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  • Evaluation of Technology Use – Edtech 501

    Evaluation of Technology Use This week I had the chance to evaluate the technology maturity of my institution using the Technology Maturity Benchmarks. We looked at the use of technology through several different filters and rated aspects of behaviors and resources for each category. I tried not to be biased in my evaluation of each […]

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    A Digital Footprint Strategy

    This week in class we were asked to consider the state of our digital presence and develop ideas and plans that we could implement to improve or expand our digital footprint. There are many things to consider when thinking about crafting an online presence and it gets more complicated if you are hoping to be active […]

  • Group Work Blues Confessions of a Loner

    I have to say that the biggest gap in my strategies for online teaching is in the success of group activities. Both of our texts in EdTech 522 spend a serious amount of time talking about how to structure and facilitate small groups in online courses. But I confess that because I’m not a huge […]

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    EdTech 543 – Becoming the Social Animal

    It’s week 1 of EdTech 543 and we are in the middle of a Facebook, Twitter, and Diigo extravaganza! And I decided to rebuild my blog for this course and use this space as my framework for the final portfolio coming up in Spring 2016. Oh yes, plenty of time to put all that together […]

  • Designing Effective Online Courses

    According to Dawley (2007) effective online courses contain well planned interactions, feedback, relevant content and promote self-directed learning for the students.   In my mind, the key to designing well is planning well. In a fundamental way, the process starts out looking similar to what I would do for a traditional face-to-face course. Starting with […]