This blog was started as my reflections on the 2011 Change MOOC. It is now an on going journal of my thoughts on Higher Education, specifically teaching Biology.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Reflection of Fall 2013: Reaching a limit

Fall 2013 is where I met my limit to how much I can do.  Our campus move to D2L was anything but seamless, and the administrative decisions left the system outdated for what I needed.  In frustration, I decided to take all of my classes and labs to my old LMS (Moodle Based).  I made the decision late, and ended out  building things all semester for 5 different classess affecting >350 students.  

This semester is going better, but I reached the point where the changes burdened me and affected my instruction.  Nothing was particullarly new (except how final grades were calculated), and individual components had been used before; the burden came from transferring and building the various activities.

Now I have the answer for people about when does flipping/hybridizing a class become too much.