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Ed had taught the course completely online twice before. Students sang his praises to the program director, who in turn invited Ed to make a presentation about his online teaching to his colleagues to encourage them to teach online. So by the time of this study, Ed was teaching the course for the third time. Having never used technology prior to using the Online Day resources, Ed had ready access to the on-campus expert, Tim, who was hired to help instructors learn to teach online. Tim did the communication with the publisher’s online support team, and basically put Ed’s course materials into the course template for him. Ed acknowledged the vital role Tim played in being able to teach online:

We were also fortunate, Tim Parsons, who talked to the publisher’s technical support really more than I did, really is a prince of a guy. He understands computers upside-down and backwards. So Tim was always there to help troubleshoot.

How he taught

Ed made use of a number of resources on the Day website in his teaching, including the discussion board, the profiles of the theorists, and the ready-made exams. He felt those components “took the sweat out of teaching.” Ed was thrilled with the student participation in the discussion boards.

Our discussion boards are just awesome. They’re off the wall, they’re down the middle, they’re controversial. The students agree and don’t agree with each other. It’s more like a free-wheeling discussion in the classroom in which anything is acceptable. Anything goes. So this opens them up and keeps [the online course] from being sterile.

When asked about his philosophy of teaching, Ed became very animated and passionate. He described how he worked with the students:

Face-to-face, hands on! It is not taking knowledge and pouring that knowledge down their throats and forcing them to regurgitate it in a way that’s pleasing to me, coming forth with all the knowledge that I possess or is in the textbook and throwing it out there and have the students respond to it. Based on their response, we begin an interaction. I develop them from where they are, and from what their theoretical interests are.

Ed’s use of the phrase “face-to-face” is an interesting description of his teaching methods in the midst of a discussion about teaching online with students he had never met in person.

Ed’s teaching style comes across as a combination of constructivism and evangelism. However, in the online environment, he can’t rely on his oratory powers, so his tendency is to be supportive and involved. He participated in the online discussions with his students, sometimes correcting mistakes, sometimes congratulating on a good comment, and at other times, redirecting the discussion.

The thing that really makes it a hot course is a lot of interaction. When they get on discussion board, I read everything they say. And then I don’t just say, “Way to go!” I interact. And I may agree, I may challenge, so they get to know each other personally, and they get to know me personally. That’s the most exciting thing, that’s there’s dialogue the entire semester, it just starts with the discussion board.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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