Before the course starts

1. test all links- e.g. the assessment link from Joanne was updated (see below)
2. send invite to students to be able to access before course date- check with IT?

Re: how much to include: Ted, you have me thinking about how much to ‘load up’ into the course. My tendency would be to start with less and build – ideally have students help build- the course. I am new to this as well, so will need to keep it manageable but intriguing and dynamic.


Ask students to do the VARK survey to identify learning style.


Evaluation (from Joanne)

A chart that matches Bloom’s to web 2.0,r:3,s:100,i:13&iact=rc&dur=1462&sig=113023295788949640162&page=6&tbnh=211&tbnw=155&ndsp=21&tx=61&ty=79 or just google or just google Anderson and Krathwohl (updated Bloom’s- lots of visuals)

Considering diversity: In the design of online learning environment it is not
only the diversity among people which is of utmost importance
it is also the diversity among available resources
and technologies, subject area, methods of assessment,
and capabilities of both faculty and students to handle
the technologies and their expectations from each other
and from the course (Bhattacharya and Jorgensen,

A list that could be used to guide the whole course (Sonnenschein, 1999):
• Provide meaningful and authentic learning experiences
that help learners apply course concepts and achieve
course objectives.
• Use strategies that consider the different learning
styles of students.
The teacher as the leader and designer of the learning
environment must possess and inculcate fundamentals of
embracing diversity (Sonnenschein, 1999) which include:
• Respect—for others, for differences, for ourselves.
• Tolerance—for ambiguities in language, style, behaviour.
• Flexibility—in situations that are new, difficult and
• Self-awareness—be sure you understand your reactions
and know what you bring to the diverse workplace
(learning environment).
• Empathy—to feel what someone different from you
might be feeling in new and strange surroundings.
• Patience—for change that can be slow, and diversity
situations that might be difficult.
• Humour—because when we lose our sense of humour,
we lose our sense of humanity, as well as perspectives
(p. 9).


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