The last unit, 4. reflection and unit

Reflection

Posting an activity to the real world might not seem like much to many, but for me it was something interesting, especially knowing that someone would answer it. I think I did a good job, even though only two persons answered my activities. I was very happy to see that they did do what was asked.

I am not that emphatic of a person. In fact, I tend to be expressionless and monochrome. But this course seem to be e great opportunity to ponder upon what I thought about education and how can we play with different models in order to suit our students’ necessities. When making an online course it is necessary to think about many aspects. An online course is not done without making plans and taking decisions. The teacher needs to ensure that the course works well and this is a great challenge.

By the way, this is the article that I mentioned you.

www.writing.ucsb.edu/wrconf08/Pdf_Articles/Lea_article.pdf

I really hope that I will help you. I also found this article.

www.citejournal.org/articles/v7i2general3.pdf

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FROM: Ruben Vasquez   (05/20/10 11:13 PM PST)   [ Send a personal message to Ruben Vasquez]
SUBJECT: How to provide effective feedback on line
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Hello fellow students, on this activity you will ponder uppon feedback, please answer the following three activities.


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FROM: Ruben Vasquez   (05/20/10 11:13 PM PST)   [ Send a personal message to Ruben Vasquez]
SUBJECT: Activity one
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E-tivity 1
Pay attention to detail

Let us draw knowledge from some personal anecdote. When I was a little boy in a small rural area from Baja California, I used to wait for the little chicks to hatch in the hatchery. My grandmother always indicated that things must be done at the right time. One day, when nervousness struck me in the back, I went straight to the hatchery, and sad upon the door, I saw that there where still no chicks. Ivan, my cousin, just a year younger than I, and somewhat more hyperactive, advised me to speed up the process. I still remember his words legche sdelatj, chem skazatj. So I did as my cousin thought. And so I learned how a balut prior to cook looked like. It turned out that no one told my cousin that the phrase goes easier said that done, instead of easier done than said.

What do you think that my cousin was missing?
Share your answers in the forum before continuing to the next part of the e-tivity.

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FROM: Ruben Vasquez   (05/20/10 11:14 PM PST)   [ Send a personal message to Ruben Vasquez]
SUBJECT: E-tivity 2
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E-tivity 2
They say in Spanish that echando a perder se aprende. But the trick to learning is not just making mistakes, but being able to know that a mistake was done. The thing that we need then is feedback. What do you think are the principles that make an effective feedback? Choose from the list bellow, and comment your answers.

A) A successful online education setting relies on proactive feedback.
Constructive feedback comes in only one stable format that the teacher establishes at the beginning of the course.
B) Constructive feedback comes only from teachers.
C) Constructive feedback comes via different media.
D) Constructive feedback in online classes is a two way street.
E) Feedback in online classes involves peers and achieves socialization.
F) Feedback in online classes is individual and personal.
G) Feedback in online classes needs to be predictable.
H) Feedback needs to be spontaneous, this way it feels human.
I) Feedback should not be given to those who are not willing to participate.

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Thank you Josue and Lis for your contributions, I am glad to se someone interested I this activity. There where many right answers, but the greatest thing about your participation, was that you justified your answers. If you want to see the expert’s voice, click on the reference on the third activity.

We believed that principles that make an effective feedback is:
A successful online education setting relies on proactive feedback.

E) Feedback in online classes involves peers and achieves socialization.
because feedback its the most important motivation
to develop the task.

I consider that “Constructive feedback comes via different media” and “A successful online education setting relies on proactive feedback” are the most important principles that make an effective feedback.
Human beings are permanent students, therefore they can learn from different situations and also be given feedback in different ways. Feedback not only comes from the teacher but also from the context which you are involved.
Also I consider that feedback have to be always presented in online education.

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FROM: Ruben Vasquez   (05/20/10 11:14 PM PST)   [ Send a personal message to Ruben Vasquez]
SUBJECT: E-tivity 3
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E-tivity 3 Read the following text: How to provide fair and effective feedback in Asynchronous courses You can find the article on the following link: http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=68-1 After reading it, formulate your own definition of a Fair and Effective Feedback, and be sure to include the characteristics that you feel are important in an effective feedback.

References:

Cochran, S. (2009) Guide to Offering Effective Feedback in Online Classes. Retrieved on May 19, 2010, from

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Thank you Lizzeth for your contribution. Your deffinition of a good assessment is very accurate and shows reflection. I hope you continue like this.

Effective feedback is the one that helps students to keep ongoing by addressing their strengths and successes as well as deficiencies and failures.

To give an effective feedback, first we have to pay attention to announcements and instructions. Make sure that your students understand what they have to do. Make also clear how you are going to assess them. Rubrics are a good option to provide fair and effective feedback


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