1.2 Reflection – Personal Learning Goal
My result for the online learning self-assessment was 75%, a somewhat surprising, but at the same time understandable result for myself. My main challenge is time management, since online learning requires the learner to follow the deadlines in a self-sufficient manner, which can be challenging since online learning tends to have their own calendar on the system as oppose to my usual way of inputting the deadlines into my own calendar. The lack of pressure of face-to-face course meetings also poses a lower pressure on assignment deadlines, which contributes to my challenge of time management.
My highest priority for this course’s learning objective is to familiar myself with the different pedagogical models between online instruction, blended learning, and face-to-face traditional instructions. In addition, I also need to learn about the different methods of utilizing online learning tools to create an interactive, engaging and collaborative learning environment that can enhance student’s learning and motivates them throughout the courses I will develop in the future. While I have a good understanding of Learning Management Systems and other web 2.0 tools, I would specifically like to learn about innovative ways to create an online course that goes beyond journals and discussions, but rather using other collaborative tools available to create meaningful instructional activities. I also hope to learn more about different web 2.0 tools, and some ways to integrate these tools to instruction. Lastly, I want to learn different strategies for providing online instruction as well as blended learning, and discuss in-depth how to choose the best delivery method (and tools) for different types of courses.