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Best practices in emerging tools for use in the open distance learning

Best practices in emerging tools for use in the open distance learning

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  • 1. Best Practices of Emerging Tools for Learning B S Bhullar HK
  • 2. Outline• Emerging Technologies for Learning• Best Breed Tools• Our Understanding of Best Practices• About the course• Emerging Edu Tech for HBSC 1103• Challenges
  • 3. Emerging Technologies for Learning• Technical innovations• Contemporary advances in IT How can we leverage on the above in learning?
  • 4. Best of Breed Tools 2011 by C4LPT• Social networks and community platforms• Twitter - micro-sharing site Facebook - social network LinkedIn - prof social network Edmodo - edu social networking site Google+ - social network Yammer - private microsharing platform Ning - private social networking platform Buddypress - social networking software• Blogging• WordPress - blogging tool Blogger/Blogspot - blogging tool Posterous - blogging software Edublogs - educational blogging tool Weebly - website/blog software
  • 5. • Wiki tools• Wikispaces - wiki tool PBWorks - wiki tool Google Sites - wiki/website tool• Photo-sharing and editing• flickr - photo sharing site Picasa - photo organiser• Animation tools• Adobe Flash - animation authoring• Audio tools• Audacity - sound editor/recorder iTunes and iTunesU• Video creation and hosting tools• YouTube - video-sharing tool Animoto - videos from images TED Talks - inspirational videos Vimeo - video sharing site iMovie - Video editing software Khan Academy - learning platform TeacherTube - edu video sharing site
  • 6. • Screen capture and screencasting tools• Jing - screen capture tool Camtasia- screencasting tool Snagit - screen capture tool Screenr - screencasting tool Screencast-0-matic - online screen recorder• Document creation and hosting tools• Google Docs - collaboration suite (incl Google Forms) Word - word processing software Scribd - document sharing tool OpenOffice - office suite Etherpad + clones - real-time text collab• Presentation creation and hosting tools• Google Docs - collaboration suite (incl Google Forms) Prezi - presentation software Slideshare - presentation sharing site PowerPoint - presentation software Voicethread - collaborative slideshows OpenOffice - office suite
  • 7. • Mindmapping• Mindmeister - mindmapping software bubblus - collaborative mind mapping tool• File and resource sharing• Dropbox - file synching software LiveBinders - 3-ring binder for the web• Social bookmarking and annotation tools• diigo - social annotation tool Delicious - social bookmarking tool• Email• Gmail - web-based email service Outlook - email client• Live communication and conferencing tools• Skype - instant messaging/VoIP tool Adobe Connect - web conferencing tool Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate - web conferencing BigBlueButton - web conferencing Fuze meeting - web conferencing
  • 8. Our understanding of … Cloud Free User- friendly Purpose Best PracticesAccessible Engaging Meaningful
  • 9. About HBSC 1103 A course under the Bac. Of Teaching majoring in Sc. (with Honours) Fundamental of the teaching and learning of scienceFoundation for teachers to plan effective science lessons
  • 10. Emerging Educational Technologies for HBSC 1103 Content Sharing of Experience voki HBSC 1103Din Studio You Tube Course (blog) Dropbox Slide Share Interactive Community Learning Building facebook Polldaddy Twitter
  • 11. Emerging Educational Technologies for HBSC 1103• Voki (http://www.voki.com/ )• You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/ )• Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com/)• Din Studio (blog) (http:// www.dinstudio.com/)• Polldaddy (http://polldaddy.com/)• facebook (http://www.facebook.com/)
  • 12. voki - Tutor’s Avatar An introduction to HBSC 1103 • Concept of Science • Behavioural Learning Theories • Cognitive Learning Theories • Constructivism Learning Theories • Inquiry Learning Approach • Problem-based Learning Approach • Experiments, discussion, simulations & projects
  • 13. voki -How can it be used?• Gain attention• Introduce a course• Tell your instructions to the class• Insert it to your blog/fb/web/ etc… for student to access it
  • 14. You Tube – Show Me• Learning outcome: Apply Skinner’s theories in the teaching of science• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_9ZZaPD tPk&feature=related
  • 15. You Tube -How can it be used?• Create and upload video for sharing• Search and view ready made videos• Demonstrate the concept for enhancing understanding
  • 16. Dropbox – Share It-Pull It
  • 17. Dropbox-How can it be used?• Upload digital content for storing and sharing – Notes – Slides – Video – Etc…• Leaners can “pull” content according to their needs
  • 18. Din Studio (blog)- Learning Journal http://shareoum.dinstudio.com/
  • 19. Din Studio (blog) -How can it be used?• Learners record & share their experience with their peers and tutor• A life journal of their learning experience• Tutor will know the extend the content is being applied by the learners
  • 20. Facebook - Discussion
  • 21. facebook –how can it be used?• For updating information• Discussion on issues/concepts in the course• Sharing of ideas & information• “Facebook killer”
  • 22. Polldaddy – Topical Quiz
  • 23. Polldaddy – How can it be used?• Create surveys, polls, and quizzes• Collect responses via your website, e-mail, iPad, Facebook, and Twitter• Generate and share performance reports
  • 24. Challenges• Conceptualisation of learning instructions• Search of appropriate materials & emerging technologies• Familiarisation with emerging educational technologies• Motivating learners in believing/participating in educational technologies
  • 25. Thank you