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Over the past two weeks I have been reminded at how important classroom interaction is for student success. In order to achieve classroom interaction in an online setting, I am able to participate in a weekly Interactive Audio/Video Web Conference with fellow classmates and my instructor, Dr. Abshire. One of the greatest features of this type of interaction is the conference recording. After the conference has ended, a web link will be available for every student to access if desired. This allows us to revisit the text and voice chat discussion and a print out of our chat log. I find that Web Conference recording and chat room printouts are advantages I have over students who attend face to face classes.
The content of Week Two’s Web Conference included an overview of the M. Ed Educational Technology Leadership program at Lamar University. I learned that the Site Internship would be 100 intern hours with a capstone course taken at the end of the program. I also was reminded to start planning ahead because the Internship Plan will be due at the end of Week 5.
We all discovered that an online course requires a rigorous pace and time management skills. Many of my peers had some of the same questions as me. This gave me some assurance knowing that I was not alone. Through the advice of our Instructor, my classmates and I created a Facebook page where we could collaborate during the week.
Although the remaining Web Conferences are optional attendance, I find them to be a valuable asset to the class. One thing that Dr. Abshire mentioned during this past Web Conference was that I should use the voice option instead of the text chat option. I will need to work on jumping into the discussion via voice chat. Slowly I will feel comfortable discussing with audio and video. I am looking forward to next week.
While in our EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology – Cohort 17 weekly chat room, my classmates and I learned how to navigate the Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ Pro Meeting web conference software. We each introduced ourselves either via text, voice, or voice and camera.
This interactive chat helped me connect with my fellow classmates. I also had the ability to ask my instructor, Dr. Abshire, questions. My classmates were spread out across the State of Texas and we even had an out-of-state class member attend the web chat. We all learned from each other and the experience resulted in me feeling less isolated and more part of a community with a common goal – to learn more about technology.