I am a French/ Art teacher at the Downtown Alternative School in Toronto. I’ve gone part-time this year as I’m trying to finish my MET. This, along with ETEC 540, are my 7th and 8th courses. My youngest son started JK this week and the older started grade 4. I spend what free time I can get playing and watching hockey and soccer these days, but where my moral compass tends to point on most issues is still strongly influenced by my rock n’roll youth.
A running theme that I’ve been attracted to throughout my MET studies has been the contrast between those who see eLearning as a democratizing force that can level the playing field and provide equal access to great learning for everyone, versus those who look at eLearning with dollar signs in their eyes. Though I am in the former camp, one must make a living, so I’m hoping that this course can clarify for me where exactly I can find a comfortable position in the gulf between these two points of view.