Category Archives: Announcement

First Synchronous Session Recording

Greetings Everyone,

Nice speaking with you all on Tuesday evening. Here’s the recording of our session in case you missed it need to refer back.

We briefly discussed my expectations for your upcoming weekly writings and article reviews assignments. I’d also like to highlight the rubrics for  weekly writing and your article reviews.

Please also remember the importance of community participation, especially through your posts and comments on the posts of your peers.

I look forward to seeing this week’s work!




First Synchronous Session – Poll Results!

Greetings Everyone!

survey-saysThe results are in and we have arrived at a consensus! Looks like we’re meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, September 9th) at 5:00 PM, Alaska Standard Time. We will use Blackboard Collaborate. You will find the link to the session under “Blackboard Collaborate” within this course in Blackboard.

You’ll want to download the Collaborate Launcher well before trying to join our session – it is an 85 MB download. You’ll be prompted for the download when you try and join.  Tbbcolaboratehe “room” is already open, so feel free to join today or earlier tomorrow and test out your connection. It is always a good idea to connect to a synchronous session at least 10 minutes early.

Also, a  couple folks have asked about the article reviews: I’m looking for your critical analysis of the research, findings, methods, and overall significance of the work. When you’re done, please post to the blog under the category, “article review.”

As ever, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

See you all tomorrow (virtually)!



Here’s the public link to our session. It is better to join through Blackboard if you are able. If you are not – give this a try.

Doodle Poll Coming Soon

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Welcome everyone. Nice job on the introductions – keep up the good work! I’ll send out a Doodle Poll tomorrow (Friday) for our first synchronous meeting. We’ll try to schedule that for next week. This was dawn in Fairbanks this morning. -Owen

Welcome to Online Pedagogy!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to ED F655: Online Pedagogy. This is a  University of Alaska Fairbanks  (UAF) course, being offered through  UAF eCampus and Distance Education.

I’m looking forward to working with you this semester and I hope  you find the study of quality online teaching and learning experiences as interesting and inspiring as I do!

To get started, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this site. (The main navigation is at the top of the page: Home, Syllabus, Assignments, Schedule, Rubrics, Blackboard.) Read the syllabus and look over the schedule. You’ll also want to verify that you can successfully log into Blackboard. When you’re ready to begin the course, go to the Orientation page of this site (located under Assignments) to get started. Don’t delay! Your first assignments are due by midnight September 6.