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Building Learning Objects with Storyline 2 #eteachertool

When building learning objects, one must consider motivation, practice, and feedback. Now, motivating students to study subject complements, direct objects, and indirect objects is difficult. Too often learning objects are merely drills of sentences. To avoid this, I drew on … Continue reading

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Debate Debrief and Results

Tuesday night was my Virtual Impersonation Debate for GSU. I played the role of John B. King, and I had four fantastic classmates doing “Real Time Research” and feeding me information, questions, and answers. Minutes before the debate, I rehearsed … Continue reading

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Catfish Debate

A few weeks ago, my GSU eLearning environment professor assigned a “Virtual Impersonation Debate.” Today, Tuesday, March 8 is the day of the debate, and I’m pretty excited and a little nervous. My team has been researching furiously, and I’m … Continue reading

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Learning Outcomes: Synchronous Sessions vs. Discussion Boards

Last semester, I blogged weekly reflections about teaching online, and mostly I discussed changing discussion board topics and conducting synchronous sessions. At the semester’s close, I summarized my thoughts on discussion boards and synchronous sessions. This semester’s focus is a … Continue reading

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Helping Students Write Worthy Discussion Board Posts

In an online course, the discussion board can be a place for lively dialogues among students. Ideally, the course facilitator only moderates by pinning model threads or by adding additionally commentary to guide students. If this doesn’t sound like your … Continue reading

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Building a Better DB Post with Surveys #eteachertool

Google’s Forms opened my eyes to a new way of getting input from my students. Five years later, I still use various online survey generators (Excel Online or ones in my LMS) to ask students communication questions (“When is the … 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 1.1.1 – Indicators of Efficiency and Effectiveness #eteachertool

Character Traits part 2 When I first composed my response to Participate 1.1.1 Character Traits Quest a year ago (before becoming an online teacher), I missed this: Indicators of a good digital citizen include the ability to navigate efficiently, effectively, … Continue reading

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GAVS – Finding OER and CC Resources

In my “Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons” post, I discussed the importance of using Open Educational Resources and materials protected by Creative Commons. Below are just three examples of resources that I might use in a course. Image: http://livemag.co.za/wp-content/themes/livemag2014/timthumb.php?src=http://livemag.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/we-are-citizen-journalism.jpg&w=830&h=530Continue reading

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GAVS – Web Tools for Assessment

Create 2.1.3 – Using Web 2.0 Tools to Differentiate Student Assessment There are three ways to implement differentiation for student success: modify the content the student learns, modify the process the student uses to obtain the knowledge, or modify the … Continue reading

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