Lakeisha  Sanders-Woods

Lakeisha Sanders-Woods

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One of the main takeaways for me are the: "Key elements of active learning are reading, reflective writing, displaying, and doing." 

In this section I learned various active learning techniques for example, an instructor can make a short video as a case study for a particular problem or issue.

I learned more details pertaining to the core elements of active learning. "The core elements of active learning activities are that students must read, write, discuss, reflect or be engaged in problem solving. There is an abundance of innovative strategies which can work in small and large group projects or individual activities."

Understanding the various types of technology assessment tools are important.  I learned about the categories they fall into:

Knowledge-based AssessmentSuch as Online Quizzes and Tests
Performance-based AssessmentSuch as Virtual Labs and Simulations
Portfolio-based AssessmentSuch as Digital Portfolios
Project-based AssessmentSuch as WebQuests

I found the additional resources extremely helpful. Some I was previously aware of but most were new to me. 

Human Body and Mind:

Virtual Autopsy University of Leicester:

Clinton Community College’s index of free resources:

Khan Academy: The Khan Academy is committed to providing a free world class education anytime, anywhere and has numerous resources for math and science education.

WizIQ: This site provides great educational tutorials as well as courses.

Giving timely, constructive feedback is crucial to the growth and success of the students. This assists with keeping the students engaged and on track. 

I found the additional ideas and tools discussed in the course very helpful.  I will be implementing these strategies: using wikis and blogs; using video interviews or video reflection; having students create music videos or songs reflecting on course materials; having students create online collages or infographics to reflect on learning; and allowing students to videotape their experiments and post online.

There are very clear characteristics needed for a student to be successful in an asynchronous learning environment. With the correct tools and support, instructors can meet the needs of the students. 

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