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Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout

Lisa Fitzgerald:  Reflections on E-Learning for Educators at UW-Stout | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The following are my thoughts as I traveled through the eight weeks in my first class toward the certificate. I learned so much during this time, and I am reminded of how much there is always waiting...
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Lisa Fitzgerald recently earned her E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate at UW-Stout.  

 

Lisa's reflections show how a dedicated educator climbs a steep learning curve.  This is a page from her e-Portfolio, written during E-Learning for Educators, the first course in the certificate program.  

 

Lisa was a very skilled college instructor new to online teaching when she joined us.  By the end of the program, Lisa was teaching online for her school. 

 

Observing her online teaching technique and exploring her course design, I quickly realized she is a 'natural'. 

 

As you will see she is also a very reflective practitioner. 

 

 

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Lisa Fitzgerald's comment, April 27, 2016 7:50 PM
I’m so humbled that you shared these reflections, and I’m also so thankful to the program for having us keep an ePortfolio. I always want to remember how difficult that first week was so that I can empathize with my first-time online students.
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Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning

Prompts to Help Students Reflect on How They Approach Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog


"One of the best gifts teachers can give students are the experiences that open their eyes to themselves as learners. Most students don’t think much about how they learn. Mine used to struggle to write a paragraph describing the study approaches they planned to use in my communication courses. However, to be fair, I’m not sure I had a lot of insights about my learning when I was a student. Did you?
As fall courses start to wind down, it’s an apt time for reflection. Here are some pithy (I hope) prompts that might motivate students to consider their beliefs about learning."

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Maryellen Weimer provides us with a list of well crafted and thought provoking prompts for reflection.  This kind of thinking (and responding) is essential for both students and teachers.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 27, 2014 1:18 PM

Teachers and students require time to reflect. We should be creating classrooms which reflect a phenomenological experiencing of teaching and learning.

 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 5, 2014 5:39 AM

Usable in LEC and other self-learning based approaches. 

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:58 AM

 A list of well crafted and thought provoking prompts for reflection.

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Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE

Forty Weeks of Online Learning by Victoria Thornley, MSN, RN, CNE | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Each course in the E- Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate program is eight weeks in length.  I am amazed at what 40 weeks of learning can produce in a well designed program.  Reflective journaling is a learning activity that promotes metacognition and is an integral part of the certificate program.
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Vicky Thornley is a Certified Nursing Educator who recently earned a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


Her reflections chronicle her experiences as she learned to teach online.

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Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning

Technology Tools for Reflection - Reflection for Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

A website to support Reflection in Education K-16 The following technologies can support reflection: web logs (‘blogs’) as reflective journals,  wikis as collaborative websites, digital storytelling/podcasting, Twitter and social networks.

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Soid resources and rationales for using web 2.0 tools for reflection. 

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:31 AM

I used this quote in my dissertation, got to love Dewey.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Herramientas para el aprendizaje.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:57 AM

I like the quote

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The Bamboo Project : Positive Professional Development Tool: The Question Log

The Bamboo Project : Positive Professional Development Tool: The Question Log | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Professional development isn't just about the answers. It's also about questions. You can learn a lot from the questions you ask. They can tell you about patterns in your work and in your thinking about your work.


The first trick to keeping a Question Log is to get in the habit of noticing your questions. For many of us, questions zip through our brains without us even realizing them. Make it an intentional practice to notice the questions you are asking yourself. Or try stopping once an hour and reflecting on what questions occurred to you recently. Noticing your questions is a practice you may have to build.

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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Powerful Learning Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"As a child, I grew up in a world that was dominated by left-brained thinking. Both my parents were in professions that required in-depth analytical thinking. The “rule” in my house was: “If you break something, try to fix it. Only THEN come ask Dad for help.”
Looking back now, I realize something I never understood then — what he had instilled was an ability to think critically. Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century. Unlike the other three, critical thinking is often difficult to reduce to bite-size pieces of understanding and challenging to teach to others."

Read on for an example of teaching critical thinking with a first grade class as well as a look at 3 underlying components to critical thinking.


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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


Via Nik Peachey
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Krystyna Gadd Founder How to Accelerate Learning's curator insight, September 1, 2015 4:29 AM

Fab!!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 2, 2015 9:28 PM

#Education #EdTech #STEM

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 5, 2015 8:01 AM

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Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Accurate self-assessment requires multiple opportunities to practice within courses and across them. Because the most important goal isn’t agreement between teacher and student assessments. The ultimate goal is for students to make accurate judgments on their own
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Wired @ Heart's curator insight, January 1, 2015 3:12 AM

#student #develop# skills

Wired @ Heart's curator insight, January 2, 2015 1:02 AM

#student # skills #develpoing

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs

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This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut)."


Via Beth Dichter
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Where Bloom, discussion prompts and e-learning meet... there you'll find some thinkiing!

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R Hollingsworth's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:38 AM

Love the title: "Teaching with your mouth shut"

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:40 AM

Fantastic resource, especially if you take time to really reflect on the sample questions posed.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:56 PM

Ideas for reflective prompts 

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Working Toward a Fair Assessment of Students’ Reflective Writing | Faculty Focus

Working Toward a Fair Assessment of Students’ Reflective Writing | Faculty Focus | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There is little argument that reflective writing is a good way to foster critical thinking, encourage self expression, and give students a sense of ownership of their work (Chretien et al. 2012, Kennison and Misselwitz, 2002).
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5 Reflections for Teachers Heading Into Summer Break

5 Reflections for Teachers Heading Into Summer Break | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I believe we all want to engage our students in the creation and re-creation of their thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams, that are relevant to the world they will live in. Not the world we were told was in store for us. Beyond the curriculum, we are in fact teaching our students life skills that will hopefully empower them to make smart choices for the rest of their lives.


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Where is reflection in the learning process?

Where is reflection in the learning process? | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

I asked the students to get in small groups to discuss these questions. They got in their groups and just looked at one another with baffled looks on their faces while remaining silent. I tried rewording the questions and providing examples and still got blank looks when they returned to their group discussions.


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Azhar Youssef's comment, February 26, 2012 11:05 AM
Thanks Nik for this wonderful article. Yes, we need to teach students how to reflect on their learning process.
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bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice

bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice
Seattle Pacific University
School of Education 
David Wicks, Andrew Lumpe, Henry Algera, Kris Gritter, Helen Barrett, Janiess Sallee 
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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.