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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?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Elluminate Live

Elluminate Live has been a great experience. It does have its pros and cons. The convenience is amazing. I would say, some of the Pros for using Elluminate Live are: Convenient,Interactive, Digital. You could also take this class in your pajamas. Elluminate Live also allows us as students/teachers to be more creative when there is a problem or technical issue. We do have options.

The Cons for me would be technical issues, technical support is not as knowledgeable, connections drop, the sound is not always stable. I like the up close and personal, tangeable interaction, provided in a live classroom.

Overall, I have more of a positive outlook for Elluminate Live. I believe its a good tool for utilizing technology in the classroom.


Pamela said...

I agree Tamarah. I've always preferred being in the classroom, sitting on the front row. Surprisingly, I feel that way about Elluminate Live. You're right, the technical issues that some of our classmates have are very frustrating. It just seems to interrupt the flow of class. I'm glad I haven't had those issues! I love Elluminate Live and I would take more classes in a heartbeat.

Chef BCY said...

Hi Tamarah,
Good to hear that some of us have had a great experience with Elluminate Live. Yes- taking an online course is very convenient and allows us to wear whatever we want or nothing at all if we so desire - no one will know (laugh).
There have been some creative moments when we had technical issues and we had to find a solution or Dr. Burns or Ms. Chillis found a solution.

I did feel that there were tangible moments of good interaction and we were able to utilize technology in our sessions.
My preference is still for the classroom setting.

Good Post.

LaTonia said...

I agree also I've always been the type of student that needed to be in a class room also. But after taking this class I have a different out look on online classes. I've had my share of bad online experiences from the instructor didn't know how to conduct an online class to the instructor would reply to my commments.

I believe that this class is so easy for me because Of the instructors Dr. Burns and Ms. Chill is does a wonderful job in helping me on my toes. Even when things get boring they find a way to draw me back into class.