I have to second Tish’s comments, so glad we have a great team, you guys have been the absolute best. We communicate well, and to be quite honest if I don’t hear from one of you throughout the day, I think I’m missing something!!
Week 6 has been interesting on two fronts. Not only are we starting to prepare for the final, but I had a chance to read over “Elements of Quality Online Education” and through all the material, one statement really stuck with me during a discussion on learning communities..”good learning will take place only when the focus is on the content and the process of learning, not on the superficial aspects of the layout or interface”. I took this as, don’t concern yourself so much with “zippy wow” and focus on the learning. I know that’s true, because of all the programs we’ve downloaded for trial (even the best online development programs!), they all start with a blank screen. It’s up to us to come up with the imagination on how to design the course. I find myself always thinking about student interaction, at all cost throughout each portion of the course. I learn more each day, and look forward to our final project!