Jeff Wester

Jeff Wester

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Even though I taught online last quarter, I would not consider that experience to be a good model.  I am hoping to create a dynamic larning environment for my students this fall even though I know my preference is to be live in the classroom with them.

The comparitive diagrams on Aspect A and Aspect B Assessing of Learning were new to me.  When i am conducting assessments, I can compare my methods to both aspects to determine which they align to. 

The three "C's" for group or pair work:  Collaboration, cooperation, compromise.

Though it was a lot to digest in one place, I appreciated the table comparing the 4 different models for identifying learning types.  Often only one model gets attention.  I think it's good to use what is helpful from each of them.

I had not seen that particular diagram depicting a dynamic learning environment.  Even though I still occasionally revert to a linear method, I usually come back to a dynamic model for most learning experiences and activities.

There were a lot of components to digital communication I was not formally aware of, such as the ARCS stuff and the sequence response method.  I will probably incorporate a lot more dissecting to the electronic communications I craft in the upcoming semester.

I did not know about the components of response sequence or ARCS based communication.

I learned the definition of "social presence" -- the degree to which students perceive an online voice as a human personality.

I did not know that student plagiarism has been identified according to 10 different categories.

I learned about the 3 stages involved in establishing and retaining connection with students.

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