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posts for the How to Teach Online MOOC

The importance of authenticity and commitment

This is my last reflective post for the ‘How to Teach Online’ MOOC (or TOMOOC to its many friends). You might not know it from my abysmal level of participation but I have valued being part of this cMOOC and … Continue reading

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Building rapport – when online can help face-to-face.

This week I’ve been thinking about building rapport in the context of blended learning where the learning technology (a VLE) plays a supporting role to a predominantly classroom based course. In hybrid learning the role of the VLE is often … Continue reading

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Am I a hybrid teacher?

What did I do this week? I was on holiday for most of this week so I didn’t do as much MOOC study as I could have. Notice I didn’t say should have. I┬átry to remember that the relationships between … Continue reading

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Blurring the boundaries of online teaching

Perry Samson of the University of Michigan gave a very lively and engaging presentation at ALT-C about LectureTools, the software he has developed with Echo360. The session was titled ‘Deconstructing the Large Lecture Environment Through Technology‘ and as Perry talked … Continue reading

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Excuses, excuses, but I’m on the right track…

I’m unexpectedly away at the ALT-C conference for a few days and also have 2 job interviews this week so it’s a rather intense time and not surprisingly my MOOC reading has suffered a bit. With only my mobile devices … Continue reading

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Feedback dialogue: can campus courses learn from online?

Rola Ajjawi from the University of Dundee presented a session at the ALT Conference this morning on ‘Building new cultures of learning: using technology to promote assessment and feedback dialogue‘ and there were several points from it that I wanted … Continue reading

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How to Teach Online (tomooc) Aloha Discussion

This is my first post for the How to Teach Online cMOOC. This is the second time I have signed up for a connectivist MOOC, but this time I have a better idea of what to expect and so my … Continue reading

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