I feel this final blog is like a final comprehensive exam that our students go through, if not taken, then the wrap up is not done; hence, there is something missing like the need for the closing of the curtain in a play!
Before writing the final post, I read all my weekly posts that I had crafted to be able to write now, and this experience (retrospection) is the constant learning one (introspection). I believe this was the highlight of the course, and in a flashback I will stop at the topics that were most successful even though it is very difficult to exclude any as the whole package was beneficial to me, for I consider myself a novice in web skills.
- Week 1: The blogger experience
- Week 2: The ABCD model
- Week 3: Aural/oral skill building websites and delicious.com
- Week 4: Reading/writing skill building websites.
- Week 5: PBL, webquests and rubrics.
- Week 6: Student-centered classes/large classes and the effective use of PPT.
- Week 7: Learner autonomy/Wallwisher
- Week 8: Peer review/ creation of a survey.
- Week 9: Learning styles/multiple intelligence
- Week 10: LoTi
I will continue to read, explore, pilot, apply, and keep on evaluating.
I thank Courtney and the guest moderators for teaching, guiding, and involving us and for great planning of this online course. Also, gratitude to my e-mates for teaching me vicariously because learning cannot happen individually or in isolation. The byproduct of this experience is the ability to organize and multitask to reach a target. Thank you for giving me this unforgettable opportunity although I had some moments of pressure but as said "no gain with no pain".
Graduation ceremonies are described as commencement exercises for a valid reason, so the end of this course is ironically a beginning of new learning experiences.