This post features a collection of carefully selected resources specific to teaching online; geared to educators seeking skill development for creating meaningful online discussions, communicating effectively with students, and providing constructive feedback. 794 more words
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Part 1 in a 3 part series on the concept of ‘Presence’ in the Online Classroom.
Instructor presence in the online environment can be elusive as a shadow – it’s one dimensional, monochromatic and takes on various forms depending upon the point of view. 937 more words
Let’s face it – the learning management platforms (i.e. Moodle, Blackboard) as they exist today, are restrictive, limiting for both the learner and online educator. The flexibility, value and learning potential available with Web 2.0 tools far exceed the teaching limitations that exist within the LMS platform. 645 more words
What is online presence?
If you ask a student of online learning to define ‘instructor presence’ in the context of an asynchronous online course, you won’t get a textbook definition – but will likely hear phrases such as “really busy”, “not answering my emails”, or “missing in action”, “absent”. 393 more words
Today I came across a creative rendition of Ben Bloom’s taxonomy on the Educational Technology Guy’s blog. I am not sure what Ben would have thought of how his classification system of cognitive levels of thinking (and learning) would look decorated with icons representing web 2.0 applications, but I think it is terribly clever (created by University of Southern Indiana under Creative Commons). 146 more words