Thursday, November 20, 2008

Expanding Upon the Wongs' Unit D

November 21-24

As with previous on-line discussion board topics, post both a comment of your own and a reply to someone else's by the due date (see the course schedule). Follow the instructions that follow.

For Your Comment
First, read what is assigned to you below:
  • students with last names beginning with A-H -- read this on curriculum mapping
  • students with last names beginning with I-P -- read this on inquiry-based learning
  • students with last names beginning with Q-Z -- read this on mastery learning
Then, post your thoughts as triggered by the reading. Your comment should reflect your engagement both with the reading assigned to you (above) and with your reading of Unit D from the Wongs' book. (How does your assigned reading relate to something[s] addressed by the Wongs?)

For Your Reply to Someone Else's Comment
Choose a classmate who read something that you did not and respond to his/her posted comment, reacting to or expanding upon his/her ideas and explaining connections or realizations that occur to you as a result. Your response should reflect your engagement with your classmate's ideas. (However, you do not have to read what he/she did in order to react to his/her comment . . . unless you want to, that is.)

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your questions and comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments. To reply in response to someone else's comment or question, please specify that person in whatever comment you post in response (e.g., "Shannon, I wonder if the Wongs would agree with you when you write ___").

NOTE: The commenting feature will be disabled at 12:00 P.M., Monday, November 24; you will not be able to post a comment after that time. In order both to post your own comment and to comment on someone else's, you will need to tend to this assignment in advance of this deadline.

ITV (Section 2)

November 17-21

In light of this week's presentations on teaching via interactive TV (IVN or videoconferencing), post here a comment in which you share your reactions. Here are some options:

  • In the future if you are assigned to teach a course via interactive TV, what will you be sure to do? What will be challenges that you will keep in mind? How will you best utilize the ITV format to instruct your students?
  • In the future what uses besides teaching a course might you find for using interactive TV? What might it enable you to do that you couldn't (or that would be more difficult) without it? (Think of presentations that you might want to give, or teaching workshops that you might want to attend, etc.)
  • Think of your experience this week from a student's perspective. With that in mind, what would you be sure to do for your own students in the future if teaching them via interactive TV? What worked for you that would work for them? What didn't work for you that you would do differently for them?

If somebody before you has already posted a comment on the topic that you were hoping to write about, you still may do so yourself--simply also mention that person's comment when writing your own, and expand upon it when writing your own comment (e.g., "I totally agree with Darcy's comment about ___, and I have another idea for how to ___").

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments; I can't give you credit if I don't know who you are when I read your comments!

NOTE: The commenting feature will be disabled 12:00 P.M., Friday, November 21; you will not be able to post a comment after that time.

ITV (Section 1)

November 17-21

In light of this week's presentations on teaching via interactive TV (IVN or videoconferencing), post here a comment in which you share your reactions. Here are some options:
  • In the future if you are assigned to teach a course via interactive TV, what will you be sure to do? What will be challenges that you will keep in mind? How will you best utilize the ITV format to instruct your students?
  • In the future what uses besides teaching a course might you find for using interactive TV? What might it enable you to do that you couldn't (or that would be more difficult) without it? (Think of presentations that you might want to give, or teaching workshops that you might want to attend, etc.)
  • Think of your experience this week from a student's perspective. With that in mind, what would you be sure to do for your own students in the future if teaching them via interactive TV? What worked for you that would work for them? What didn't work for you that you would do differently for them?

If somebody before you has already posted a comment on the topic that you were hoping to write about, you still may do so yourself--simply also mention that person's comment when writing your own, and expand upon it when writing your own comment (e.g., "I totally agree with Darcy's comment about ___, and I have another idea for how to ___").

See the right sidebar of this blog for instructions on posting your comments. Pay special attention to how to make your name appear with your comments; I can't give you credit if I don't know who you are when I read your comments!

NOTE: The commenting feature will be disabled 12:00 P.M., Friday, November 21; you will not be able to post a comment after that time.