the last session together would be great to provide closure.

Online learning, for me, is definitely the way... Thoughts?


Mark said...

Brandon, I like most of what you have to say. The 95/5 is a little un real for me but if it works for you. I would like to see about 65/35. I like the classes we attend because I get a chance to see and hear what everyone in person.

Mark said...

Futhermore, I enjoy the socializing when we all get together. It is a big help to me when I get information directly from the teachers and other students. But, I like the online sessions because you have more time to think about your answers and responses. Either way, we have one more semester and we are finished. YAY!