domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012
Week 7. The importance of the educational comunity
The more you go to the early time in the educational system of every country more important is the educational community for the students and their success. There, in the context of the early ages, childrens, teachers, parents and other educational experts and social agents need to work together to let the children be able to learn in the best environment and in the best way.
In the High School and the University the educational community is further from the family and closer to the teachers and students than other experts and social agents, but the importance of the educational community is not less than before because it can help to the learning process making the students more involved, active, motivated...etc. and even getting the same from the teachers too.
In an online course one of the most important problems is the high level of desertion and spending time to build a learning online community could help a lot to avoid this problem and get the students feel closer even being a hundred of kilometres between their fellows and teachers and only touching a machine instead the back or the shoulder of someone to say "hello" or the hand of someone to help her take the notes of the class which fell down on the floor (In the case of the online environment: "they fell down" because of a problem with the website of the class which crashed). We are social animals and Maslow said that one of our needs is belonging: love, friendship, being part of a group...
Have you ever felt as a student the existence of this community in the courses that you did?
Is this community only possible to build it during a long course?
I knew about twitter and I have already used it for a long time, but I used it more as a student and a seeker of information than as a teacher. The article is really good and it gave me really good advices to practice and make a greater use of my twitter account!!
Other really good tool for videos:
I wanted to share with you all another great way to use the video calls and the video-emails: http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx