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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?

Friday, February 6, 2009

I think I would have a difficult time adapting to elluminate as a teacher. Kudos to those who are technical capable. I am technically challenged and find it very confusing from a teaching stand point. However if I was going to teach elluminate live, I would use consistant small groups. One I think it gives the students security. Secondly, it would be less confusing for me.

Given the opportunity to teach elluminate: I would teach to my advanced class. This would give me an advatage. I would know my students and their dedicated to education. I would use activities such as: question sheets, discussion groups, and some type of module. I am not sure how difficult this would be, but I am sure I would figure it out. Atleast I hope! :)


Linda G said...

I would also use it for an advanced group of students. By this I mean the third level students who have a strong desire to learn. I fear that this may be too ovewhelming for some students who do not have a real knack for technology. But that being said, we learn as we go and we all learn together. I definitely would want to practice on a smaller group to test the waters and see what needed to be changed or reformated. I like your idea of modules and wonder how that could be implemented into a live on-line course. Perhaps each group would have time to do a self paced module and then break out into small groups for question sheets and group discussions. Or perhaps they would need to do the module prior to class and be prepared to do the activities using elluminate. Either way I think on-line learning is here to stay in this very busy and fast paced society we live in.

Dr. M said...

Hi, Aimee - I like the thought you put into this week's question even after saying that you would find this type of teaching challenging because of your own technology challenges - good for you. I think, however, that continued use of this technology would bring you 'up to speed' pretty quick.