Week 6 Self Reflection

Week 6 is for self-reflection. If you chose to earn a Letter of Completion and Badge, you will need to complete a SELF-REFLECTION , on how you will apply what you learned.  Take your time. You have the entire week to reflect. Your goal is to create a plan that describes specifically how  you will apply the weekly topics to your online teaching.  You will have a specific plan for teaching online that includes;
  1. How you will apply the “fundamentals of online teaching” in your own teaching.
  2. How you will “build rapport” with your distance learners.
  3. How you will “build rapport” with your distance learners.
  4. How you will create a “natural critical learning environment” in your online courses.
  5. How you will create an  “active, authentic learning environments” in your online courses
Earn a Letter of Completion and Badge (Active Participants and Community Contributors)
To receive a Letter of Completion and Badge each participant must submit a SELF-REFLECTION 

SELF-REFLECTION 

We will begin processing the Letters of Completion and Badges during Week 7, (October 21st- October 25th).


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Webinar TODAY- Panel Discussion: Using Problem-Based, Real-World Activities in Online Classes

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST). World Clock 

Join this panel discussion for an opportunity to hear from several faculty who have taught online using Problem-Based Learning where they use real-world activities to engage students in a collaborative learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to ask panel members specific questions on their experiences teaching this way.

Examples of Authentic Online Learning Activities

Examples

Background

Throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, 13 Career and Technical Education (CTE) faculty members, from the University of Hawaii Community College (UHCC) campuses, met online each week to create authentic learning activities where students apply their knowledge to solve “real world” problems.

Results

Below are videos of each faculty member describing their authentic learning activities. The presenter was asked to describe their project, and describe the ways in which the AOL activity meets or exceeds each of the 10 Characteristics of Authentic Learning activities. Beneath each video is a link to the activity.

Remix and Reuse

Please feel free to remix and reuse any of the learning activities. To make a copy of the activity first click on the link to the activity website. How to make a copy of the activity website

Week 6 Self-Reflection

Week 6 is for self-reflection. If you chose to earn a Letter of Completion and Badge, you will need to complete a SELF-REFLECTION , on how you will apply what you learned.  Take your time. This is not a race. You have the entire week to reflect. We will begin processing the Letters of Completion and Badges during Week 7 (October 21st- October 25th).
Earn a Letter of Completion and Badge (Active Participants and Community Contributors)
To receive a Letter of Completion and Badge each participant must submit a SELF-REFLECTION 
Self-Reflection Questions
  1. How will you apply the “fundamentals of online teaching” in your own teaching?
  2. How will you “build rapport” with your distance learners?
  3. How will you “build community” in your online courses?
  4. How will you create a “natural critical learning environment” in your online courses?
  5. How will you create “active, authentic learning environments” in your online courses?

SELF-REFLECTION 

Sample Rubrics for Discussions

by Jen Hegna

Debbie Morrison, as a followup from her webinar, provided these resources for rubrics from various higher ed colleges.  They are good resources for creating your own rubrics for discussion board assignments. Revise them to fit your own class situation and grading scheme.

Webinar Today! How to make discussion boards effective learning tools

Monday, September 23rd,  2 pm- 3 pm, Hawaii Standard Time (HST). World Clock 

  • Examples of exemplary, mediocre, and poorly written post.
  • Tips for constructive guiding questions.
  • Tips for managing discussion board responses

By Dr. Heather Farmakis

Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses

The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that aims to promote scholarship in the use of the Internet and web-based multimedia resources in higher education. The first issue appeared online in July 2005 and included a number of invited papers from various disciplines.

Special Issue on Massive Open Online Courses published

The Human Element of Online Learning

Diane Johnson, assistant director of faculty services for the Center for Online Learning at Saint Leo University, offers these seven tips for creating an engaging online education offering:

  1. Remember that the human element is the most important tool to keeping online learners enrolled and engaged in your program.
  2. Before hiring any new faculty, make sure that person is caring and student-focused.
  3. Faculty members must build relationships with each student and let them know that they really care about the individual’s education and success.
  4. Students must know they are not just a name out in cyberspace, but that they are really human beings who are on the other side of the screen.
  5. Instructional immediacy is paramount. “We require faculty to respond to student inquiries in a maximum of 24-36 hours,” says Johnson.
  6. If a student misses a deadline, instead of blaming the student with an accusatory “Why didn’t you meet this assignment?” a much better approach is to ask, “Are you okay?”
  7. When you build a trusting relationship and invest in the student, he or she is more likely to invest more in the course.

E-Learning: Tips for Student Success

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2013/09/18/elearning-tips-for-student-success.aspx

What Are Cultures of Learning?

Thank you Anne Hole for providing this resources for all that may be interested.

In the previous three days Alt-C members will have explored all aspects of cultures of learning, ranging from digital literacies to learning landscapes, classroom environments, VLEs and open courses. But beyond examining the leaves and the trees, what can we say of the forest? A culture of learning – and for that matter, a learning culture – is composed of more than classes and schools and subjects, it is composed of the attitudes and enquiries of a culture of experimentation, curiosity, and quirkiness. In this closing keynote presentation, Stephen Downes will outline the framework of a culture of learning, identifying from examples and experiences the fundamental values that must be modeled and demonstrated by society’s leaders, and will comment on implications to practice, research and policy.

RECORDING

Keynote Speech by Stephen Downes, Chaired by Haydn Blackey (104)

 

Use Human Touch to Engage Online Students

By Dr. John Thompson.TODAY- 10 am- 11 am, Hawaii Standard Time (HST). World Clock 

Online instructors first need to be engaged if they want their students engaged. Learn how “human touch” serves to get everyone engaged. Human touch is really all about creating and maintaining relationships. When students sense a trusting, caring relationship on the part of their instructor, students begin to perceive that their online experience is as much about them, or even more so, than the curriculum, projects, and test results. Students feel that their instructor is trying to establish a warm, supportive relationship, their sense of belonging and engagement increases. That’s just human nature.

Proper English Will Save Us!

Proper English Will Save Us!

September 6, 2013 by  · No Comments · tomooc

I have been reading a lot of blogs lately.  Yes, for the MOOC to be inspired to write my own, but also via LinkedIn, where everything seems to link to something else.  I don’t have a lot of rules that determine what blogs I read.  They need to either be relevant to my work or of interest to me personally or professionally.  But I do expect that they be well-written and free of errors. More…