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As an Introduction to myself I offer insights into my favorite vacations spot, books I’ve read and some thoughts on teaching.

I don’t have a favorite vacation spot. Just having resettled on Texada Island I’m thoroughly enchanted with my new local and don’t envision vacationing for a while.

Recently I been reading a few crime suspense novels by PD James, James Patterson and Jonathon Kellerman.

The most important characteristic of high quality online learning environments are their accessibility, giving everyone the opportunity to take part. Within such environments it is important that the sites are engaging and induce students think learn independently and critically.

In my view, the most important aspect of any teaching format is having respect for each and every student. With respect comes the desire to treat each student individually and have them reach their potential.

I guess my constant question regarding online teaching revolves around learning how to engage individual students.


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  1. Thanks for this post, Ron!

    I admit that I’m a little jealous of your relocation to Texada. Although I have never been on that particular island, I have visited other Gulf islands and thoroughly enjoyed my times there. The picture in the header of your blog seems to indicate that you are enjoying yourself!

    I appreciate that you highlight accessibility as an important feature of high quality learning environments, and that is a key feature that I am hoping to maximize in this series of courses. A key part of that is the Creative Commons license, which allows not only free access, but free use and reuse.

    The other features you mention (independent, critical thought; respect for students; and engagement), follow from this open access and open thinking in the course. Over time, I expect that we will generate a vibrant community of people connected to TRU-OL who are publicly sharing their thoughts and practices on the open web.

    Thanks again, I’m looking forward to your insights.


    Also, it looks like you are on the right track with setting up your categories.


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