Sunday, January 18, 2009

My First Post

Hi blog buddies!
My name is Robbie and I am an Arts Education student at the University of Regina. I have started this blog for my ECMP 355 class, which also happens to have a large online component. On Thursday we had our first online class, using the tool Eluminate. This is an amazing tool that can revolutionize the education system. There is no longer any excuse to have televised classes using unreliable satellites and call in questions with a 3 second delay (my English 110 class is televised). I also enjoyed the fact that I could be in class from the comfort of my own home. I believe it takes a special type of teacher to be able to teach an online class, there is a huge release of control involved with it. Many classroom teachers have issues with this release of control, something I am sure to talk about in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Robbie,
    I never thought about that release of control before, but now that I look back at our session it's true; there were was a lot more chatting during Chris's presentation than I expected which in itself is a huge release of control. Good observation! :)
    See you in class,