Kimberly Cicora

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Online Persona | Origin: EL108 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

In general, online courses are going to take more time outside of a traditional classroom. Students need to understand that upfront. During our continuous learning plan this last quarter we had time...

Course Revision and Improvement | Origin: EL103 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

Multiple forms of assessing the effectiveness of a course are necessary to revise and close the loop in virtual instruction.   

Assessment Plan | Origin: EL103 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

I love using rubrics, I just don't use them as often as I would like. They take the ambiguity of grading away and create a more specific and competency referenced score. Feedback is an important...

Instructional Delivery | Origin: EL103 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

My key takeaways are to create a syllabus that is easy to access over and over as well as to integrate scaffolding techniques. I had never heard scaffolding addressed in this sense, but it does make...

Authoring | Origin: EL103 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

Simplicity in module design is key when creating the module set up. When designing the module it is important to consider the ease of use for both students and parents. Appearance also matters. Keep...

Managing the E-Learning Environment | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

It is definitely going to be important to know and make students aware of the district and building policy as far as computer usage, online behavior, and academic integrity. They need to be aware of...

Engaging Learners | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

This section has definitely clarified different types of discussions for me. I am new to teaching in a virtual environment as we were thrust into it with a week's notice. I am definitely going to be...

Projecting Your Presence | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

Building relationships looks different in a virtual model. Just because it looks different doesn't mean it does not matter or is not important. We have to be even more intentional about building...

Course Delivery | Origin: EL102 | New comment by Kimberly Cicora

To make the most of a virtual learning environment, I need to make sure that I am using a consistent structure in my course. I cannot control what other educators do, but I can make sure that my...