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The site that you are viewing has been created to serve two distinct purposes. Below you will find links that reflect my work in earning a certificate in e-learning and online teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Examples of my online teaching philosophy, the syllabus for a course in development, and links to documents that I've created aimed at collaboration and assessment in e-learning are the located here.  The right hand colum of this page contains links to activities and materials I created and used in teaching in my eighth grade classroom.

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Resume

My Blog

Each course in the sequence for earning the certificate in e-learning and teaching required the use of particular technologies and the development of documents that showed application and synthesis of the content. These links are arranged by course to reflect the relevant work in  each course that resulted in enhanced knowledge and the skills necessary to be a successful online instructor.

Work Related Links

Persuasive essay PowerPoint

Romeo and Juliet PowerPoint

Geometry

Balanced Literacy PowerPoint

Course Work

The E-Learning for Educators course provided a background in structures for online courses, both completely online and those blended with face-to-face settings. Additionally, a number of course management systems were explored and compared by features. Activities in the course included using a number of tools such free online surveys, rubrics, quizzes, blogs, and wikis.

E-Learning for Teachers Coursework

In the course Assessment in E-Learning, the role of assessment, be it performance-based, formative, or summative,in enhancing participation in an online course was explored. Best practices in grading and a variety of grading tools were studied. A number of assessment tools were evaluated and synthesized to meet the objectives in an online course. The issue of plagiarism and how to reduce it in an online course was also examined.

Assessment/Evaluation-Online Classrm-Blog

Online Assessment Final Exam

Instructional Design for E-Learning began with an in-depth study of the qualities of an online learner and then went to theories of adult learning and course design. Next the role of such structures as goals and objectives, orienting documents such as a syllabus and FAQs,  how to sequence, pace, scaffold, and chunk content in a course were examined. Rubrics and benchmarks were used to examine existing courses with the culminating activity of creating a design document for one unit of study.

Designing Online Courses

Young Adult Novel

The next course in the series, Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning, began by exploring social constructivism and adult learning theories. Next the factors that enhance facilitation were studied along with the types of interaction in an online course and the role of ice breakers in the first weeks of a course. Ample opportunities to practice facilitation were built into the course.

Collaboration

The final course in the series was  the E-Learning Practicum. In this course application of the skills of online pedagogy and the use of technologies was developed. I had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant in an online course entitled Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6 Traits with an experienced online educator as my mentor. Along with the practical experience, a professional development plan and this e-portfolio were developed . 

Reflective Journal