Sorry I haven't posted any discussions - at least up to this point.
I'm working with faculty on my campus to help them build online courses. I have a lot of the technology down, but, I must admit, I don't have the pedagogy clear in my head. I'm familiar with the online concept of building collaborative teams using an LMS like blackboard and synchronous and asynchronous tools, but I haven't come across an online environment that can equal a "real live" class.
I'm looking for some direction here. Building online communities to discuss courses like calculus, chemistry, and physics just doesn't seem to exist. There are a lot of online labs, and publishers have created online text books along with associated online labs like mylab, but it just seems difficult to build in f2f presentation, problem solving, discussions etc. environment. Has anyone had success teaching an online course? and if so, how did you build in the 1:1 simulation?