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WEEK 7.75

Slipping behind on postings as we move into a conversion project due by Christmas. The frustrating reality of rebuilding (evergreening) online courses is that 99% of the work is drudgery set to an impossible completion schedule. Even if there were time for “improvements”, the mandated changes essentially edit out the quirkiness of the courses created […]

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Community; What Is It Anyway? (Week 7)

How do you define community? I love that this is something we are talking about. How do you define community? As someone who works in housing, this is a word I use all the time and constantly ask the staff … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up (Week 6)

Of course being from The University of Alabama my link to embed is going to have something to do with UA! Enjoy! In other news, I thought I was relatively Internet literate but I guess not as I only scored … Continue reading

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Week 9 – A Whole New World

Reading about student activities in the online environment, the participants in the class can connect in a whole new level. I understand the use of computer-based simulations and animations. If done correctly and managed properly, then I feel like this…

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Week 7 – Community or No Community

From readings and the video, I see that creating community is important for the teacher and the students to feel connected and have the proper resources to navigate through the content with no problems. I look forward to seeing your ideas and concepts …

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week 8 and week 9

I want to start with discussing my thoughts on blackboard collaborate…good and bad.. I think that the program can be used for great things as we saw 2 weeks ago with a collaborative session from one side of the country to another.  This being noted I think there has to be a more “user friendly/technology […]

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POT Cert Week 9: group activities for students and social bookmarking

I have to say that I enjoyed reading Chapter 7: Student Activities in the Online Environment and got quite excited by the long list of student activities that Ko and Rossen provide: role playing and simulations summaries and consensus groups experience-based practicum or lab assignment reflective activities just discussion scenarios and case studies peer editing […]

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Week 9: POT Student Activities

This week was filled with many learning activities. Personally, I really enjoy reading other people’s interesting blogs (even if I don’t always comment) whether through the POT (or weekly videos) or other. Laura’s video went well with discovering the whole world (as I believe it truly is a world) of Second Life. I started creating my…

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#week9

Many years ago, I tried second life, after I saw Dwight Schrewt use it on an episode of “The Office”. My girlfriend and I did not believe such a program existed. I tried it and immediately realized it was probably … Continue reading

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2nd Life & more

This is a clip of me/my avatar wandering around in Second Life. I’m not sure where I am or why I’m here, but I’m intrigued. I’ve been wandering around for a bit. Attempted to chat a couple of times, but no luck.  I’ll be interested to learn more about how others are using Second Life […]

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