Tag Archives: Digitial Learning Community

Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 4/5

In the past three posts, I’ve discussed four global trends, as identified by Vivian Stewart in her chapter “A Classroom as Wide as the World” in Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21. Stewart’s argument is we teachers and educators need to … Continue reading

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Growing Community and Collaboration in Synchronous Sessions

Fostering community and collaboration online is easier said than done. Many online courses are designed for competency learning. Students progress through material and complete assignments and assessments to on a course to mastery learning. Although this model can benefit from … Continue reading

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The Welcome Session – Communicate 4.3.1 #eteachertool

  The Communicate 4.3.1 quest asks participants to reflect on the importance of the synchronous session in building a community in an online class. At the close of last semester, I came up with a hypothesis about low attendance during synchronous … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – Types of OLCs #eteachertool

After sharing my own involvement with online learning communities and bookmarking, I delineated the different connotations and meanings between “online” and “digital.” But “community” and the different types of communities online demands its own post because of the many, many, … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – “Digital” vs. “Online” #eteachertool

The Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest: Join one of the DLCs from the list (or another of personal interest). Consider how citizens in an online environment find a reputable digital community that aligns with their particular interests and needs. … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – Social Bookmarking: You don’t need it #eteachertool

The Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest asks participants to pick a social bookmarking tool and go on a digital walkabout and find sites that are good examples of digital learning communities. The participant then tags and annotates these bookmarks. … Continue reading

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Participate 1.1.2 – Being a Digital Learning Community Wallflower #eteachertool

Participate 1.1.2 Joining a Digital Learning Community Quest After a year of teaching, I return to this quest with more knowledge about online learning, and I’m finding one cliché so very true: ignorance is bliss. Before, this quest seemed simple. … Continue reading

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Digital Learning in Georgia

Last week I tweeted good news from Digital Learning Now about the state of digital learning in Georgia. In short, Georgia got a B-. But as with any grade, it’s important to know a few things. Who gave the grade? … Continue reading

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GAVS – The Synchronous Session

Communicate 4.3.1 The Synchronous Session If discussion boards are the heart of the online course, we may think of the synchronous sessions as its heartbeat. People connect and form friendships by sharing experiences. Sometimes these experiences are in the past, … Continue reading

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GAVS – Roles and Functions in Online Learning Environments

Navigate 1.2.1 Describe Roles and Functions in Online Learning Environments TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) form the digital learning environment, in much the same way that code forms the rich environment of the digital world in the movie The Matrix. Behind … Continue reading

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