My Online Learning Experience (full text version):
Last Wednesday we used a chatroom as an entire class as well as Skyped in individual groups to work on an assignment on Google drive. I actually really liked having the class on the chatroom and via Skype as opposed to just sitting down by myself on Wednesday mornings and sifting through the material for the day. The chatroom was cool because Milissa could address the whole class and for what we needed it for, we didn’t really need to respond, so one-way communication was fine. I liked the chat box in the corner where we could type anything if necessary though. The Skype calling worked for the most part…one of my group members never did sign in, but as far as connection and background noise, everything worked quite well. I really liked having my group on Skype while we were working on the article reviews. Being able to all type on the same document at the same time was a very neat, collaborative tool I found very practical for using with students in the future. One of the main reasons I don’t like Wednesday classes as good as Monday is because I have no one to ask (in person) about the task at hand, but with my group on Skype, I could ask them anything right then and there!