Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

online learner engagement

I have posted my final presentation on You tube. This is my first video presentation and I would like to apologize if you have difficulty with the focus. See presentation and e-handouts below: Enjoy!

Video Presentation Online Learner Engagement:
E-Handout and PowerPoint Presentation:

Online Learner Engagment video presentation & e-handouts


Video Presentation Online Learner Engagement:

E-Handout and PowerPoint Presentation:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

static and dynamic mind map

I have posted my mind map at the following Link; I have not been able to embed my graphics in my blog yet.

I understand the differences in static and dynamic technologies and media. My mind map is the view I have. I tried some mind mapping software to create my map, however the ones I tried did not work out.
The manner in which computer technology and media are evolving the connection between static and dynamic technologies can get pretty blurry. The two technologies and media continues to grow by collaborating and sharing data. The user should be able to correlate the data at the various sites to increase their ability to obtain information that will enable them to disseminate and construct knowledge. I have not taught any online courses, however I would like to believe when I do my leaning would be closer to the dynamic side of technologies. The reason I say this is because I feel any technology or media used for knowledge acquisition is good. The dynamic side of the continuum appears to be more convenient and user friendly.


Anderson, T. (2004). The Theory and Practice of Online Learning; AU Press, Athabasca University.
Downes, S. (2008). Applications of Social and Collaborative Technologies in Education; retrieved from, on 7/29/09.
Moller, L. (2008). Static and Dynamic Technologies; Laureate Education Inc.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Graphic Organizer

My post for this week is on slideshare at the following web-site; 7/21/09

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Community Participation

All students should be aware of the guidelines given by the instructor for participation in the community (Palloff & Pratt, 2007). The instructor should also stepin and inform students if their participation begin to wane (Palloff & Pratt, 2005). Other students should encourage the student that seems to be reluctant to participate in the community by asking the reluctant participant questions on the topic to encourage them to answer. Talking about other subjects besides the topic at hand can motivate participation.
Members of the community can assess each participant. Grading rubrics should be included in the course. Self-reflection should be part of the assessment. The instructor can also assess students on their skills and knowledge. Some students may have advanced skills and may not display the growth of students that are not as advanced and this should be taken into consideration when grading the student (Siemens, 2008). " Students need a road map not only to guide the activity, but also to know how that activity will be assessed and evaluated" (Palloff & Pratt, 2005).


Palloff, R. M. & Pratt, K. (2007). Building Online Learning Communities; Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Published by Jossey Bass

Palloff, R. M. & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating Online; Learning Together in Community; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Published by Jossey Bass

Palloff, R. M. & Pratt, K. (2005). The Role and Responsibility of the Learner in the Online Classroom, retrieved from; on 7/08/09.

Siemens, G. (2008). Assessement of Collaborative Learning; Laureate Education Video presentation