Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"Wading into Online Teaching” FREE 2pm ET 11/11. Good reminder 90 people “waded into” TLT Roundtable 11/11/94 in DC!

Join FridayLive! 11/11 2pm ET Free Online "Wading into On-Line Teaching"

"Trying to convert a successful face-to-face class into a successful on-line class by paying attention to the research and embracing mistakes" with Jennifer McCrickerd, Drake U.  More info, resources - homebase Web page for FrLv 11/11  

A discussion of the fear and trembling frequently associated with starting something new and ways to think about new ventures that can decrease the anxiety and increase enthusiasm.  Using the decision to teach an on-line class in an upcoming term as an example of moving out of one’s comfort zone, the presenter will discuss how she is using her knowledge of learning theory and experience teaching face-to-face classes to think about teaching on-line and how she is using her understanding of students’ vulnerability in the classroom to address her own insecurities about moving out of the classroom.  Participants can expect some ideas about how to deal with related issues in their own teaching and also to share their own experiences and insights to help others.

How could colleges and universities be more hospitable to failure?  Especially under current conditions of increasing workload and tenure/promotion pressures?  Especially when many faculty members are feeling pressed to make a transition from mostly face-to-face courses toward mostly online courses?

See also TLT-SWG posting ""Why I No Longer Teach Online" Bunge article, Chronicle Hi Ed; Candid, Potentially Misleading, Potentially Helpful"  

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