In a nutshell - I'm a physics major working on completing a combined B.Sc/B.Ed with a technology specialization at the University of Lethbridge. I'm fairly quiet, introverted, and enjoy my solitude. I'm older than most students in the program, and have some previous post-secondary schooling already complete. I drive a Mac right now, but have exhaustive experience with Windows also.
I've taken two online learning classes at the U of L - they both just finished a week ago; one was about virtual reality systems in education, the other was a communications technology course. Both were intended to help broaden my horizons as to some options and ideas around online learning.
For ED4767 at the U of L, I'm hoping to learn more about some efficient ways to interact with students via online LMS, and how to get them more engaged. My experience with using moodle for a science 10 class didn't turn out the way I was hoping - so maybe there are a few things to learn :)
In connecting with members of this class, I will be using more comments and feedback, youtube, brainshark, mind mapping, etc. I will attempt to find something new - might be a challenge for me, though (most things are just a different twist to something I've already tried).
I've also created my first Glog here with some of the same info: http://www.glogster.com/deschnell/dwayne-intro/g-6klenfnoir9k5t55s8k65a0 I'm not too sure I'm a fan of how it works, I'll have to play with it some more.
Have a good day exploring! Leave some comments below to introduce yourself, and share links to your portfolios. :)