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Teaching Online

November 22, 2015

Having little experience with online learning previous to this class, I always thought that although there is more flexibility for studying and completing assignments within times that are convenient for the student, I was under the impression that students completing these classes would be feel isolated. Therefore, I chose to complete all of my PIDP courses in a class setting. Although this meant driving 45 minutes each way to classes, I enjoyed the social aspect of the face to face classes and thought that the interaction and discussions that evolved were essential to my learning. Having now experience online learning first hand, I realize that authentic interaction can be relevant within an online classroom/course and lead to augmentation of the student’s learning and understanding of the material.
As Brookfield recommends in his chapter “Teaching Online” in The Skillful Teacher, it is a valuable experience to attend at least one online course before presenting one yourself. It can be invaluable, allowing you to acknowledge what the online student feels and possibly eliminate some of the difficulties that might occur.

Brookfield, S., (2006). The Skillful Teacher: On Trust, Technique and Responsiveness in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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