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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 were to do Elluminate lessons I would need to consider the knowledge base of my students as well as their interest levels and academic abilities. With that said, I can see how Elluminate could work for most students and in all of my curriculums. I believe I could easily implement lessons on medical ethics allowing the students the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of ethical issues. I would also like to try some group work and use the white board as a communication tool.
Reading and writing are really being pushed at my school and Elluminate lends itself well in achieving that goal.
One of the things I really enjoy about Elluminate is that I already know my classmates and can recognize their voices. With that said, as communication occurs, either with the white board, messaging, or voice, I can visualize that person.....guess I'm a visual learner. Knowing the people you are working with makes it fun and adds an element of interest. If I were working with strangers I would have a tendency to be much more reserve.


Shellee said...

I agree that you really have to know your learners to make this type of course work. Visual learners would do great with this because of the visual format of the computer screen. In Healthcare Science, technology is important, so this would give students a way to demonstrate their abilities in a unique manner. Your students would probably do well in a class such as this due to the higher level of learning that you teach. I feel that since I teach the more basic levels, it may not flow as well due to lack of motivation and lack of access to the technology in general. I agree that it would work for all classes, but I think it depends on the type of learners and also the motivation.

AimeeMcD said...

I completely agree with you. I think knowing our students gives us an advantage. If you started a new class it would be very difficult to get a feel for your students. I don't think you would know who was talking.

Also, since I am not a technical person that would concern me.