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Disconnect between theory and practice EDDL5141

I am acutely aware that as the facilitator of this course, I have not been enacting the COI framework.  It is the first time this course has been offered and the first time I have facilitated it.  I do teach similar courses in other contexts.

It is always my intention to ensure social, teaching, and cognitive presence whenever I teach.  Because this is a pre designed course, I do not have much agency to make changes.  Teaching presence has been established by the course designer.  Cognitive presence has mostly been in the form of giving instructions and making adjustments. I have done little to lend my knowledge around facilitating online learning.  I am cognizant of this.  Social presence has also been weak on my part.  With three sites, I have been challenged to create a reciprocal communication system.  I apologize for this also.

I would appreciate any feedback you have for me, please send me an email or a Moodle message to share your insights.  I appreciate your patience’s and I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, be safe,

Georgann

Questions about Assignment 1

Please post any questions about Assignment 1 here.  Be sure to review the grading rubric, as I will be grading to the rubric, as per TRU standards.  Use the grading rubric as a checklist.  You can find it in WordPress.  Here is the link: https://eddl.tru.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EDDL5141_AS1_November2018-winter2020.pdf

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Welcome to EDDL

Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash

Photo by Florian Klauer on Unsplash

Hi everyone, welcome to the shiny new EDDL program environment. If you look closely you can still see the little rubber things on the sidewalls.

As you can see in the footer, this environment was built in something called Commons in a Box Openlab, which is also a brand new environment to join the Commons in a Box Classic (as it is now called).

I could tell you all about, but the Commons in a Box folks have done a great job already at: https://commonsinabox.org/. Given them a visit and have a look around.

Everything is pretty well labelled, but you will probably spend a good chunk of your time in your courses off the course menu. Each course has some content, but it also has a discussion forum, collaborative documents area, file uploads and some recent activity.

There is also an area for you to build a portfolio, or if you have one you already use you can list it there as well.

The best advice we can give is to poke around meeting people, add them to your friends and generally interact.

Shiny new things in the computing and online worlds typically contain some growing pains. And while we have worked hard to eliminate them, I’m sure there are a few hidden around still. When you find them, please post about them in the Help Group (on the Project menu).

We hope that the help group will take on a community feel. Try to pop in both when you need help, but also when you figure something out that you want to share with others. Of course, the staff behind the environment will also maintain a presence to help where we can and so we know when there’s something we need to work on.

We hope you have a great time here.

The EDDL gang

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