Week 1 - Where am I...in online teaching?

Our foundational framework...

To begin our work for the session, we are introducing a focused inquiry guided by your individual questions and personal reflection on your own past experiences with teaching online - successes & challenges.

  1. What do you presently do with regard to content, communication/collaboration, and assessment that you want to preserve in your online teaching/course design?
  2. What is one specific thing you would like to add to your course or learn about in each of the three concept areas?

Focus: Your Big Questions

Course participants will:

  1. Reflect upon your own past experience with teaching online & compare to a rubric provided.
  2. Identify a personal goal to guide your work in each of the 3 framework areas: |content|collaboration/communication|assessment.

Learning Objectives

Resources/Materials/Conversation starters

Read:

View:

Check the Assignments folder in Blackboard for Week 1 items due:

  1. Comment below with at least 1 personal nugget or noticing from the reading and/or video.
  2. Self-assessment rubric assignment
  3. Padlet sharing of personal work goals

Tasks/Deliverables

Comment Stream

a year ago
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I completely agree with the amount of materials available online. These can be anything from lesson plans, videos, or just descriptions or specific content.

a year ago
0

Yeah, it can be overwhelming. We hope to delve into Open Education Resources (OER) during this course also.

a year ago
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I love this quote, "Everything is the technology of online education." I could not agree more. I have found text messaging with students is incredibly helpful - it's taken the place of the phone call for many of my students. If they have a question, they text me and usually get a nearly instantaneous response. It makes them happy and reduces confusion.

a year ago
1

I also have a wondering: I really want to improve on Principle Two: developing reciprocity and cooperation among students. I try to set my courses up as Communities of Practice (which is somewhat similar to the COI concept), but I am not sure how to get my students to really become more invested in sharing what they know/ have found. I love the idea from the infographic of students finding and sharing materials and think this may be a way to reconceptualize some of my discussion boards online. I'd love to hear ideas from everyone else to enhance this aspect of my courses!

a year ago
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Whenever I complete or begin a course, I make special effort to better humanize my presence in my online classes--it's integral to my assessment of the course design. While I usually focus on how I can improve my own presence, the "How to Humanize" infographic reminds me of the importance of creating a sense of community and support. I'm plan to consider this more deeply as I design my class for summer/fall. How do you all build community teaching online?

a year ago
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@bethkeefauver I have everyone introduce themselves to each other in week one (or the first assignment for shorter courses) using some kind of digital tool - Animoto, PowToon, goanimate, etc. We post it to a discussion board and comment on each other's introduction. It helps us get to know a little about each other outside of class (families, hobbies, etc.) and establish some common ground.