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E-Learning,Instructional Design,Politics and Law

December 9, 2012

Communicating Expectations

I’m continuing to reflect on how to better encouraging student work in online Politics and Law (guest access allowed) through better communication.  All of my students passed the course in the recent finished trimester, but that may have been due to  frequent reminders to students and parents.  In a larger class I might have the time for so […]

E-Learning,Instructional Design,Politics and Law

December 1, 2012

Do Your Work!

This week I finished teaching my first online class, Politics and Law.  I was lucky to work with 8 good-natured seniors, and enjoyed the experience.  Throughout the class the greatest challenge that I faced was getting students to complete their assignments.  In some ways this was nothing new, in most regular level classes that I […]

E-Learning,Politics and Law,TelePresence

November 15, 2012


I am nearing the end of my my first trimester teaching a blended Politics and Law class.  The blend is two days a week in a Cisco TelePresence room with the other days online. The technology is truly impressive; interactions with students at three other remote sites became natural very quickly.  The students seem to […]

Instructional Design,Politics and Law

July 30, 2012


I have been online a lot this summer, taking two online classes and writing another.  I was already signed up for Instructional Design in Online Learning through UW Stout (Educ 763) as part of Stout’s E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate program when I learned that I would be writing and then teaching Online Politics and Law. […]