Discussion: Reflections on Online Learning and TeachingDaudelin (1996) provides a definition of reflection that explicitly captures its relation to learning: “Reflection is the process of stepping back from an experience to ponder, carefully and persistently, its meaning to the self through the development of inferences; learning is the creation of meaning from past or current events that serves as a guide for future behavior.” (p. 39). Reflecting on your own online learning and/or teaching experiences enriches the design, instruction, and facilitation decisions you will make as an online instructor. As Simonson and Schlosser indicate in the course text reading for this week, basing your online course design in best practices and past experiences will positively influence your students’ learning experiences.In this Discussion, you will reflect on your own experiences in the online learning environment—either as a student or as an instructor. Consider the following:What were your best and worst online learning and teaching experiences? Why?How might these online learning experiences impact how you may design and teach future online courses?
By Day 3Post your reflection in the Discussion section of the classroom. Identify elements of your best and worst online experiences as a learner and/or as a teacher. Describe how your past experiences will impact and inform how you design and facilitate the online courses you will teach in the future. Be sure to support your response with references to this week’s Learning Resources.