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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stop that Playin'

 You can see that I've been playing quite a bit this week.  But I had to get serious.  I had already read my chapter for the EDIT class that I'm taking and had been mulling it over for the past few weeks.  I sat down with "it" (Chapter 8 of the text) Friday afternoon- worked 'til late (very late) and then started again on Saturday.  Here I am again on Sunday afternoon.  At least I posted it and am now reflecting.  I have decided that it requires much more work to "put together" a unit (al beit a one week unit) for an online course than a face-to-face course. Everything must be complete, proofread,  potential problems recognized and dealt with, and the list goes on and on.  With a face-to-face, problems do occur swiftly and painfully.  You must be a quick problem solver as those "innocent" faces are staring at you. But that is the difference- you are there at the moment.  Online- you aren't there.  You check the online class when you can or when you have set that time.  What if someone has a question 5 minutes after you have logged out for the day?  The student will have to take a risk or be behind for the day.  Ther is much more responsibility for the clarity of the assignment.

Well, lets see how I did.  I'll check in each day some time between 6:30 and 9:00.  Hope all goes well with my students.


  1. I am really enjoying your lesson. I thought it was very clever of you to incorporate last weeks assessment into your exam. I thought linking the assignments helped build a connection between the chapters. Excellent Work!!

  2. Creating an online lesson or class can be very time consuming. I have started pondering over what I will develop for my chapter and have not made a complete decision. I have the last chapter (11) and feel somewhat pressured because evevryone else has done such a great job. Teaching is not forte; I work more in the background keeping the technology running for those who teach.

  3. I found it time consuming and challenging as well. I remember after I posted my presentation I just held my breath in hopes I was clear with everything. I had a nightmare that I would open up my "Questions" box and the entire thing would be filled with questions. =)

  4. I did enjoy your lesson although I did found it time consuming.Ii felt that it was a great idea to allow us to use the PP that we had previously created and everyone got to see the others. That was a good way for us to get to know each other.