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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 27, 2011

Elluminate Live

I think this method of teaching and delivery of information works for this program at this time.

Pro: We are all working full time positions. With a normal career, it always seemed possible for me to alter my schedule and fit in college work. Teaching, however, seems very different. The time teaching is rigid and occupies 8 hours and then there is an easy 1-2 hours a day devoted to other duties. Being able to go home, take a class, and the benefits of easy logistics works.

Con: Nothing beats a one on one interaction of a classroom. We all got to know each other in the summer classes and can understand and visualize what an individual looks like and thinks in a response. I think our current sessions would be different without this background.

1 comment:

Tracy Misner said...


I have to agree with you on these points. The pros, based on our life situations, outweigh the negatives. This is a great alternative to trying to get all of us together in a classroom setting once a week.

The fact is, well work 5 days a week. Trying to get to a class after having put in over 8 hours seems exhausting and daunting. The key word that you use, logistics, just makes perfect sense to me.

The cons...well, sure the lack of face to face interaction. But I also like the way you turn the con into a positive. Yes, we all got to interact over the summer and establish that face to face interaction. Without having had that, i think the Elluminate Live would be far more detrimental to our learning.