UH Manoa ETEC PhD student
I was born and raised in Montana, (I still own cowboy boots.) I am a wife and mother to three children and two stepchildren.
I have been a classroom teacher and tech coordinator in Hawaii public schools for 25 years. Currently I teach World History and AP World History for 10th and 12th grade students in a face-to-face classroom setting and via the web as an E School instructor. E-School is a supplementary education program run by the Hawaii Department of Education, which offers Online Distance Education credit classes to any Hawaii student statewide. My classes typically serve students who are 9-12th graders from around the state of Hawaii.
Teaching the same content in two different arenas allows me to develop lessons and classroom units of curriculum integrating technology i.e. creating class web site, web quests for student’s use, on line projects and assessments to be used by face to face classroom students and the online students.
Being an Educational Technology (ETEC) PhD Candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa allows me to officially search for new and effective ways of organizing the teaching and learning process. I am fundamentally concerned with the best possible application of technological developments to educational practices, which involves a continuing reconsideration of all elements in the teaching-learning process.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Student to Student Interaction in Online Courses
In an online course there will be three distinct types of interactions that take place; learner-content interaction, learner-instructor interaction and learner-learner interaction. Students may need a structured activity in order to discuss the course content and interact with each other focused on the ideas being presented in class, but what format will work best?