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POT Cert Week 12: mid-term reflection

12 weeks and semester 1 completed already. Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun, and learning loads! Pot Cert has really started to give me great insight into what quality online education might look like and, more importantly for me, how to go about creating it.

This week is a chance to look back and take stock of my learning journey so far.

looking back
looking back

Here’s a series of links to my reflections about my posts and thoughts on what I’ve learnt.

Week 1: Introduction and Start Blogging

Week 2: Teaching and Learning

Week 3: Pedagogy and Course Design I

Week 4: Pedagogy and Course Design II

Week 5: The Online Syllabus

Week 6: Internet Skills and Tools

Week 7: The Online Classroom

Week 8: Creating Community

Week 9: Student Activities

Week 10: Open Platforms for Teaching and Learning

Week 11: Class Resources and Intellectual Property

Finally, I have to say that impressively the POT Cert course is both well structured and well supported, and that I’ve really found the addition of a personal mentor to be an invaluable aspect of the programme. A big thank you to everyone, it’s much appreciated. I look forward to continuing in the Spring semester. Until then…

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  1. Clare Gormley Clare Gormley

    Hi Helen,

    Just wanted to say that I really like your blog! I sometimes struggle with reflective writing myself (not brave enough to go public with my ramblings just yet!) but I think you’ve woven your course reflections with further insights very nicely indeed. Best of luck with it and thanks for sharing.

    • I agree with the above. I’m just starting the EDC MOOC course and I really admire the way you’ve kept up with your progress, and can now reflect back on it at the end. Hope I can manage something similar!
      Best wishes,

      • Thanks Chris for taking the time to drop by my blog and leave a comment. I think that’s what blogging’s all about. Let’s you know that your writing does have an audience, and so it spurs you on to try and do a good job. However, it’s good to write with the attitude that a blog is primarily a piece of personal writing which happens to be on your own bit of the web.

        I can’t wait to start the EDC MOOC in January as the topic is exactly what I’m interested in.

        I’ll be sure to look out for your blog.

  2. Richard ma Richard ma


    I agree that the POT Cert Course is “well-structured” and “well-supported.” I was enrolled in the program not too long ago, and I can sincerely say the pedagogy and the ideas I learned and explored are still relevant and useful not only in the online classes I have taught but even in my on-ground ESL one.

    Glad to see your reflections!

  3. Thank you for your lovely supportive comments. It’s nice to know that there are people ‘out there’ who not only who see this blog but read it, and then take the time to write a comment.

    I’ve found that blogging greatly enhances reflective practice. Granted, you have to carefully consider what you write, as blogging is publishing to the open Web after all, but you just seem to get used to. In fact, I’m kinda ‘sold’ on the idea of integrating blogging into a curriculum or course and supporting learners to develop as bloggers themselves. I’ve added a link to a nice article that takes a look at “Why We Blog”.

    Thanks for commenting.

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