“Because technology is dynamic, our understanding of the most effective and responsive means to connect with students must be as dynamic. Ongoing professional development, then, is a central component to effective online teaching.”- @One
Learning with peers in a collaborative setting built on trust, respect and openness allows for new ideas to percolate around teaching methods and course design. The challenges that stump online instructors from time to time are given an audience in an online learning community where suggestions and appreciativeness are on display. Being a student with the Online Network of Educators (@One) led me through a learning experience where I could test my ideas, give feedback to others, acknowledge my shortcomings (and learn from them), and develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network) amongst likeminded educators.This journey will be ongoing because whatever I continue to learn and master will eventually help my students succeed.
And that’s what it’s all about.
During the 2018-2019 academic year, I took the following four classes from @One. These courses comprise the Certificate in Online Teaching Principles.
Each of the classes is paired with one of the Principles for Quality OnlineTeaching advocated by @One. This section of my website is my capstone project to receive the Certificate.
|1||Online Presence||Humanizing Online Teaching & Learning|
|2||Equity Minded||Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning|
|3||Dynamic Teaching||Dynamic Online Teaching|
|4||Digital Citizenship||Digital Citizenship|
|5||Lifelong Learning||Not a class, but a principle to address in your capstone.|
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