The results of four years of online delivery
my goals and expectations
•How were the goals accomplished?
learn through hands-on and task-based activities how to incorporate computer technology into lessons that enhance
the skills of English language learners.
§Reviews of research in online discussions, group analyses, and chats
regarding the effectiveness
of various media; critical evaluation of web sites and software, including those for K-12 teaching
§Online Tutorials (Word, PPT, FP): mastering the technology (HOW
modules, theme/topic-based; no regularly scheduled physical meeting times, but participants need to "check in" at least
3-4 per week
§Time on task
in this 3-credit course: Course work corresponds to the 37.5-hour requirement for graduate courses at SMC (I have scheduled 14 weeks
worth of "Tasks" and
•rough time estimate: 3 hours of intensive work on tasks plus twice the number of hours (= 6 hours) for hands-on
preparation and regular weekly assignments
with the Windows
operating system (Win98 or higher), basic file management, Internet navigation, e-mail, and word processing.
Students must be able to store
large files (e.g. Zip or CD-RW disks).