It’s done. The project is finished (for now – I know I will “tweak” it again when I actually use it in my class). I have created a hybrid module to introduce my students to the field of cybersecurity. Since this is an introductory module, there will be no formal assessment, but instead the students will post a reflection on what they have learned at the end of the module. In addition, I have created a new kind of forum for them to express themselves – I am looking forward to see how they utilize the discussion portions of this module.
I would love for my fellow classmates (and instructor) to look over the module, and offer any suggestions. As I have mentioned before, it’s hard to see problems when you are too close to something.
It has been an interesting journey. I have learned there are both many similarities and many differences between face-to-face classes and online classes. Building community is important in both – we just have to accomplish this in different ways. Discussions can take longer in online classes (since students are working at different times), but it can also be a better way, since normally quiet students can more easily participate.
Project evaluation – if you use the criteria that the module had to be mostly online, and would utilize technology to achieve the learning goal, then my project meets those standards.