Well my online course is complete. I tried my best to design a Pre-Calculus 30 course as a hyflex model where students could learn in-person or online, asynchronously or synchronously. The most rewarding part of the whole process was getting to teach the course at my school since the beginning of March. Now I was not allowed to teach it online live, because of the "double duty" ban by the STF, but I was able to implement many of my ideas in person and now as a smooth transition to remote learning this last couple weeks (end of March 2021). I will not discuss my course in too much detail in this blog as I did my course walk through as a tour and reflection (VLOG?) but will provide some vital links below. Click above to view this 10 minute video (about the course, its creation and implementation) or feel free to explore website or check out the inspirational video below!
Course Website (There is also many links and videos within the course website.)
Why take PC30 Inspirational Video (Kelly Z suggested this!)
Course Profile (Past Blog Link)
I was happy about my overall choices with the Google platform and they have worked well when actually teaching the course. I was also very inspired by John Spencer's user experience suggestions and attempted to use my videos, website and Bitmoji to make the course appear fun and having some personality to it! It took sometime to be able to teach well on Jamboard (ipad to computer to projector), but now it feels quite natural. I was surprised by how little the students actually wanted to use the chat or the jamboards to write on. This will likely take some time for them to accept this new procedure, or feel comfortable interacting online with non-familiar peers. WeVideo is really a very powerful tool in making online videos and I will continue to hone my expertise in using this tool. The overall the experience of designing (and then semi-implementing) this course has been useful and highly educational. I have received a few compliments from students, fellow teachers and parents about the course, especially when transitioning to remote learning.
I look forward to your comments and appreciate all your help in making this course the way it is! Feel free to use my ideas and request access to any resources you may be interested in.
Take care fellow educators!