My background is fundamentally the same since entering the program, although the milestones are constantly being updated. My initial foray into teaching was with online courses through Royal Roads University, where I had to become comfortable with Moodle (which continues to be an extremely valuable resource to me). When I began teaching face-to-face fulltime at the beginning of 2012, my mission was to just get through the class with the amount of sweating, stuttering, and panic minimized. After a year and a half, I have a solid grasp of the material I am teaching - admittedly not always the case - and am looking to make my classes a bastion of engagement.
Which brings me to 3240. I am active Facebook user, have a Twitter account which I use in a pinch, and have a blog. So it makes me wonder: why do I find a course on this so intimidating?! It could be that aside from the blog, I haven't used these tools in a non-personal situation. This is where I feel I'm missing a tremendous opportunity - if my students are avid Facebook users, am I trying to fight the tides by not embracing this as a valid communication method? Where I find this all very interesting is that my next wave of courses start next week, providing me with a good testing ground for my ideas. I will put a link through to the pages when I have them built and can then dissect and analyze how things are going.