There are a large number of web 2.0 tools that can be utilized on the interenet to increase student learning in your online course. Most learning management systems provide the user with a large number of tools and resources, however, it is often beneficial to access addtional tools that can help improve student learning.
- [Voiceover] In this video I want to go over…some online tools and software…that you can use to improve student learning…in your online course.…If you're using a learning management system,…you likely have a lot of features and functions built in…that allow you to create discussions,…share files and resources, track student progress,…and a wide variety of other tasks.…This doesn't mean, however, that you can't utilize…some additional resources.…Let's take a look at some online tools…to help with collaboration, communication,…audio and video creation, delivering feedback,…and helping connect your students…with an authentic audience.…
My purpose here is to introduce…some of the tools available, however…we're not going to go over the specifics of how to use them.…For collaboration I highly suggest utilizing Google Drive,…which has revolutionized the way we're able to collaborate.…It's free to use and all you have to do…is get a Gmail account in order to have access to it.…In Google Drive you have access to several tools…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities