OTL101 Post 5 – Reflections

I’ve chosen to showcase Post 2 because the idea of students as facilitators of their own learning really struck a chord with me.

The various levels of learning and levels of feedback were really useful to explore. I was aware that there were different ways to learn and different types of feedback to give, but had never contemplated a formalized typography.

As a result of the OTL101 course, I have a number of questions! I want to know how I can help my students reach a higher level of thinking/learning – specifically, how I can best guide them into the integration and resolution phases of the Practical Inquiry Model. I’m also wondering how I can best create a safe and comfortable environment so that my students feel at ease sharing their opinions and giving answers to questions even when they aren’t confident of their answer. I liked the idea in the feedback article that we learn best from our errors.

In terms of goals, I want to revamp my learning objectives in my course outlines so that they reflect a higher level of learning, and I want to tweak my assignments and classroom activities so that they are also reflective of a higher level of learning.

2 Replies to “OTL101 Post 5 – Reflections”

  1. It is so true that we learn best from our errors. How do indicate to your online students errors they have made in a respectful manner? I ask because sometimes online feedback can be easily misconstrued.

    1. That is a very good question and something that I also struggle with. If it’s a minor or common error then I find the feedback is usually straightforward and easily understood. For larger or more complicated errors, I will usually also follow up with an email and try to engage them in a conversation (via email; phone if there continues to be a misunderstanding) so that I can make sure the feedback has been understood.

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