Catherine Knott

Introduction

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I teach anthropology courses for Kenai Peninsula College and UAA. I work from Homer, Alaska, where I really enjoy the wildlife, the scenery, and the access to canoeing and hiking and gardening. Focus areas in anthropology include ecological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and regional areas including Africa, North America, and Alaska. I am not very experienced with technology but willing and ready to learn as much as I can.

Goals

-Become proficient at online teaching -Use blogging, video-conferencing and other tools to improve online communication independently -Meet other people who are using online tools for education creatively

Constraints

Slow learner with new technologies; need to write all the steps down. Like to know logical progressions of steps rather than trying to do visual searches for small icons on the screen. Challenges since childhood distinguishing right from left, so telling me to “right-click” will take me a moment.

Successes

Education: Bachelors from Yale, 1981; PhD from Cornell 1993. Publications: various, including a book with Cornell University Press: Living with the Adirondack Forest. Teaching for twenty years. IT small successes: posting to blogs; managing Scoop-it sites for educational purposes; completing several training sessions in IT; using Blackboard for fully online courses for several years. Raised three very interesting, creative and compassionate (and challenging!) children, the youngest of whom will graduate from high school next year. They have been my IT home teachers.

Reflection (Yr 2)

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