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Having come to the end of these 3 courses, the main way my thinking has changed is in realizing that teaching an online course is not as simple as just transferring the content and teaching style associated with a face-to-face course. On-line teaching, and specifically, building a Community of Inquiry requires a completely different teaching …
I did indeed engage in each of the phases of critical inquiry. I don’t know that I resolved any specific problems but I have definitely evolved in my thinking about on-line teaching. Learning about the Community of Inquiry and the different phases of critical inquiry created a different perspective (much more in-depth) for me to …
For this post, I interviewed the instructor who was assigned to me as my senior on-line faculty member. She has taught on-line continuous courses for a number of years and was kind enough to offer her perspective. I asked her the following questions: What strategies do you use to promote community and connection in a …
Upon reflection, I’m quite surprised that I went through the critical inquiry process. This course instigated the triggering event by having me elicit my background knowledge and past experiences. This was my buy-in. The exploration phase occurred when new definitions, terms, and even technological problems were experienced. These problems pushed me out of my […]
I definitely learned a lot of lessons from this course! First, facilitating the social-emotional aspects of students within an eLearning environment is crucial. It contributes to a sense of community and can promote online interactions. Additionally, strategically designing assignments and crafting well thought out questions can foster a sense of inquiry, organization, and open communication. […]