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My reflections for week 3

Another week with interesting perspectives and references to useful resources. Thank you for your work Jim and Lisa!.

I started with the questionnaire in which I got 11 points, which shows my tendency toward a constructivist formula. I think the result may vary slightly depending on the content of instruction: different if for the unchanged machine operation or if it’s a reflection on strategy. It may also influence the group of students, their prior knowledge and experience. If it’s an undergraduate or a master course student.

Probably will use teaching methods that may vary slightly in the middle between the constructivist and instructivist alternatives.

The reading of the chart and the video for “Getting Started Chart” shows a very good path structure, depending on personal preferences and skills, but also depending on the instructional content and the target group. I find it particularly useful as a reference when deciding an instructional design strategy.

The article: Chickering and Ehrmann, Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever (1996) is a well-selected resource in this POT course. I add the phrases that were particularly relevant to me:

  • “Any given instructional strategy can be supported by a number of contrasting technologies”.
  • “Any given technology might support different instructional strategies. For any given instructional strategy, some technologies are better than others”.
  • “With the new media, participation and contribution from diverse students become more equitable and widespread… when a student or instructor (or both) is not a native speaker of English; each party can take a bit more time to interpret what has been said and compose a response”.
  • “Learning is enhanced when it is more like a team effort than a solo race”.
  • (Students) “… must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives”.
  • “Knowing what you know and don’t know focuses your learning: Prompt Feedback”.
  • “Allocating realistic amounts of time means effective learning for students and effective teaching for faculty”.
  • “Expecting students to perform well becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy”.
  • “Different students bring different talents and styles to college”.

About my pedagogical goals and Objectives for a possible or current class:

  • Encourage the creation of content created by the students, both for the current course content to use as future versions of the of course.
  • Reinforce the active participation of students, by using tools like wiki, blogs, social bookmarking, etc.
  • Create relevant application Assessment of Proposals to assess skills (easy to say, hard to do)
  1. 23 September, 2011 at 17:07

    Hola Jaime,

    I also found very useful the video for “Getting Started Chart”

    The article Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education is a seminal paper in the US. It is VERY popular for college teachers



    • Jaime Oyarzo
      28 September, 2011 at 20:09

      Thanks Eduardo, really good principes to apply in our activity. This link leads to other sites with useful tips like: “Teaching Tips Index”. Sometimes feels a little overwhelming, i must admit
      cheers, Jaime

  2. 3 October, 2011 at 02:15

    I am fascinated by all of the jargon and lingo you toss about so easily. I still don’t know what diigo is for and can’t figure out how to generate an RSS feed account. mary

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