- Dear Vance and Webheads all,
I have been silent for a couple of weeks because I have been deeply
engaged getting prepared for my online course. It finally started on
June 12. I am managing three sections with 20 students each. Now, I
really know the meaning of chaos navigation and herding cats. The
experience is being scary and rewarding. Scary, because this is my
first time in dealing with online courses as a teacher. It is a
collaborative project, with two f-2-f teachers (who know nothing
about e-moderation) so, at the same time that I am guiding the
students, I am training the teachers. Rewarding, because the students
are motivated and responding beyond my expectations. They are happy
to be given this opportunity to learn about web tools, at the same
time that they practice their English and learn about Spanish
Modernist Architecture, according to their own comments. They are
chatting with me at the oddest hours you can think of, due to the six-
hour difference between Spain and Venezuela.
As usual, becoming a member of the Yahoo Group has been quite a chaos
with 19-20 year-old students who want things "here and now".
I am being very flexible with deadlines, since the connections has
proven to be very slow in most cases. I have sent personal feedback
messages to those students who have already finished the activities
planned for the first week. I am trying to use all the e-moderating
strategies learned during our EVOnline sessions under the guidance of
our Super-Great-Wonderful-Awsome-Cyber Vance.
I really want to thank Vance and all Webheads for teaching me all
what I now know about e-moderation and webtools.
A big hug for you all :-)
- Dear Daf:
I'm very glad that you're still alive, well and very enthusiastic!
Your students don't know how lucky they are to have such a committed
teacher as you! Just as we were with "our
Hope everything continues as expected! No doubt it will! But. . . take
care of yourself!
> Dear Vance and Webheads all,
> I have been silent for a couple of weeks because I have been deeply
> engaged getting prepared for my online course. It finally started on
> June 12. . . .
> A big hug for you all :-)