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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?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pros and Cons

Elluminate Live is new for me so it's a challenge from time to time. Sometimes I become nervous about learning new tools on elluminate live because I'm not computer savvy. I'm so thankful the NTI instructors are patient and repeat the steps. After using Eliminate Live for several months it has pros and cons. The pros for Eliminate live is that we are able to be in class online and not have to travel to the campus. I think it's tailored to non-traditional students. Also, Elluminate live allows you to hear classmates' comments and thoughts on concerning the topic. As time goes on I think we continue to grow as a family. The cons for Elluminate live is we are not able to see each other. Sometime the computer and mic malfunction during the session. Sometimes school duties and responsibilities delay students from getting online on time. All and All it's not so bad!


Dr. M said...

Hi, Angel - good summary of pros and cons, and good for you for your success in using Elluminate. Patience works for everyone as we learn and use this technology. Keep after it!

Redding said...

Hello Angel,
I agree with your comments about the patience our Elluminate Live instructors offer during and after class. Not having to travel is a great benefit. With our busy schedules and the state of the economy, we all can appreciate this luxury. After a day of standing up, I must admit I enjoy the comfort of my sofa. It's also nice to be in the relaxed environment of home. Although we are unable to see each other, the chat feature is nice. Computer and online glitches are frustrating. I, fortunately, have not had much of a problem. Enjoyed reading your blog!