The midterm elections have just finished and it's got me thinking about how I engage with the news and keeping up with (or not) current events. As an impestuous young adult from 10 to 15 years ago, I decided that I didn't want to watch the news or read the newspaper and that it was … Continue reading Facebook Has Changed My Life and It’s Not What You Might Think
I've learned some lessons over the years about having back up plans. When choosing a career as an adolescent, have a back up plan. When acting on stage where someone forgets their lines, have a back up plan. When planning a wedding outside in Washington state, have a back up plan. Don't rely on just … Continue reading You Can Never Have Enough Back Ups: Lessons Learned
In case you lose touch with the realities of being an online student (as we all do from time to time), the following is my own personal experience I just had with turning in a very high stakes paper with a nearly missed deadline for my Masters in education program. This is an edited email … Continue reading Confessions of eLearning Student Life
While my current online students seem to be doing fine technology-wise, I'm already gathering ideas for next time. #1 on my list: My first class project is going to teach my students how to take screenshots and submit them via a dropbox. We already have a Tegrity Recording on how to take screenshots, and I'm going … Continue reading The Next Time I Teach Online…
Yes, I've gone a little crazy. My students in my fully online Excel course turned in their first homework assignments. I'll be honest... my students turn in quite a few Excel documents, but I only grade two of them per chapter. The two I grade are randomly selected, by a roll of the dice. So, … Continue reading Grading Online Homework… how?
I guess my first question is, is this normal? My class is capped at 16, but I started the quarter with 17 students. It's the end of the second week and I'm down to 14 already. When you add in the two that still have not even logged in (arg), I'm down to 12 students. … Continue reading Fully online, first homework submitted
Welllllllllll... I'm in the midst of the first week of instruction in my fully online Excel class and honestly, I'm not sure how it's going? Since this is my first fully online class my enrollment is capped at 16 students. My Angel classroom opened 11 days ago and instruction formally began 4 days ago. I … Continue reading Week One – my fully online class
<==Previous Post Just 24 days until my fully online Excel class officially starts. I've been trying to work hard, but keep letting myself get distracted. I can say that I'm now 1/4 of the way through my book (I'd be embarrassed to say this if you saw how thin the book really is). Content for … Continue reading -24 days and counting…until my class begins
Next Post : 24 days and counting…until my class begins==>In fall 2011 I'll be teaching my first fully online class. Some of you may be saying "What tha...?" so let me say a few things. Yes, I'm the Instructional Designer at Centralia College and yes, I've been telling our faculty here for some time how they should … Continue reading Teaching Online? Here I Go!