Christopher Brown

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Fundamentals of Asynchronous Labs | Origin: EL116 | New comment by Christopher Brown

Asynchronous labs are some of the more difficult concepts that I have had to get around. I was so used to being with them and answering a question as it arose. Also, when I am looking at the same...

The Basics of Laboratory Design | Origin: EL116 | New comment by Christopher Brown

Having sessions for testing and progress checks is important. I like to have sessions where we are going over the more real-world examples. They can then see how this all relates to what they are...

Shifts and Changes in the Education World | Origin: EL116 | New comment by Christopher Brown

One of the most difficult things has been making projects and interesting material for the trade courses. For the IT courses, it is easier. We have Packet Tracer and other tools to simulate the...

Synchronous versus Asynchronous e-Learning | Origin: EL116 | New comment by Christopher Brown

I know that asynchronous learning can be difficult for some students who need the structure of the classroom, but just because you are asynchronous doesn't mean that you can't set up a class and...

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Christopher Brown

The biggest thing that I have learned just by doing the instruction is that the online learner needs to be more engaged. When you're in the dedicated classroom, it is easier to have their attention...

Online Communication Strategies | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Christopher Brown

I am not a fan of the sharing of personal experiences and self-disclosure when it gets out of hand. It can be used effectively to show how you are an expert in your field, but if the sharing gets...

The Role of Technology | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Christopher Brown

I like the idea of using multiple sources. In fact, the adaptive technology section mentions using their responses to adjust the questions. I like to offer students multiple avenues for finding...

Understanding Online Learning | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Christopher Brown

I have always liked the idea of the blended/hybrid programs. They were beneficial for me when I couldn't attend the traditional school because of work, family, and so on. So I am used to this...

Linking Relationships to Retention | Origin: EL201 | New comment by Christopher Brown

I think my new favorite quote, and the thing that will stick with me the most is: "Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence" –...

Engaging Online Learners | Origin: EL141 | New comment by Christopher Brown

Oddly enough, the biggest thing that I took from this has already been discussed in other trainings. It is all about making sure that the students know that you are a real person, not a bot, and that...