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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, February 8, 2009

Elluminate Live Technology

To design a course using the Elluminate technology, I think will have several advantages for students as well as the teacher. The first thing to consider is how students will embrace this technology. The students of today are more prevalent to adapt to this new technology because of the use of internet and the way we communicate by cell phones, pda, and other electronic devices.

Some things you have to consider is the state standards and to make sure that you are following the guidelines that are required by the state. This would include equipment, materials and more importantly the course that is been taught for that particular class. The course syllabus should outline other information that would detail how the class would be structured.

Before using this technology students will have several training sections where they learn how to navigate and troubleshoot existing problems. To make this a successful transition student will be given several handouts that will be covered doing the course. This will include PowerPoint and learning modules that will help students understand the assignments before classes start.

1 comment:

Upward Bound said...

You bring out a major point that the course would have to be designed to meet the CTAE standards. There would be a need for in class sessions to learn how to use the system the first time.Good old fashion hard copies of the instructions to use Elluminate are an imprtant safe guard along with phone umbers for one or two classmates and the instructor in case of difficulty with the cimputer, logging in or other related situations. I think it can also be ag reat resournce for students who are unable to come to school from various reasons. I have had 2 students absent this semeseter for mor than a week. Such interactions with the rest of the class while they were out would have been most useful in keeping them up to par with rest of the class. I think it is a great form of technology and is quite usable in the adult poplutaion who are focused on the need to learn. I am not sure how successful Elluminat might be for our younger studnets though.