"Community building is very important in my courses - I use asynchronous chats, peer badging of assignments (as different from my grading), meeting in virtual reality (as avatars - for community building), and sharing of certain types of assignments…"
"Students do bring important perspectives - and if the discussion questions is looking for meaningful insights or sharing, I think students voices should be honored and respected. I find that students will respond in a rich way when they are…"
"My students are generally a little "older" (I am at Empire State College) so they have maturity but I do see how infrequently faculty will trust students to do their own thinking online. The model for discussion boards is…"
I have been working (struggling) in virtual reality for seven years now - from Second Life to the open-source movement (less expensive but more groundwork must be done). It has been thrilling to be able to create ways for students from around the world to share ideas and experiences together. But when you can create the world, the story line, the "content," the assessment and even the rules of behavior, you have some complex and interesting tasks. I'd like to start by hearing who has…See More
"Eileen! Welcome to the COTE Community! Please be sure to set your email preferences and check the new member guide, community guidelines and FAQs. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the site. I will look forward to learning…"
I am a faculty member at Empire State College in science education and technology education (the Masters of Arts in Teaching & the Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technology). My interest is in looking at 21st century ways to communicate and teach.
online teaching, online learning, blended learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
Empire State College
fully online, blended (seat time is reduced), web-enhanced
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I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here : ) I hope you will add a photo or avatar to your profile when you can and introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love it if you would share more about your experiences and interests. Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.