For our ECI 834 zoom class this week, I had the privilege of working with 3 other colleagues to preview each others' online courses, and present my course in its current state. It was a wonderfully diverse experience, with Google Classroom and Moodle LMS's used as well as, High School, Elementary and Radio Broadcasting classes all covered. The largest value for me was in seeing other's courses and how they approach online learning and using the LMS's to organize for students and guardians. I was also curious about how my unique approach would be received, and I think the feedback was very positive!
I chose to analyze a unit of study through the YouTube Video "How the Economic Machine Works" by Ray Dalio. But before I discuss this video, its content, merits, and production methodology and effectiveness. I just wanted to give a little context as to how I made this choice. I had fully intended on looking at a teaching tool or app, and scoured the list diligently. Some of the tools I knew and had used, but I wanted something new. What I realized is that most of the apps only worked on a laptop and / or IOS (Apple devices). For two reasons this would not work for me, as I am an android user, and know that about 50% to 60% of students I teach do not have Apple devices. So after finally finding a couple apps that worked on my phone I attempted to learn to use them. Watched YouTube Videos, played with interactive whiteboards, collaboration tools etc. The experience was very frustrating and I now understand why I appreciated the Google platform which works very equally on all devices and operating systems! So that night while reading my book (Money - Master the Game by Tony Robbins - found at Salvation Army just a couple weeks ago while waiting for my wife's tire to be fixed) the author recommended to watch the video "How the Economic Machine Works" by Ray Dalio and presto, I could stop banging my head against the new teacher tool brick wall and review a unit of study instead! So here is the analysis of this online lesson...