Tag Archives: virtual classroom

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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Redesigning the Virtual Classroom: Applying @educonphilly

The previous post focused on the microcosm of my own classroom, and how I might answer the following questions within my own course: “What does empathy look like in an online school?” “What does it mean to acknowledge silent voices … Continue reading

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GAVS – New Tech = New Communication Skills?

Communicate 1.1.1 – Definitions of Communication Communication within a virtual classroom is key. The next series of posts discusses the rationale for good communication, and I will include methods, tips, web tools, and examples of effective communication. But first, how … Continue reading

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GAVS – Commercial versus Open Source

Navigate 2.1.3 – Commercial versus Open Virtual Classrooms Let’s say your organization or school is making the plunge into virtual learning and researching which vendor to use for its synchronous learning tools. Should you support open source or choose a … Continue reading

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GAVS – Recorded Session

Navigate 2.1.2 – Recorded Session After exploring the different vendors in the synchronous delivery market, I still had questions about GoToMeeting. My first impression after viewing the company’s promotional material—and after hearing their ads on some of my favorite podcasts—was … Continue reading

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GAVS – Synchronous Vendor Market

Navigate 2.1.1 – Delivery Methods and the Synchronous Vendor Market Quest Students in virtual classes need opportunities for synchronous learning experiences, and the best application depends on your needs and resources. Follow the link for a a comparison of six … Continue reading

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GAVS – Digital Resources and Netiquette

Participate 3.1.2 Digital Resources and Netiquette If you’re using a lot of technology in the class, and I hope you are, you might find the following nine guidelines handy. Post the link on your teacher website as a resource, or … Continue reading

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5 MOOC Questions Answered

In my ongoing research on MOOCs, and as a regular listener to Slate podcasts, I found this episode of “Techno Sapians” valuable. Marvin Ammori and Christine Rosen host the show, and in this episode they talk with Daphne Koller, a computer … Continue reading

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GAVS – Active, Balanced, Open-Minded Citizenship

Participate 1.1.1 Character Traits Quest This is my first post in a series—and such posts will be labeled GAVS—to complete the online training offered by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Virtual Learning. Teacher Online Open Learning (TOOL) focuses … Continue reading

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