I have thought of myself as a constructivist this past year as we had studied the different perspectives to "teach." As I looked at figure 7.7 in Bate's (2015) book, I say that the discussion forums were in the constructivist area (which I am using), but I am using more of the connectivist's ideas. In a way, I am having my participants make e-Portfolios in Google Slides. This will be like their assessments and it will allow the learners to be in more control of their learning.
(Side note, but it does pertain to the media idea. I have been at training with the four schools in my district that is Applied Learning. It has been interesting to see how different teachers presented their sessions. One talked to us about 30 minutes about herself (standard 40.) While this was a little too much, it helped us understand her position with the topic, but pretty much all she did was talk and we were not able to do anything but just listen-kind of hard. The sessions that were the best were ones that had video, some writing on slides, and discussion with the presenter and the "audience." In some of my modules, I have lots of resources that my participants are either going to watch or read. I know that they might not get something out of every site, and so I will be asking their feedback (Standard 29) in case I need to switch things out.)
I am not sure if I have picked one standard from OSCQR this week that is the most important. As I said before, (note- my course topic is Intro to Makerspace) I want the participants to be more in control of their learning. I will ask them if they find resources or have knowledge about makerspace, I would like them to share it with the class (Standard 43.) Having an icebreaker at the beginning would be a great way for the participants to know that this is a safe place to share what they are feeling and that there will be rich sharing (Standard 41.) I am also going to introduce myself at the beginning and share why I want to participants to learn about makerspace (Standard 40.) (I think I could go on and on...)
At the end of me putting together my Google Classroom course, I am going to screen videotape how to navigate throughout the course. This will be one more way that the participants could make sure they are understanding how to find all the pieces in the course.
Bates, A. W. (2015). Teaching in a digital age.
OSCQR – The Open SUNY Course Quality Review. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://oscqr.org/ on July 25, 2019.