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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

Online course considerations

Creating an online course is challenging. You must consider what types of learners you may get. You may not see any students face to face, so having very detailed course expectations is important. When teaching a online course you must try to know all the ins and outs of the application. Because questions will arise about the new application. Its probably a good idea to have students look over the frequently asked questions section before they ask their questions. In my past experience will online course we were split into groups for the quarter and it was our responsibility to logon and complete assignments on time. We would only sign in once a week for instructor interaction. The instructor could see if and who signed on for group sessions. I experienced having to complete assignments with only 3 members of a 6 member group, communication really is the key in an online environment. With anything new it will have kinks in the beginning but they can be ironed out over time.
In the online environment writing activities are best. Groups or individuals can always create and submit written projects from anywhere. You could also have groups create and present a power point presentation about some course information. I like blogging as well it keeps everybody communicating by sharing your opinions and ideas. 

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Loraine - I was interested in reading of your past experiences with online learning, especially the group participation problems. As with in-class learning, group roles must be assigned or too often the few do the work for the many. Thanks for sharing.