Actually, where do I begin ….surprisingly not necessarily with the technology!
Consider what it is you want to do, then consider how the technology can accommodate your teaching desires.
Create a map of your map (that is, your syllabus).
Determine what elements must be delivered f2f and what can be done equally well or better online. At the same time imagine what you could do online that can’t be done with a “traditional” delivery method.
Location, Location, Location
Spend some time thinking about how you will visually organize the course/assignment/task. What makes sense—not so much to you (it’s really not all about you)—but to your users?
“Teaching as protected activity”
Still Getting Started
Create a map of what will happen when students go online.
Here is an example of what students might do to complete peer critiques.
Enter WebCT Click on Discussions Find and click on group Locate thread entitled “ Peer Critique 1” Read directions
Shhh, Students are Still Working Post draft Wait until all drafts are posted, then download group members’ drafts from discussions Download peer critique questions from “ week 6 assignments” Complete peer critique by typing in answers to questions and inserting comments Go back to discussions and upload the peer critiqued drafts
If All You Have Is a Hammer…
Some technology you might consider:
Annotation/book marking tools
Tracking/Commenting/Formatting tools in Word
That Little Voice Inside Your Head Should Be Saying….
Don’t get frustrated. It might not work the first time, but don’t give up.
Help your students not to get frustrated.
Help each other. Collaboration is one of the best ways to learn.
Who can I call for help when I don’t know which way to go?