Does the image below represent the notion of participatory action research? What's missing?
I'll be trying Schoology for the first time this semester for the three courses that I plan to teach this fall (2014): applied linguistics, composition (3rd semester), and composition (5th semester). All of the resources for the three courses will reside both within Schoology as well as outside of Schoology: public websites, virtual library databases, etc.
Google Drive (documents) will be used within Schoology where learners will be able to create the written word as well as collaborate and cooperate with each other. As their instructor, I will also be able to interact with their creations and ideas as well.
Most ad hoc videos created throughout the semester will be recordings of Google+ Hangouts on Air that will be posted as Google Events within the TILL Community. Also, certain classes may also involve Google+ Hangouts on Air (such as poetry readings) so that learners have exposure to authentic audiences for their classroom performances. All authentic performances will also be recorded so that learners can self-assess and use it potentially as a performance-based teacher portfolio.
Throughout the semester I will be putting together my thoughts and experiences together using Scrivener (for the applied linguistics course only). Periodically, I will be compiling the data in Scrivener to a PDF file which will be shared to Dropbox (and accessible to learners via Schoology). This will allow learners to not only have access to information for reviewing content covered in class, but also will give them the opportunity to provide feedback to the document itself.
These are the learning technologies that I plan to use next semester in order for my learners to be more engaged with the content and each other. My intent is also to be as accessible as possible as I anticipate using not only my MacBook Air but various mobile devices to access information and student communications related to the three courses.
What learning technologies are you currently using or that you plan to use in the future? To what end?