This week’s module had clear information on how quickly online learning is progressing. I read about the pros and cons of what online learning provides and creates. Online learning is an exciting resource to have in the classroom because it expands teaching time since each student can interact with the resources online rather than being limited to one teacher for an entire classroom of students. However, online learning still has many challenges that need to be overcome for it to be an effective learning tool in the classroom. The lack of face-to-face time does impact the depth of student learning and work still needs to be done on online assessments of student understanding.
It is clear that online learning will continue to have more of an impact in education. It is exciting how online learning expands the walls of education and makes learning more accessible. The question is then, how can quality still be maintained with online learning? I think that this is something that we will continue to explore as educators because there is still so much room for education to grow in this area. The tools are being made available and we just need to figure out the best way to use them. I am going to start by using Jing (http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html) to create a video of my computer screen for my Video Production Class. If this resource works well, it would be so helpful to have a step-by-step video for students to refer to rather than me answering the same question over and over again. There are still a few items that are unclear for the MOCP mainly because I do not see the structure for it yet. Are we supposed to make the project fit our diverse situations in our classrooms or is there a structure that we should instead follow to make sure that it will be assessed correctly for Networking and Telecommunications class? I am trying to figure out how to start on this project, but I don’t want to work ahead and then realize that I went in the wrong direction. I guess I need further clarity on the gray areas that have yet to be discussed about this assignment.