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Ann Randall

Adjunct Professor


Alma Maters: EdS University of Idaho, MS University of Idaho, BS Union College, NE
Classes Taught: EDTECH 522
Countries Traveled To: Germany, Austria, Frances, Belgium, Netherlands, Mexico
Companies Worked For: Boise State University, State of Oregon, Billings Symphony
What is your style of teaching?
Online: learn by doing, lots of student interaction, projects
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Online: blogs, wikis, tutorials, synchronous communication, textbooks, articles, web-hosted articles
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Online: pairs of students create lessons for each other and teach them.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to synthesize new concepts with previous knowledge, ability to apply concepts to real-world situations, quality of projects as measured by rubrics.
What kind of student would love your class?
Conscientious, creative, willing to consider new ideas, engaged with concepts and with classmates.
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be ready and willing to work hard, stay connected throughout the course, and challenge your own thinking.
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Adult learning
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Coordinating creation of a program to teach university faculty how to teach online
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I built a Bloom's Taxonomy tower in 2 virtual worlds: Nova and 3rd Rock Grid, and I recently published a case study about interviewing in virtual worlds.
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
It's tough, but you will learn a lot.

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