Adventures of a Technology Challenged Online Instructor

Friday
28
Jun 2013

Week 24:  A Reflection avatar

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Wow!  I made it – even if it took a couple of months longer than I had planned!  I can honestly say that I learned a lot from this course, a lot more than I thought I would.  I came into the POT Cert class looking for new tools to use and update my rather […]

My Presentation for Week 2 – Teaching and Learning Online (Week 23) avatar

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Posted by M. Conrey @ 1:16 pm | One comment
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Okay – here is my slidecast for Week 2 of the POT Cert Course – Teaching and Learning Online.  This week wasn’t without it’s difficulties, but I did find that I had a much easier time with slidecasting this go around.  I hope this is an effective introduction to the Week 2 material!     […]

Wednesday
26
Jun 2013

Sharing and Teaching (Should) go Hand-in-Hand (Week 22) avatar

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This got me thinking… I know the above quote is a bit off topic this week, but I couldn’t help ponder it.  Are we sticking to the “same old thing” in the classroom because it’s convenient for us?  Or are we too afraid to try something new for the fear of failure?  Or is it […]

Monday
24
Jun 2013

Week 21:  You mean there are different theories on education? avatar

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Here is my reflection on this week’s work.  Trying out Screencast-o-Matic again in conjunction with Powerpoints….  

Week 20:  Instructional Design avatar

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Back at it again, later than expected – after my laptop crashed and had to be sent off for repair.  Not the best start to the summer term, but I am plugging through! So this week’s reading material and videos were a bit confusing to me.  I guess I’d really never thought about “instructional design” […]

Friday
31
May 2013

Week 19:  Online, Hybrid, MOOC’s….Oh my! avatar

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I’m still plugging away at completing these last few weeks of the POT course.  I’m finally moved into the new house, but most of my material is still packed away in a box someplace – so my post is “low-tech” today. First off, I have to say that I just completed my first online course […]

Thursday
16
May 2013

Week 18:  I heart Blackboard avatar

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I didn’t know there was such controversy surrounding Course Mangement Systems!  My video explains why I do like using Blackboard for both my online and on ground classes.  

Week 17:  I’m still alive!  ….And trying to manage my online class…. avatar

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I’m back!  It’s been way too long.  Being in the middle of buying and selling houses caused a lot of headache and loss of sleep on my end.  But I’m pulling it together and hopefully the most stressful times are over.   So, on to Classroom Management…. When I tell people that I teach online, […]

Friday
22
Mar 2013

Week 16:  FAQs for Health 101 Online avatar

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I had to laugh while doing this week’s reading.  The articles could easily be describing me.  I had every article opened on a new tab on my laptop, along with tabs for Pinterest and Facebook.  My cell phone was sitting next to me on the couch and the mid-day news was on TV!  I am […]

Monday
18
Mar 2013

Week 15 – I think I’m getting the hang of this….maybe… avatar

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This week wasn’t without its challenges, but I didn’t have as many technical difficulties as I did last week! I actually do have my online students take surveys and I am familiar with Survey Monkey. However, when I have my online students participate in surveys, I build them directly into Blackboard using the Survey tool […]