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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

Pro's and Con's of Elluminate

I can think of a lot more pro's than con's about my experience with Elluminate. When I first learned of it back in the summer it scared me because it was new and I did not understand it.
After being walked through it and using it for a while I have become more comfortable with it.
It has allowed us to learn from each other and to come together as a group, when we might not
have been able to otherwise. It does seem a bit cold at times without actually being able to see
and be in the same room as each other, but it is the closest thing available. I do not think the white board is all it is cracked up to be, but it serves as a good platform for power point and
other examples of work. Getting knocked off right in the middle of class is a draw back, but
I have always been able to log right back on. I think the technology is great and all I can see is that it will just get better and better. I look forward to Tuesday evenings beacause I always learn something and it is my night for ordering out. I agree with a lot more of the post I have read than disagree. I think for the most part we seem to have all learned and that is what Elluminate was made for, right? It is a great learning tool and it has made it possible and a lot more convenient for the entire class.

1 comment:

Dr. M said...

Hi, Eric - very thoughtful post and thanks for sharing. I'm left wondering what you are ordering on Tuesday nights.