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Social Networking

I found that by incorporating social networking techniques and using Blogs are a helpful tool to use with students. They allow for student engagement in the course material, as well as promoting a deeper discussion of ideas and problems.

I love the idea of incorporating virtual reality simulations in online classrooms. It involves a lot of activities simultaneously and provides for continuous assessments. I would need more help in incorporating this in the classroom.

Next steps Action Plan

After reviewing the quest content, I will be looking at in viewing the impact of discussion questions. I will be adding depth and information to the classes that I teach. Additionally, I will be looking for Interactive reinforcement material to present via announcement or weekly discussion. I will be providing additional materials based on what I see as the needs of the group as we develop the outcomes for a class. I will attempt to see what arrangements for a synchronous meeting for a classroom. These will be my initial steps before review and reassessment. 


Blog update for English 240

While the level of course that I normally teach does not include quizzes although this used to be part of something called Toolwire., I find that asking questions and getting participation in the discussion area serves a similar function. For English 240 I do not have required testing. But there is always feedback and the stressing and discussion questions that this is leading to expectations and goals of a paper that we do.

Very Enlightening!

This module was scary and very enlightening. I did not realize that both the school and instructors can be sued regarding copyright material.

There is so much involved when it comes to copyrights.

Everyone involved in education should take this class.


Best Practice

I allow the students to debate a topic. I assign half the class the pro aspect and half the class the con aspect of whatever topic I choose. Though they do not agree with the aspect they are assigned, the discussion is very lively and allows the students to see another perspective.


My action plan is to use the information I learned to apply in my online classroom.  It is important to incorporate the use of technology in the online environemnt.

Action Plan

This course helps tremendously for barriers that may arise in online learning and teaching.

Action Plan

I feel this course had a lot of relevant information for online communication.  It is very helpful in reminding me to read everything I write before I post or send it.  It also helps when one is looking to implement a policy at their institution.


Granting Additional points how to show fairness and integrity in the process

I try to think of new and innovative ways to motivate my online students. Giving extra credit, having some additional course work, optional vs mandatory. My dilemma is that some students may feel it is unfair and subjective. Any hints on how to show consistency and fairness when granting additional points?

Incorporating a lecturer


I normally do not incorporate hyperlinks in my course content. After completing this learning activity it seems like it would be a very good option form my students to retrieve their supplementary reading materials instead of uploading them in the Doc Sharing blog.  I also love the fact that I can have a guest lecturer in the course by circulating a print-based version of what the lecturer would have said. The best part is that I can have the student email their questions to the guest. I love that idea.

Cassandre Milien, MSN

Online Learning

Very helpful in regards to developing new and reviewing current programs.


I am in the process of using the information reviewed in this course to design my first course.  I am working on my analysis and the design document to ensure that I truly follow the ADDIE model to be successful in achieving my objectives. 

Design & Developing Online Courses

Today I spent the morning at my home learning about how to design and developn online courses through this MaxKnowledge course provided to me by my employer, Brighton College. This course has given me the sound and structural foundation for distant learning as an online instructor in higher education. I learned about six principle media strategies and what Instructional System Design does for designing an online course. This experience will add to my toolbox of becoming a stronger online instructor for Brighton College. I look forward to taking more of these online courses through MaxKnowledge. 


After taking this course I realised that eLearning has high quality content which has polished design and can easily be navigated, since this has high quality content, the learners has to be of higher standards to grasp the knowledge.The Instructor has to be relevant in delivery of the content and exploration is the key for learners engagement.

On-line classes

I took this course to see what was the best practice wisdom for jumping in to this process. It will depend upon the institution to decide whether it wants to delve into this arena, or continue to be an in-person only organization.

Course in desperate need of an update.

This course discusses CD-ROMS as appropriate technology. When is the last time anyone used a CD-ROM? Please update the course to make it relevant for 2018 and beyond.

Technology is a tool and not a Process

We need to look at technology as a tool and not as a process. Technology allow us to process our teaching in a way that is very effective, and create a channal of communication between the teacher and the students. Technology let us to overcome time limitation and open the door for more interactive learning and scholarly processing the best parctices in educating our students.


Different forms of learning

During this training, I have found answers to many questions during my life as a teacher. One of them is why many students being brilliant in class discussion of a problem applied to real life, were not able to have good results in traditional exams. The answer is here: not everyone has the same way of expressing what they have learned during class.
Now I feel better prepared for a blended course.


As a somewhat new instructor to online education, I found the EL101 course to be an important tool for learning what not only goes into the design of a course but how it should be effective. I have spent over 20 teaching in the traditional classroom and to be able to see behind the scenes reaffirms my beliefs in the success of online education. It also opens my eyes as I look toward the future in possibly designing online courses.