Virtual School Meanderings

March 26, 2013

IT6230 – The School-Based Facilitator Or Mediating Teacher

itlogoAs I mentioned a few weeks ago in IT6230 – Internet In The Classroom, I will be using this blog as a way to provide discussion prompts for students in my IT6230 course (Internet in the Classroom).

The TEGIVS scenarios, as well as the Michigan-based scenarios, are designed to provide information and advice to school-based teachers on what K-12 virtual schooling looks like, some of the issues students face, how it is done, and how the mediating teachers can support it. Based on your use of all eight scenarios, along with the readings to date, our blogging discussions, the information and discussion in class, and your own experiences with K-12 virtual school; what are some of the topics that you think could be added to these scenarios, particularly the Michigan-based one, if more were developed in the future? Describe these ideas and what should be included.

You should post your response as an entry to your own blog by the end of the day on Friday, 29 March. In addition to the entry that you post on your own blog this week, make sure that you comment on at least THREE other students’ blogs by the end of the day on Monday, 01 April.

If you are not a student in my IT6230 course but would like to participate in this discussion, please leave a comment below. In case you are wondering, the readings for this week are:

Barbour, M. K. (2007). Portrait of rural virtual schooling. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 59. Retrieved on February 11, 2007 from http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/cjeap/articles/barbour.html

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5 Comments »

  1. IT 6230 – The School-Based Facilitator Or Mediating Teacher…

    After exploring the TEGIVS scenarios, as well as the Michigan-based scenarios, I have been able to learn a great deal of information in regards to what K-12 virtual schooling currently looks like. The various scenes helped me to see some of the issues …

    Trackback by erajwsu IT 6230 — March 28, 2013 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  2. New Michigan Scenarios…

    The scenarios created for Michigan touch upon a lot of the basics for running a virtual school. While important, I think there should be a focus on the students as well. With that in mind, I would like to present the following 2 scenarios. Digital citi…

    Trackback by IT 6230 Adelstein Blog — March 30, 2013 @ 9:48 am | Reply

  3. The School Based Facilitator or Mediating Teacher…

    I think the topic “Keys to Being a Successful Online Student” should be added to the scenarios. While reviewing one of the scenarios, “Soft Skills In Online Learning”, emphasis was placed on the need for students to have soft learning skills in the are…

    Trackback by KManigault — March 30, 2013 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  4. I hate my online courses because I can’t type….

    One thing that I didn’t see discussed as a requirement for student to be successful is the ability to type well. At the afterschool program where I worked there were a couple of student who HATED their media/career exploration class and would do anythi…

    Trackback by Harvest House — March 31, 2013 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  5. IT 6230 – The School-Based Facilitator Or Mediating Teacher…

    Based on the readings and different scenarios I feel that the subject of Internet Safety should be added to each online course in K-12 at the beginning. It should be in a form of short reminder session followed by an electronic consent in a form of sig…

    Trackback by My first blog — April 3, 2013 @ 4:12 pm | Reply


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