Adventures of a Technology Challenged Online Instructor

Monthly archive: 10 2012

Turning Ideas Into Action (Week 8) avatar

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Maybe I’m just overwhelmed with all of the technology options that are out there, but I seem to have more and more questions than answers about how to utilize these tools. First off, I was all excited about “creating community” in my online sections, so I went into Blackboard and created a “chat” discussion board where […]

Creating Community in My Online Course (Week 7) avatar

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M. Conrey October 21, 2012 @ 10:42 am
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I’ve written several times about how I think I create community in my online class and where I feel I’m still lacking.  I definitely think it’s always a “work in progress” and I’m narrowing down various tools I want to include in my online course to help build this sense of community for students.  Pilar’s […]

It’s a Foreign Language to Me…. (Week 6) avatar

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M. Conrey October 12, 2012 @ 8:59 am
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I scored relatively high on the internet skills quiz – missing only one question (the one about an “open source” program).  But I don’t necessarily attibute that to my internet skills; it’s probably due to the fact that my husband works in IT and I hear the jargon frequently.  My theory was proven when I […]

My (somewhat) Interactive Syllabus – Week 5 avatar

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M. Conrey October 6, 2012 @ 10:30 pm
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When starting this week’s assignment, I thought I was going to be ashamed of the fact that my online syllabus is actually a pdf file posted in Blackboard under the “Syllabus” tab.  However, I learned from Lisa’s Elluminate Recording is that my course design does reflect many aspects of an interactive syllabus. As stated before, […]