Thursday, July 1
How effective are the OLE's you engage with?
"You can build the Taj Mahal but it doesn’t mean anyone is going want to live in it”.
The above quote rung true for me today during a workshop on ‘Online Learning Environments to Support Teacher Professional Learning’. I spent the majority of the time waiting for pages to load, losing my way and feeling overwhelmed by the amount of time required to participate in any of the activities.
This experience reminded me of the importance of continually consulting with our stakeholders on the effectiveness of our online learning environments.
Considering questions such as:
*Does supplementing ‘face-to-face’ with an ‘online environment’ enhance learning? How?
*What practices/conditions are associated with more effective online learning?”
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I would be interested in hearing what strategies you use to impact the effectiveness on the OLE's that you facilitate.