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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

Gerald on Elluminate

There are several important things that I would have to consider in designing a course for an on line presentation. One would be the maturity of the students and how I would be able to make sure that they were not doing other activities while the course was in progress. I think that some courses lend themselves better to be taught on line that others. So I would design courses that I could use power points along with my lecture. I would stay away from courses that require lots of visualization. My courses would be more of an information type. I would make my course more group friendly because of the time factor in dealing with individual students. It sure would be nice if I could incorporate a to way video so as to enable me to see what the students are doing and to enable the students to see me. This is now being done in some on line course. Assuming that the students have the proper equipment, I would want to make sure the students know the equipment and understand how to use the equipment. Sometimes there are problems with the internet so I would probably video my lessons so that students could view it at a later date, or they might just want to review the lesson. I personally like the on line classes because there are no distractions, and I think that I get more out of them because of the less interruptions.

1 comment:

Jayna said...

I like your idea of video taping your lesson in case of equipment error. We consistently seem to have that type of trouble! I also agree with you that this program works very well for me. I like the freedom of working from home. It is nice to finish and not have a long drive home, after a long day at school!