You are here! Like a Google Map – my course prototype is finally complete for this course. I say it is complete, but is it really ever complete? I know that I am a lifelong learner, and that I am never done learning or changing. This is true of my course prototype – I designed this to be used in a current class. While I am fully aware that once I have officially submitted this assignment, I will want to change it as I stumble upon a new/better form of technology to introduce within my module, something that will allow for a better learning experience for my students.
Just like Logan posted, there have been a vast amount of emotions that I have gone through while designing this course module. I have felt empowered and defeated all at once as I have my students providing continuous feedback – this may be unique to some of my classmates whom have not had this opportunity. But what I have learned is that with the feeling of temporarily defeat I was able to produce a much better product. Will this product be to the same quality level of someone with the video editing skills of Andres? No – but that is okay, my course is designed for what my current need is at this time.
While this course has flown by – it feels like we were just introduced to the idea of creating a course module. One thing is for sure, I AM EXHAUSTED.
I did not take into account how time consuming creating a blended/online course would be. I am much quicker at creating quality content now than I was in the beginning of the course, maybe because I am comfortable with the platform and the tools that I have used. I have developed a great appreciation for tools such as Screencastify, Smore and MySimpleShow as they have allowed me (a not so creative person) to add creativity to my course. Although I own a Macbook Air (not a paid endorsement, lol!) – I really have not played that much with iMovie – not because I do not want to, I honestly feel that I do not have the time right now as I feel that once I begin playing around, I will loose track of time!
I finally understand how my students feel when I come into class saying – “hey I learned something new in class last night and thought we would try it”. Sometimes it can literally be information overload! But for now, I feel satisfied with what I have completed (for the time being).