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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 26, 2011

Pros and Cons of Elluminate Live

Sometimes it is difficult to get use to new ideas and forms of teaching if that is not how you learned. I have always liked the classroom setting. Once I got over the initial anxiety about being able to log on in a timely manner, I have actually enjoyed Elluminate live. Elluminate live allows me to avoid driving, which is always a plus. It is comfortable being at home and other tasks can be completed, for example laundry while still having class. On the con side, the inability to get the headphones or the mic to work adequately is irritating at times. Tech support was very helpful when my system was not working. Also, I miss the personal interaction that we have in class. The break out sessions can be a little difficult when you are talking one at a time. Overall, I give Elluminate live a thumbs up!


Janet Mac said...

After being out of college for 10 years prior to coming to GSU, I was totally against doing any type of online class because of my limited experience with technology. I agree Freda, this can be very nerve racking and cause a lot of anxiety, but now with using elluminate, it has helped me to feel more comfortable about taking an online class in the future. I do love the classroom setting, but the alternative is not too bad.

pnesbitt1 said...

I agee with you. You don't have to fight traffic and you can have class in the privacy of your home.

pnesbitt1 said...

I agree with you. We don't have to worry about driving and we a learn in the comfort of our homes.