Saturday, January 15, 2011
New to teaching distance education, I'm taking two online courses through Athabasca University: Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK11) and Connectivism and Connected Knowledge (CCK11). The intent of this site is to gather and digest resources and ideas helpful in my teaching. I'm sold on the value of online learning, especially for my students (emergency services providers who work rotating shifts and are unexpectedly deployed) but seek to find effective ways to support their learning. Distributed learning holds great promise, but I need ways to keep in touch with their efforts and intervene when needed. Utilizing available analytic tools seems crucial, but doing so requires my walking unfamiliar territory. I appreciate your input and assistance as I muck about.