This is a blog that I set up for another course, so I thought I’d just add to it rather than start anew.

I haven’t looked at it in a while, but since completing the course, I’ve also done an Instructional Skills Workshop online through Royal Roads University, where I was introduced to the vast number of tools to use with students.

My sense is that there are two things happening: an excitement and enthusiasm to play with tools a lot of the time, and a caution that much thought needs to precede the use of any tool. The main question I have is How does the tool support the learning? . I’m hoping to come across a template that demonstrates which tools have been used successfully in specific learning contexts. Maybe the TOOC Team can create one of these on Googledocs.

Another question is around the linking of email passwords to all google tools. I’m not so comfortable with that. What about you?


3 thoughts on “TOOC

  1. You raise some terrific questions. I too have had some fits and starts with blogging and am not completely comfortable with the loss of privacy. However, there is much to be gained for ourselves and our students. To that end, I really am enjoying this TOOC and am just going with the flow for the moment.

  2. Hello Emma…are we TOOCing together? I haven’t been keeping up with the tasks, actually…But I wanted to chime in and say that I never sign up for things using my Google or Facebook information. I like to keep things separate; does that make me old school in this digital world?

  3. Hi Sara,

    I don’t think that makes you old school. It’s nice to keep things separate sometimes–otherwise, we may feel like we are working or going to school ALL OF THE TIME!

    Have fun TOOCing!

    – Ryan

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