Heidi Allen

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WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Heidi Allen

Professional development is important so that the teacher can be a reflective practitioner, evaluating and adjusting to best improve student learning.

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Heidi Allen

It's really important to give private, weekly feedback to each learner regarding his or her grade.

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Heidi Allen

Planning ahead, managing administrative tasks, discipline, and keeping organized can help reduce the overworking for the teacher.

WLMS to Develop the Learning Environment | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Heidi Allen

Time management is important in order to be successful. Good organization is essential in order to prevent being overwhelmed.

Successful Online Learning Techniques | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Heidi Allen

There are a lot of pitfalls students might find, such as procrastinating, asuming the course will be easy, or underestimating the time needed to complete a course. By communicating with students, the...

Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Heidi Allen

There are a lot of different tecnological tools available for use. It's important to assess them to find the tools that will best work for the purpose.

Non-Technical Skills | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Heidi Allen

It's important to teach good digital citizenship practices. Good comunication skills are extremely important, both for the content and to build the relatonships with the learners.

Online Persona | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Heidi Allen

it's important that online learners are self-motivated and can manage their time well in order to succeed in the course. It's important to give a self-assessment at the beginning of the class to...

Measuring Good Communication | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Heidi Allen

I like the idea of using a rubric to assess the students' communication within the course. Different types of assigned posts can help students to feel a sense of community within the online classroom.

Helping Students Communicate Effectively Online | Origin: EL105 | New comment by Heidi Allen

I found the first part of this section to perpetuate several stereotypes. Students need several skills in order to be successful in an online class.