Is their preparation primarily reading and writing individually, or will they be working in groups? Will they need to turn in assignments electronically outside of class hours? Give them enough information so they will be able to plan their schedules accordingly. Instructor responsibilities: Establish what you will provide for your students to be successful in your class. This may include in-class material, study guides, meaningful and prompt feedback on assignments, facilitation of discussion, attention to students with special needs, and a positive and welcoming classroom environment.
Assert your boundaries: Let your students know how to contact you and when. For example communicate or provide your office hours, office phone number, availability for instant messaging, email, and when you do not respond evenings, weekends, and traveling for example.
If you are traveling during the semester, you may want to explain the dates that you will not be available. You may also want to alert your students to the events, habits, or situations that detract from your ability to fulfill your responsibility. Prepare a question or two. You might have a specific question to ask about a certain concept or expectations about the syllabus.
Ask what study tips your professor recommends for retaining information in the course. You can also ask what the professor has noticed about the best ways for students to succeed in the class.
Furthermore you can ask about how the course will help you with your major or future career goals. I'm going to introduce myself. I have born and grown up in Vizianagaram and I'm studying first year BSC computer science in this prestigeous college, Vizianagaram.
As for my family, I've just one brother older than me. I am excited to find that this course is offered again for free and expect to learn as much I am able. I have been enjoying reading all of your introductions and can't wait for this course! StephE Hi! I'm Stephanie based in Edmonton, AB. Really looking forward to hearing great stories and learning moments from the community.
I found this on twitter and I thought it would be a great place for me to get some PD on great technology learning for my classroom.
I have been teaching 13 - 17 year olds for 18 years and it feels like education is headed for a revolution. I really don't think I am giving the students the skills they will need when they start looking for a career.
I am hoping this will help. When I'm not teaching I do adventurefits with friends, camping with my boys, photography and some scrapbooking. I loved travelling through the UK and Denmark last year. Before we launched Learning Creative Learning course last year, I was worried about how it would work.
But, during the first week, as people began sharing stories about objects from childhood, I found myself becoming engaged in the online community and course. When we started LCL last year, we expected it to be a course, but it turned into a community. It was great to connect with "kindred spirits" from around the world.
I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and learning from one another again this year. I am originally from India and moved to Cambridge last summer. I have a background in design in education and I love making things. I am interested in exploring ways of nurturing children's creative confidence with new technologies and to encourage their involvement in creative acts within their communities.
I am really excited to be part of this community! I am looking forward to hearing stories about your creative experiences. My name written in Gujrati, English and Hindi alphabets and an illustration of the Sun which is my source of artistic inspiration.
I'm an informatic engeneer and I worked as programmer and analyzer in some industrial company but now I'm unemployed.
I have two little children 3 and 6 yaers old and also thanks to them last year I discovered the educational robotics and the big potentiality that these tools and metodologies have in the educational process and I'm very fascinated about it. At the moment I'm teaching, as an after school laboratory, Scratch and wedo to a class of years old boys, and I'm also experimenting some activity about the water cycle and the Bee Bot in a kindergarten.
This is the first time for me to follow a real on line course and I'm very excited. I don't know exactly what to expect from this new experience but I have great expectation about it. Thank you for that chance We are a iPad school, and I use Subtext and other apps in my course. This is my first year joining this Media Lab project.
I'm attracted by the four Ps and hope to gain some practical ideas from this experience. My name is Kim Lenz. I am mother to a 7-year old Scratch-lover. Growing my teaching practice and motivated to engage learners with creative ways of learning and showing. Excited to be part of the community! My name is Thomas from the Bavarian Alps, Germany. I am currently building Fork.
It's an online platform for Makers, Learners, Hackers. A place for sharing all the projects you care about. Really looking forward to the course and meeting at least virtually some of you guys. This seems like a great class to follow up to that.
I hope to learn from this class on learning styles, activities through technology and peers, and more. My background morphed from outreach to disadvantaged communities, legislative education, to marketing, branding through events, and now using all those to bring youth to experience the world. I look forward to help, support, and learn during this course! I am excited about the 21st Century classroom and looking forward to seeing the future unfold!
I am really interested in learning more about this work and how to infuse it into all of my courses and get other teachers interested as well. I am also a blended learning enthusiast! I am Estefaniafrom Mexico. I have a B. A in Business Creation and Development. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, art, education and social impact.
I'm developing a project of education for kids and youth related to entrepreneurship and vocational orientation. I love traveling, exploring different cultures and knowing people from all over the world. Looking forward to enjoy and learn in this course! Check out my profile and connect with me on Linkedin Angelo Hi, my name is Angelo and I'm involved in education since I have 3 nice children and a wife who is an educator, so we speak about education and learning almost all day.
Morover I'm involved in the local CoderDojo in Milan where we use Scratch from MIT as a tool to spread computational thinking and to develop creativity among children. I'm very excited to start LCL and I would like also to meet other people interested in education end learning. I hold a post as educational researcher and developer.
My special topic of interest is teaching design and digital media. I'm mostly on twitter oveucsj and will love to engage with you there - as well as here. My name is Carmelo, I'm a software developer from Italy who loves to learn, share and play with kids. That's why I'm involved in the CoderDojo community. We started one year ago with CoderDojo Bologna and since then we are helping kids to learn how to code and, above all, to keep up their creative confidence.
I love the work of Media Lab and I strongly believe in the Lifelong Kindergarten approach, so I'm very excited to join this group of passionate and creative educators! Have fun learning! I am excited to learn and grow with all of you. I am currently teaching programming and coding to my primary students and they are eating it up. In high school I played soccer for the Cornville Huskers. Anyway, I am a math geek hoping to be a high school math teacher after I graduate.
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Every field has its own exciting research or striking examples, and it is a good idea to present a few of these up front. What do you think of the online learning environment they use? My favorite song right now is "I've Got a Feeling" by the Beatles. I am a big fan of Papert's work too! I am a freelance educational writer and consultant. Congratulations to your little boy.
Not just for enhance learning, but I like the idea of making technology work for us without swarming us with needless technology in all facets of our life. I am excited to learn and grow with all of you. I am very happy to do this and know that I will learn so much more from you all in the weeks ahead. Well, for LCL2 i'm looking forward to finish this, with you guys, be my guide, my mentor or teacher, i'll gladly accept your inputs..
My main interest is the Future of Education. Your class will thank you.
I'm a science educator at the Museum and involved during the past year with creating a brand new Tinkering Lab as part of our exhibit hall programming.
StephE Hi! Assessment: How will you assign the course grade at the end of the semester? I hope we somehow end up working together to learn and have fun! And, on another note, how much do they know about you? When he finally figured out where it had all gone he turned to me and shouted ' you're such an ammopig! My name is Cindy and I am a second grade teacher.
Example: Hi Everybody. I hold a post as educational researcher and developer. I am also interested in how people make deep connections through food but that's for another time. I look forward to our online discussions and wish you well in your future growth. I spend most of my free time at the campus rec center working out. And I 've also changed many jobs till turning into a teacher, always around technology though.
Currently, I am developing tools for children with visual impairments to learn how to code. Many students eagerly seek out potential new friends, especially if they hardly know anybody at their new school. A in Business Creation and Development. We also encourage you to customize your profile with a photo and short description of who you are and why you are here. My main goal is to infected my students with that same passion!
Great course for everyone! We had guests demo their kits at my hackerspace recently. Miriam I was just thinking about you, Learning Creating Learning and wondering how you've been doing. During syllabus week professors give students their office hours and availability for a reason.
And wow, look at the changes already, huh? I am excited to learn and grow with all of you. The first one was Gamification on Coursera.