Welcome to my Blog

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN BLOGS OF INTEREST

http://ideas.blogs.com/lo/
This site was insightful for me as it addresses teaching in
higher education using the constructive approach in online learning. This is something I would like to focus on
and found the information at this site to be very informative and targeted to
my needs. It is a professional goal to
design meaningful online courses that focuses on the needs of the learner. This site provides the designer with ideas
and theoretical references toward use of constructivism in the distance
learning environment. It also includes
information on how teachers need to accept the need for continuing professional
education in teaching and keeping current with technology use in their current
courses.
http://www.iddblog.org/
This is a blog site dedicated to instructional design and it
addresses the use of social media in teaching.
I have often avoided the use of social media when teaching because of
the policies and procedures of the institutions I have worked in as a
teacher. After attending a recent
conference I realize that social media works in assisting most younger students
to learn and teachers need to acquaint themselves with this media and its
promise of productivity.
http://theelearningcoach.com/
This site coaches teachers in the availability of different
types of media (such as telephone apps) for e learning. I have obtained many new ideas from this site
and have learned that I harbored biases and misconceptions regarding use of
social media sites. My phobia developed
into genuine interest and allowed me to become more open-minded regarding use
of public learning apps.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Starting Up

This is my first attempt at blogging.  Interesting!  Bear with me as I post.  I do not even go onto Facebook nor do I Twitter.  So this should be a valuable experience for me.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog by the way :) Luv the color scheme.

    ReplyDelete