Month: May 2012
Online Teaching Survival Series: Preparing to Teach Online was an online webinar presented by Wake Tech’s Jennifer Jones.
Preparing to teach online can be an overwhelming task. Today’s webinar on preparing to teach online provided the other faculty member and me with information on the skills and resources needed to teach an online course. Emphasis was placed on technology skills and tools needed to be an effective online teacher
I found the discussion points regarding managing expectations to be the most helpful. Setting a clear set of expectations for students upfront about when each week began, what requirements for assignments and discussion boards were, how and when to contact the teacher, and how/when they would receive responses (especially the discussion on acceptable limits on responses and the lengthy debate on how long a wait was “acceptable”) were all great food for thought.
Individual stories had some great examples of online classes, how to keep students engaged, managing expectations that had gone awry. I learned a great deal from this webinar and I recommended it to some other staff members next time they saw it available.
This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).
MobileWebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery
This week, I received this message after working furiously on entrants:
Welcome to the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.
The MobileWebAward judging process will begin today and will run until all the sites have been reviewed by three or more judges. We expect this to run until early May if necessary.
The judging of the 2012 MobileWebAward Competition is well underway and more than half of the entries have already received the necessary scores. The deadline for completing your assigned entries is Friday May 4th, so keep up your great work to complete your judging task.
In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged over 40 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design. I ran into some trouble with iTunes letting me download applications to my phone, but this was worked out with the MWA team.
Winners should be available: June 2012
This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 WebAwards presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).
WebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery
This week, I received this message:
If you have participated in the past, you know the drill. If you are new to the WebAwards, here is your chance to reward the development team that works hard every day to create outstanding websites. Recognition is an important part of why you enter an award program and the WebAwards have been using the same format to adjudicate websites for 16 years, longer than any other organization on the Internet.
In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged over 20 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.
Winners should be available: August 2012