Category: ONID

  • Companion Piece

    My “Author’s Notes” are legion to the How I Teach post. They warrant their own post. 1. I have used portions of my research proposal for ED603 to jump start my response to this assignment. 2. Why I teach is far different than “How I Teach” I make a salary that cannot cover my expenses as…

  • How I Teach?

    Teaching and learning are completely integral but my arguments may be clearer by tackling one at a time. How I Teach I used to sit firmly in the situated learning camp. Then I began to tilt; I still lean heavily toward the constructivist approach–what I think situated learning evolved into–but I feel that it is essential…

  • Developing a Unit’s Curriculum Plan

    This post to serve as Weekly Writing #8 (Unit 5 Week 1) In order to summarize–and reflect in a purpose-driven manner–on my curriculum plan it was essential to spend time doing the reading, writing up notes, drinking tea and thinking. I had a hard time focusing on how I might respond to the weekly writing…

  • Quizlet: Great for teachers and students

    My Tool Review is going to seem a bit graphic heavy, but that’s to show you the interface of a pretty cool tool: Quizlet. During the course of my independent learning for Online Pedagogy, I’ve had the opportunity to peruse materials posted by students from the spring semester course. I enjoyed their write-ups of different…

  • Unit 4 Concept Map

    https://mm.tt/439491301?t=ZDuWyXoNjb Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: CITS 222 Designing for a client on Mind Mapping – MindMeister. I’ve thought (for the last two semesters) that jQuery was just too advanced. Asking a student to download a library–minified or not–and then to upload that library, link to it,…

  • Lesson Plan

    First draft (notes to the student): Read it, practice it. Experience sites. Evaluate YOUR likes and dislikes. Learn the basics of html and css. Figure out how to upload to a server. Once you’ve done MOST of those things you will create a page for a client. *WHEW* Not all of the items shown below…

  • An Even Twistier Path – Replacing the Text

    Originally posted 7/25/2014 Weekly Writing for Online Pedagogy I’m stealing the fifth article review to go over an Open Source text resource: Flatworld. I have a new instructor who is not tied to the existing syllabus or old, very expensive, textbook that has been in use for this course. We’ve looked at a variety of…

  • You Can’t Go Home Again

    Originally posted 5/29/2014 You can look on something anew, but it would not be with the eyes of a child. You can try to put yourself in someone’s shoes, but ultimately when it comes to a teacher being taught, I’d say it depends on how long she’s been teaching. I agree with Benander, “taking a…

  • Visualize Your Assessments

    Originally posted 6/24/2014 This week I’m thinking along the lines of how to merge a few items I’ve read and distill them in such a way as to share them with a rather larger audience: the Teaching Tips readership. I’ve been brainstorming a few ideas. It lead me to the concept of a mind map…

  • Learner Centered Assessment

    First posted 6/22 This post to serve as article review number one for Online Pedagogy. In the Use of Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities, Webb describes a utopia where instructors have given (through learner-centered assessment) “ a mechanism for prompt feedback to students, fosters collaboration with peers and faculty; and results in increased student-faculty contact.”  (Webb, 2012, p…

  • Saving the World with Indigenous Pedagogy

    Originally posted 6/12/2014 This post to serve as article review number two for Online Pedagogy. As one of the five article reviews for my Online Pedagogy course I submit the following: Marissa Carl Acosta posted to Google+ about this text. I saw it and immediately wanted to read parts of it. Grabbing a random chapter, I dove in.…

  • Go Back to Your Happy Place

    Originally posted 6/10/2014 As an instructional designer I help faculty with their courses. The faculty member is the content expert; I’m a support person. I want to help them make the course easy to navigate, engaging to the student–learning can be fun–and, whenever possible, inspire or remind the teacher why he or she loves doing…