Hmmm…. thought I’d left a comment here after class. OK, take 2:
Designing an effective online course:
One of the best aspects of this course is something you mentioned in the first class: the opportunity to experiment.
Those of us with experience on teaching online courses may or may not be willing to try something new in the middle of a course. The potential train wreck could derail the learning process for our students, undoing a lot of effort. Yet, I, at least beleive there are issues with current established practices that need to change.
Our current readings for this week also deal with the changes as online learning, or eLearning, has developed, so I’ll be discussing that issue in my blog this week. Feel free to drop in and add your thoughts as we all work toward perfecting our tools and practices! (http://russgifford.wordpress.com)