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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, February 7, 2009

Designing an Elluminate Live Course

When designing an Elluminate Live course, I would carefully consider the target audience or student population and perform a needs assessment to determine the overall design of the course and the objectives. The activities would include whole group and small group assignments using the some instructional strategies learned in NTI. In the Health care Science classes, Elluminate Live can be used to delivery the theory using power point presentations before mandatory on site lab experiences.

Truthfully, I would use the same design that Dr. Burns is currently introducing to us in this course. Everything is going well with our class now that we are more comfortable with the technology. Being a participant in this class and experiencing Elluminate Live really helps feel up to date with technology. This experience is also an excellent conversation "piece" when talking with friends.


RS said...


Content and objective is certainly a major thing to consider when designing the Elluminate class. It is certainly important to know how deliverable the content of your material as well as the learning styles of the recipients’. With larger classes, it would be beneficial using something like Elluminate. There would definitely be less interruption and speaking out. There are a lot of considerations to allow when designing the program. I wonder how many more students, which depend on us to keep them focused, would have a tendency to lay there head down. For those that are self motivated it is an excellent way to learn, allowing for time and transportation efficiency.


Keio said...

I agree with you Brenda....teaching information before lab will be the best bet for this type of class instruction. But we all know the attention span is basically 15 minutes so how do you know if someone is simply ignoring you while you are instructing class. Some may even be bold enough to just take off the headphones and walk away with out letting the instructor know they have stepped away. Its so many factors that can be considered when choosing this method. FOr adults I think it great becasue it allows people with various schedules to come together for class and all be in various places.

It could also be better way to control classroom manangement, class clowns. Since we can't see each other you have less class distractions and your instructor has the control over who speaks, so everyone is not yelling out the answers all at once.

You also have to be motivated,to complete all assignments, you don't have your instructor walking around keeping you on task. You have to have the motivation to do what you are suppose to do!!!!

Taylor said...


I agree with you on the fact that Elluminate live could be used to transfer theory knowledge to the students and that once the theory is over it loses its need in the CTE classroom.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Brenda - your post elicited thoughtful responses from your classmates. I am intriqued by the 'conversation piece' you mentioned . . . have any of your friends had the Elluminate experience, or are you enticing them with your tales? You go, girl!