Virtual School Meanderings

August 12, 2018

EDTECH537 – End Of Course

Approximately seven weeks ago I posted an entry entitled EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom that described a course I have been teaching for the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University this summer semester.  As today is the final day of the course, I wanted to post an annual summary entry.  So during the semester I have posted weekly messages to describe what I was asking the students to do and the readings I had assigned.

I have also posted entries for all of the activities I have asked of the students:

I have also posted sample blog entries for each of the different types of entries that I have asked of the students.

Finally, during Week 5 I asked the students to participate in blogging in three different formats (and posted a sample entry for one of those):

This year I also made a point of highlighting things in the monthly statistics entries for my EDTECH537 students.

I always post this summary message for those folks who haven’t been following along for the past seven weeks, as I suspect this will be the closest I ever get to one of those # days to a better blog series.


  1. Dr. Barbour,
    Thank you for the awesome instruction! I learned so much! I really appreciate all of the resources you provided throughout the course and via email. See you online!
    Philomena :)

    Comment by Philomena1970 — August 12, 2018 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Philomena! I hope that you’ve completed the course evaluation for EDTECH537. Often times it is only the disgruntled students that expect top marks for a lackluster performance that complete those evaluations. :)

      Comment by Michael Barbour — August 12, 2018 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

      • Yes sir…I filled out the evaluation. You will probably recognize mine by some of the things you helped me with as I was very complimentary. I hope you stay safe and thanks again for a great class!
        Philomena :)

        Comment by Philomena1970 — August 13, 2018 @ 6:35 pm

      • Thanks Philomena!!! Things have settled down here now. Fire is completely contained, and I believe it may even been out (except a couple of hotspots).

        Hopefully you’ll be able to use some of this when your own students return in a couple of weeks time. Best of luck with the new school year and keep in touch!

        Comment by Michael Barbour — August 13, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

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