Talk:Darcy DeMaria


Instructor comments on your project -- Jz833665 11:46, 22 March 2012 (EDT)

Hi Darcy, You've conducted basic instructional analysis for designing this mini-course. Please catch up with the schedule of this design project soon.

Your objectives need to be fully described, and expanded to include educational uses and designs: in what ways can an educator use blog, through what kinds of strategies? I assume that you will particularly focus on the use of blogging in health education.

* To define a Blog  
* The benefits of a blog and how it is useful  
* The challenges of blogging   
* Identify misconceptions of blogging

Instructor comments on your draft units -- Jz833665 10:40, 1 May 2012 (EDT)


Your draft units look well presented with solid and helpful information. I'd suggest that you further refine your design in various ways:

1) You should tie your topic to health education more closely, with a strong focus on how blogs can be used in health (and physical) education to engage student thinking, participation, and collaboration. To do this, you may set up an engaging introduction/opening section to inform the reader of your focus up front; expand your unit 1 to include why blogging in health education (currently a topic in your unit 3); and restructure your last unit to specifically focus on educational practice (what's the teacher's role; beyond getting followers).

2) Try you best to find and include examples from health education.

3) You can improve the navigation by adding a intro/front page for your mini-course(see the one I've started for you Effective Use of Blogging in Health Education), with links to the units. Each unit should the links to your front page and subsequent unit.

Re: Instructor comments on your draft units -- Darcy DeMaria 21:18, 1 May 2012 (EDT)

Thank you so much for all of the helpful information. I am going to put a lot of time into making it more geared towards Health. I am really enjoying this project and think this is such an amazing learning experience.

Darcy I am happy to learn about how to encourage blogging for health education -- Randy Williams 15:00, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

Darcy, I was happy to learn about blogging by going through your project. I feel that Iam now equiped to blog and could use this in a classroom setting. I especially see blogging as a methods of teaching advocacy. Thank you for sharing your examples of how you've used blogging for your health and physical education classes. As you continue to use blogging I hope that they will be added to the project. Thanks, Randy Williams