Confidence with Web Technologies

Teaching Online Using WizIQ

Technology is available, so why not use it?

I’ve been using the Internet and web technologies since the mid 90s and WizIQ since 2007. Technology works when you’re using a good solid program and WizIQ has never let me down. It’s not enough for a web technology program such as WizIQ to be super great. It takes confidence and know how on the part of the user to make sure things work.

Confidence with Technology
Teachers and students are not receiving the support and know how they need to teach and learn online with web technologies. When technology fails them, they are quick to judge and give up. Technology should not be blamed nor should the users be blamed. We should be open to learning and give the tools a chance. We should not give up before learning all about the tools and how they can facilitate instruction and learning. Teachers and students need ongoing encouragement and support so that they can gain the confidence they need to give the tools a chance.

Right Attitude to Technology
Practice does make perfect, but faith is just as important. Don’t be quick to judge and give the tool a chance. You will gain confidence in yourself and in the tool the minute you stop blaming yourself, the tool, or anyone else.

Using the Whiteboard
Teaching online requires a great deal of practice in using instructional tools. The whiteboard offers many opportunities to engage students. Find out how you can facilitate learning using the whiteboard. Join us as we practice to use the whiteboard on January 27, 2013 on WizIQ live class.

Create Courses on WizIQ
Learn how to create courses on WizIQ and use them for courses, conferences, to conduct research. Enroll in the live class now and join in real time on January 27, 2013 and/or view the recordings at any time. There’s value in viewing classes more than once. You can do this online, but will you also tap record your face-to-face classes?

WizIQ Courses

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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