Online learning and teaching seems to be a bit mysterious to me, and possibly counterintuitive. After years of using my hands and all of my other senses to teach advanced lab courses, I am now creating online courses. It looks like I will be trying to teach new areas of science without all the tools I have used for years: pipettors, electophoresis equipment, saline solution, cell media, tubes, bottles and cells…even microscopes and slides. Too bad, really, because I’ve been very, very good at it! But times change and so will I.
With my recent foray into sharing my passion for science online at Joanne Loves Science, I think I have a chance to make it work. I’m a quick and astute learner and have many years of face to face (F2F) teaching behind me! Let’s see how I make this happen.
This blog will allow you to follow me (and even help me) as I sort through materials in how to teach online and the science I need to teach courses in “Bioinformatics and Genomics” and also “Evolution and Human Health”.
So welcome. I hope we have a grand time together. Unlike my other site, I will leave the blog posts open. I want, and possibly even need, your assistance and feedback!