Monday, July 16, 2007

My thoughts so far

I just wanted to make a quick comment about this weeks session. Not necessarily about the content, but rather about the delivery method. So far I am really enjoying this online class.

I like the fact that I am able to do other things, while not feeling guilty for multitasking. I find that in a typical classroom situation I often like to search for things on the internet, look up relevant topics, which ultimately keeps me engaged and focused.

I also like the fact that so far the sessions have been a collaborative effort between the instructor and students, as we have been able to contribute out imput and thoughts throughout the class.

Lastly, I wanted to comment on the chat box that appears on the size of each session. Often in class it is difficult, and commonly seen as rude to make comments while the instructor is talking. By having the chat box on the side, I feel as if it replaces "student chatting", and rather then being seen as something negative really compliments the lecture.

That’s all for now!

4 comments:

Shareski said...

It's interesting that at the conference I'm at, many are using Skype to do a group chat, discussion during sessions. Very interactive and posings great questions about the topic that would never likely be asked live.

I really like it.

mbenson3 said...

Hi,
I too am a teacher and I am doing a student requested lesson on graffiti. I love the youtube video and would love to show it in class. Is there anyway I could get a copy of it? I am interested in seeing your ppt, I have made my own, but there is still so much to know.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,
Kristina Hayes

mbenson3 said...

Hi,
I too am a teacher and I am doing a student requested lesson on graffiti. I love the youtube video and would love to show it in class. Is there anyway I could get a copy of it? I am interested in seeing your ppt, I have made my own, but there is still so much to know.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,
Kristina Hayes

mbenson3 said...

Hi,
I too am a teacher and I am doing a student requested lesson on graffiti. I love the youtube video and would love to show it in class. Is there anyway I could get a copy of it? I am interested in seeing your ppt, I have made my own, but there is still so much to know.

Thanks for any help or suggestions,
Kristina Hayes