Week #2 is ending soon for ED 620. I always find it very difficult, but I accomplished one of my online course goals…. that was to try and keep my mouth shut for the first two weeks. If you’re a student reading this, you probably wonder why that would be a goal. This has been my goal each time I’ve taught a completely online course. I’m never convinced it’s a good goal, but the idea behind it is that my perceived lack of “participation” will encourage students to step up to the plate and take control of their own learning. I absolutely despise “spoon-feeding” students. I want students to take control and focus on what they need to learn, want to learn, and hope to learn.
Now that Week #3 in ED 620 is about to begin, it’s time for me to join in the learning by taking a more active role. I just always hope that my students don’t think I’m ignoring them, but each time I’ve taught ED 620, by the end of the course, students have benefited by me keeping my mouth shut.