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FINAL BLOG POST - OUR "DAILY TRIPLE" (DUE 12/1).
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?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


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?

Laura Antonelli

I really enjoy both asynchronous and synchronous learning.  I know everyone probably says they like both, but I certainly have my reasons.  A couple weeks ago when we completed the individual module about adolescence, I preferred and enjoyed the asynchronous learning.  I was somewhat familiar with this topic, the reading material was easily understandable, and the assignment was not very rigorous.  These are the reasons that I did not mind working alone.  I felt that I got a nice grasp on the subject from the reading material and subsequent assignment.

Jump to the next week with the asynchronous module which consisted of 3 drop boxes and I feel the complete opposite.  I am not familiar with digital literacy, search engines, the world wide web, and programs!  The reading was way above my head! My students are my computer helpers in the classroom because I am far below average when it comes to this topic.  I struggled immensely with this assignment.  Eventually, I completed it though.  Due to the fact that this is a topic I struggle with, I would have preferred a classroom setting where I could hear Dr. Burns explain the various concepts to me.  I would also love to hear my class mate’s takes on the topics.  Also, in a synchronous learning environment, I could ask questions to clarify any points I was having trouble understanding.

All in all, I feel that this class has been a nice mixture of both asynchronous and synchronous learning.  I truly enjoy collaborating with my classmates and learning as a group.  On the other hand, I would be lying if I didn’t admit that it is nice every once in a while to not have to rush home after school to log onto the computer J
Both methods of teaching and learning have their individual pros and cons and I think it really boils down to the individual student and their knowledge on the given topic and their learning style as to which environment is most beneficial for them.

I think Dr. Burns has a good mix going and I appreciate the variety she is giving us this semester!

2 comments:

Yvonne Goodson said...

I also find benefits in engaging in both asynchronous and synchronous learning/teaching style methods. I love not having to rush to get home to log in to a computer and be stationary for two hours. I like having the freedom to work on and complete assignments at my leisure as long as it's done on or before the due date. I also, on occasion, enjoy being able to interact with my classmates. I agree with you in that I believe Dr. Burns has done a nice job of incorporating both. I think our group made a great team! "See" you soon!

Crystal said...

Hey Louise,

You make some very good points in your post. Yes I agree that Dr. Burns have done awesome with mixing it up in this class. I do believe that engaging in both are beneficial to learning/teaching. I myself prefer both depending on the assignment. Some assignments I enjoy having a few people to talk to and some I rather do alone because I may feel like I am learning better. Over all you made good and valid points.... YOUR THE BEST LOUISE!!!