I didn't know what it was until I looked up the word, but it turns out that I'm a constructivist. It goes with the territory in kinesiology. I'm a big believer in learning by doing. That's not to say I don't do any lecturing in my classes but I try to keep it to a minimum.
This week in my online class I have the students exploring anatomy of different muscles via several websites. We then have moved into a new technology territory, developing a wiki. In groups they are developing a page of different exercises for the muscles they studied this week. They are critiquing their groups' posts and offering suggestions and modifications for each others exercises. We will then use these wiki posts to do a postural assessment assignment that we do in class (hybrid class).
I had two students who seem to be having trouble. I have sent them to the help videos on the wiki site, made a Jing screencast for one of them and sent them to student help. I usually am very strict about due dates but I've decided to not grade the first wiki post until next week, when I grade the second post to allow those having technology difficulties a bit of extra time.
I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out.