I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the 18th Annual TCC Online Conference. I presented “It Does Not Have to be a Headache! Professional Content Delivery Options in a Nutshell” this past Wednesday, and I was thrilled to have 25 participants join me for my session. The session was an opportunity for me to [...]
We were told to suggest a conference that was related to our work and where we thought we would be able to learn and enhance our understanding of the current and emerging trends in instructional technology. Without hesitation, we immediately looked at the EDUCAUSE site and saw that the annual conference was coming soon. This was the only conference that we put on our request list.
I really enjoy going to the annual CTC Retreat at UNC. This retreat is organized by the UNC Carolina Technology Consultants (http://ctc.unc.edu) and is a great opportunity to network with other IT professionals on campus and learn from their experiences. I have made a lot of great friends through the CTC listserv and even presented at two other CTC conferences in the past to share projects that I was working on.
This semester, I am taking a class on instructional strategies for distance education and we have been spending a great deal of time looking at ways to an engaging learning environment. Peer communication in an online learning environment is important for making the environment a successful one. I think that there are several components necessary [...]
Why instructors want to move online has many different reasons – some of which are legitimate and others flawed. Over the last 6 years, I have been in each of the main online learning environment roles – instructional designer, instructor and student, and have noticed some common trends between the courses that went well and those that did not go as well.