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  • 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 […]

  • Elements of Educational Technology

    I found this assignment kept coming back to what each of the definition’s elements mean to me personally – very much related to what I do every day as an instructional designer, but slightly different if I put on my hats as an online teacher or as an instructional strategist. It also confirmed my belief […]

  • Will It Blend? Final Reflections -Edtech 522

    In this final class post, we were asked to blog about a significant learning experience from the semester. I have to say I was fairly surprised by the specific needs of creating and implementing a hybrid or blended course.  Call it ignorance if you wish, but I think it was more about my orientation to […]

  • Thoughts on Designing a Lesson

    For the past 3 three weeks we’ve been busy creating sample lessons in a preferred LMS and I have to say it was more time consuming than I had planned. I wanted to start developing a couple of courses that I’ve been bouncing around in the idea stage for quite a while, so I picked […]

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    Why Have a Social Media Policy?

    I knew this was coming. An assignment to create a social media policy. I’ve danced around this topic before – not in a grad class but when I worked in a marketing and communications department not so long ago. And the topic has followed me to my new position as an instructional designer. Why should […]

  • Final Reflection on Learning – Edtech 501

    This is a final post for EDTECH 501 and a reflection on what I’ve learned in this course. There were a few challenges in this course. One was feeling “out of sequence” since I had finished a certificate for online learning in May and then decided to continue on with the full M.E.T. While it […]