Week 2 – Learning Activity 2 – Role of the Online Instructor

Teaching online vs. face to face teaching seems like it would be quite different in many ways.  Having never taught a course online, what I would find challenging is building relationships with students and using these relationships to get students to “buy into” what I am teaching.  Having taught most …

Learning Activity 4 – The History and State of Online Learning

One factor that I hadn’t put much thought into was how intrinsic motivation might be affected with online learning. Teaching traditionally has relied heavily on the extrinsic motivation provided by teachers.  The idea that  students want to learn for the sake of learning sounds great, in theory. However, students do respond …

Week 1 Learning Activity 3 – Vision of Online Teaching and Learning

Before taking EDDL classes and learning about the multitude of online teaching and learning formats, my only definition came from experiences in my own classroom.  To me, online teaching and learning was the times that I used computers in class to teach various concepts and having students do research online, using …

Introduction

My name is Steve Deighton and I am a teacher at Mountain Park School in Calgary.  I teach Junior High science and math and have been doing so at various schools for the past 24 years.  I have no experience in online teaching, however this is my third EDDL course.  …