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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 28, 2010

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Elluminate Live

I have both pro's and con's or advantages or disadvantages of using Elluminate Live technology for our class this semester. One of my advantages of using Elluminate Live this semester is the convenience of not having to leave the comfort fo my home in order to participate in class. I don't have to travel downtown or to the Alpharetta campus. I can easily avoid the evening rush hour traffic. I do not have ot deal with childcare for my kids and I can save money by not having to eat out because of possibly getting home late. One of my disadvantages is having to be on-line after work. After a long day at work, I find it hard and challenging to be on-line for 2 1/2 hours. I am more the face to face, sit down in class person. I can say that I feel that my advantages of Elluminate Live outweigh my disadvantages.


Shana said...

I totally agree with you Penelope. Although we work hard and it is difficult after a long day to stay online for so long, however the sacrifice is short lived for the goal that we all have in mind :)

Dwayne said...

I never thought abou the rush hour traffic. That would be enough to make me want to drop the class if I had to drive in! I grew up in Washington DC and was raised in traffic jams. I moved to NW Georgia to avoid traffic. That's why you might say that I live in the sticks. Childcare would be a huge expense. There has been a few times that my wife has had to leave during class and has had to leave the kids with me. I couldn't imagine how much I would owe her in payback if every Tuesday night she had to watch both of them all by herself while I drove to Atlanta and back. All of these negative thoughts of driving to class are starting to wear me out just talking about it! Thank you GSU and Dr. Burns for letting us use Elluminate LIve.

Randi said...

I agree with you Penelope! It is very convenient, but hard to stay focused after a long day at work! It would be much harder to drive in all that traffic though I am sure!