Teaching with Technology Blog Online Learning Resources & Professional Development

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August 7, 2017

Teaching with Technology Blog

Online Learning Resources & Professional Development

Five on line learning resources that are available are:

  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning Studio
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Tutoring and Peer Mentoring
  • Library Center

 

The resources that I am comfortable using out of the five are: Blackboard Learning, and Library Center. I use both frequently in the graduate program.  There are other programs not listed that I am comfortable with. Such as google, YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, and I am learning how to blog. The other programs I am not familiar with. The do not look very hard but may take some time to learn.

Professionals Development opportunities are numerous including:

  • On Demand IT Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Foster Development Between Alumni and Community
  • On Line Degree Programs
  • On Line Video Resources Library for Development
  • Message Boards
  • Mentoring Boards
  • Pod Cast Boards
  • School of Counseling & Development
  • School of Education & Development
  • School of Law & Development
  • Millennials and Technology Development

These Resources Could Improve Professional Practice By-

  1. Offering additional development opportunities
  2. Allowing for additional degrees
  3. Allowing for tech training
  4. Allowing for pod casting
  5. Allowing for access and learning to use mentoring boards, messaging boards.
  6. The use of video resources and on-line libraries
  7. Allowing for sharing

 

One Method to Increase On-Line Learning

One method to improve on-line learning would be to have increased interaction with students. Most professors have weekly contact with students in the online programs but there is research showing that students perform better when they have more contact with their professors and their cohort. Using “Teaching and social presence have been shown to improve student retention by helping to lessen feelings of isolation that can come with enrollment in online courses” (Clark, Strudler, & Grove, 2015). I am considering research regarding how to use twitter video, and facetime to stay connected in on-line classroom settings.

 

Clark, C., Strudler, N., & Grove, K. (2015). Comparing Asynchronous and Synchronous Video vs. Text Based Discussions in an Online Teacher Education Course. Online Learning19 (3), 48-69.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Teaching with Technology Blog Online Learning Resources & Professional Development

  1. Allison,
    You have identified a range of professional opportunities, much of which seem quite formal. One of the more informal resources you noted was message boards. There are many around the ‘web that can provide help and guidance and I wanted to highlight one destination in particular. Reddit is a popular place for people to post about all sorts of things, and two subreddits, AdultEducation and Highereducation, could be useful when you have a question or want to hear from others in higher education.

    References
    AdultEducation. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/AdultEducation/
    Highereducation. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.reddit.com/r/highereducation/

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    1. Natalie, Thank you for sharing. I have heard of some of these sights. Highereducation, and Reddit are some I am more familiar with. There are so many today and it seems to be growing it is nice to have resources to share with colleagues. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Allison,
    Great job with your blog! Like you, I am not comfortable using You Tube, Twitter, Google Docs, and Gmail. It is so much information to learn as technology will keep on growing. Thanks for providing so many professional development opportunities to expand on.

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