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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?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pros and Cons

I must say that I am enjoying Elluminate Live far more that I expected and not just for obvious reasons either. For obvious reasons it's awesome- no long drives to and 'fro, the comforts of my own home and no need to hire a babysitter.I have the ability to interact with my peers and educators as if I am in the actual classroom. For years I shunned online learning. I didn't have much faith in it and I believed people who got their degrees on line were taking the "easy" way out. I even questioned the validity of it all. Truthfully speaking, I am not the most disciplined person and for this, I feared online learning. I need accountability and this session has provided me with that. Do I feel the same way about other online programs?....The jury is still out. I can not speak on what I have yet experienced. The one time I did attempt online studies, I psyched myself out so bad that I went back to ground studies and never looked back. The long and the short of it is, I am really enjoying E-learning this time around. This has prepared me for my next phase of my education which will be primarily online so...... we'll see.

The only Con I have is my earphone cord isn't long it is as if we are in class....I really can't cook my dinner as if I am home. Tuesdays have become a take-out or fend for yourself day unless I get home early enough. I am not complaining ...I'm just saying....I love it. It gets out of cooking at least one day a week..;)


Wyndell said...

I just read your post after I had posted mine. You managed to mention three issues that I agree with. Being home, or at my school in my case is wonderful, online classes usually have a lot of negative issues to deal with and my headseat cord is to short. I'm considering looking for a wireless devise but I haven't figured how to hit the mic button from across the room!

Dr. M said...

Hi, AJ - great post - very thoughtful and humorous as well - thanks for sharing.