EL4C15 Online Learning4Content Workshop - Feedback

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Questions and Comments

Please use this page for any questions and/or comments you may have throughout the course. Just click on edit and add your feedback.

Thank you --Nellie Deutsch 14:36, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

  1. This workshop has been really empowering. You provided us a safe environment to experiment in - the sandbox was my private space. I appreciate the patience you displayed even when I asked what must seem absolutely basic questions to you. About empowerment - I have been planning to start a blog to facilitate my interaction with my post-graduate students for over a year but was hesitant. Yesterday, 4 days after the end of the workshop, I finally did! I regret not been able to join in the live sessions since workdays are hectic and the time difference too large. I am planning to upgade my Net connection to be able to view the recordings comfortably (that's one more empowering change I'm planning!).Please keep helping all of us. Nimrat
  2. Feedback? YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST !!! Thank you from Patricia and I. --Nellie Deutsch 17:50, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  3. I have a .avi video, please tell me how it can be uploaded. Gita Mathur 17:06, 28 November 2008 (UTC) - Gita, you can go into upload file under toolbox on the navigation bar on the left and click on "Upload file" where you can upload your video file. In addition, you can upload videos via Katura by going into toolbox and "Collaborative Video".--Nellie Deutsch 17:20, 28 November 2008 (UTC). I added information on TipCam and BlipTv and recorded a session for my students on how to record using TipCam and BlipTV at Youtube
  4. Nellie: I know you are a very busy person, could it be possible for you to prepare a video tutorial about using Katura? --Gladys Gahona 02:48, 28 November 2008 (GMT-06)- It will be my pleasure, Gladys. --Nellie Deutsch 20:57, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. I was able to see the video, hearing was a bit difficult even after raising the volume. --Thank you for the feedback. Technical issues are usually resolved at some point. Please keep trying to set up your audio so you can increase the volume.--Nellie Deutsch 08:01, 1 December 2008 (UTC)--
  6. Patricia, thank you for the feedback on my page & the infobox syntax. You must be a mind reader as I had just been to Steve's page & seen the infobox, copied it & went into my page to add it....and it was already there! Thanks for your support and encouragement. --Jenni Parker 16:50, 28 November 2008 (GMT-9)
  7. From Mireille - dated Sun Nov 30, 2008
    1. where are the Videos for each section. When I click on the link for Video Day 1, 2 ,3 4 there is no page. --Mireille, thank you for asking. Videos start on Day 3 and continue up to day 7. They appear just under the day headings. Let me know if you still don't find the videos--Nellie Deutsch 07:55, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  8. I am using wiki for the first time and I am amazed how powerful wiki is. In distance learning we always worry about learner support and interaction of learners with the learning material, their peers, the mode of delivery of the learning material and the teacher, and of course we worry about feedback and turn around time for the feedback, and use of multimedia. Wiki is an all-in-one package. For example, Nellie Deutsch , Gita Mathur and Patricia Schlicht are always on stand by to help and motivate us newbies to keep on going. We receive powerful learner support from them and others.
    1. The wiki software also has powerful resources for our learning when we get stuck along the way. I find the emails flying around helpful, especially if someone asks a question or has a problem that I also share. I also get help and reminders from Nellie and Patricia from here. I easily read all the emails using Windows Mail. Wikieducator [[1]] is cool and I recommend it to everyone!
    2. Even though Wiki has all the goodies, that does not mean I don't have problems of my own. Here they are:
      • Due to my using the very slow Dial-up networking I find myself lagging behind, doing my work at night(3 to 4 hours per night) when the lines are not busy, the internet is faster and the rates are cheap. Now I am exhausted. I have since applied for the faster Broad band and hope to catch up with Gita Mathur and all the others who are already ahead of me and my bunch.
      • Because of the problems outlined in a) above, I cannot meet my obligation of developing a learning resource by the 5 December as promised by me in my contract. I want to know from Nellie Deutsch and Patricia Schlicht if there is a price to pay if I breach my contract. Is there? I am asking for a 1 or 2 week's extension to learn more, practice some more, research and develop my learning resource and meet my new contractual obligations. How is that?
      • I am passionate about studying and study skills, especially in the context of an African and/or developing country child who has and/or who does not have access to multimedia learning support like wiki. I want to develop a learning resoure along those lines.
      • Oops! Almost forgot. I find that trying to watch the Videos when you are using the Dial-up connection (low band width) is a waste of time (the whole thing is so slow). I am missing out on this one. I can't wait for my Broad band! Simon Maseko 08:38, 3 December 2008 (GMT).
  9. To Nellie and Patricia: Thank you so much for fostering this great learning environment that supported experimentation and risk taking that allowed us "newbies" to become part of a much larger network of connected educators. I actually surprised myself by how much I learned so quickly and what I was able to do at the end. I do have a question though about completing our learning contract. How will you know when we have done it - do you want a message? Best regards. Karen McDaniel December 5, 2008 09:57 MST
    1. Hi Karen, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you in the course. I am glad you learned a great deal in such a short time. However, I hope you will continue learning, collaborating, and adding content to WE. We will know when you add anything because we are all connected as 1 big community of learners on WE. --Warm wishes, Nellie Deutsch 18:43, 6 December 2008 (UTC)