This post is one in a series for a MOOC. You can find similar posts searching under the Category MOOC or searching for hashtag #eteacherTOOL for more about this particular MOOC.
I feel that this MOOC has prepared me for some of the day to day activities associated with online teaching. I plan to utilize these in developing and administering teacher Professional Learning Units online and in pursuit of online adjunct teaching positions at the undergraduate level.
Please view Personal Bio Plate with links out to a few samples of my recent projects.
January 2014 I started a MOOC sponsored by Kennesaw State University: K-12 Blended & Online Learning. The second part of this course provided me with feedback from staff and peers on some online content I created (some of which I referred to in this course):
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I self-evaluated three times using the iNACOL Blended & Online Teaching rubric as I progressed through the course. I scored myself: In January I scored myself as 182/252 “mid-level of Blended & Online Teaching Competence”, by February my score had modestly improved, and by March and the conclusion of the course I was evaluating myself above 200 ” HIGH LEVEL OF BLENDED & ONLINE TEACHING COMPETENCE”. My real growth came easily from mid to final assessment. I am certain it was because someone actually challenged me to “do” these items. I still am unsure of how I should answer with some how-i-handle-student-communications online, but aside from a pretty elaborate simulation, I will take comfort in the knowledge how just these past few assignments have bolstered my confidence.
I successfully concluded this MOOC in March, please view the certificate of completion with distinction: Coursera k12blendedlearning 2014