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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?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

If I ... Elluminate Live

If I was going to be delivering a course via Elluminate Live, I would have to consider many things. First of all, I would have to consider my students. I need to know how much they know about technology so that I know how much time I need to spend teaching the technology aspect of the course. This would help the course run smoother and save time in the long run. I would need to consider the learning styles of my students. Do they need a Powerpoint so that they can visually see the lesson? Do they need to do an activity? Everyone learns differently, and that should be considered. I would have to consider the schedule. Some students may be teaching until 3:45, so I do not need to start my class at 4:00. I really like the Powerpoints and the group work that is possible with Elluminate Live. It is really nice to be able to read along while the instructor is talking. The group work allows students to check their understanding and to compare understandings.


Teresa said...

Riley, I definitely agree with the group work and being able to check our answers together. As I remember, we were in the same group this week! I also like to be able to read along and make notes as the instructor is talking and providing the lesson. Another aspect that you point out is that we all learn differently and Illuminate gives us that flexibility. We are able to hear, type or take notes, see and even move around if needed in the comfort of our own home (in pajamas I might add). How great would it be too, if we could develop lessons with our classmates, then present them to our students together. I would really like to work with some of my health care buddies and plan Illuminate activities for our students. Hopefully our Monday nights will assist us with some of these options.

Ken Blackwell said...

I agree also that we all learn differently, and this offers flexibility. This is also a very important aspect of our lessons in this course. The work groups are fun, and I believe the time constraints make the workgroups more productive. (Note to self- remember last sentence) I also miss the interaction of a traditional class, but to be fair we have only done this a couple of times.