Adventures of a Technology Challenged Online Instructor

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Week 24:  A Reflection avatar

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Week 24:  A Reflection avatar

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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M. Conrey June 28, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

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!     […]

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

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Sharing and Teaching (Should) go Hand-in-Hand (Week 22) avatar
M. Conrey June 26, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

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 […]

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

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Week 21:  You mean there are different theories on education? avatar
M. Conrey June 24, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

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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M. Conrey June 24, 2013 @ 10:18 am

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” […]

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

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Week 19:  Online, Hybrid, MOOC’s….Oh my! avatar
M. Conrey May 31, 2013 @ 10:32 am

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 […]

Week 18:  I heart Blackboard avatar

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Week 18:  I heart Blackboard avatar
M. Conrey May 16, 2013 @ 11:33 am

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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Week 17:  I’m still alive!  ….And trying to manage my online class…. avatar
M. Conrey May 16, 2013 @ 10:20 am

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, […]

Week 16:  FAQs for Health 101 Online avatar

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M. Conrey March 22, 2013 @ 11:52 am

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 […]

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

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Week 15 – I think I’m getting the hang of this….maybe… avatar
M. Conrey March 18, 2013 @ 8:27 am

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 […]