Food for thought.
The student ICT
indicators express skills
at specified junctures.
They can be useful
For example, consider;
Use online collaborative
environments to build an Learn something.
information community as a All Learning Place members have unlimited and free access to the Atomic
shared resource to seek
Learning tutorials. The site constitutes a vast range of video tutorials
information and knowledge, work
with others and share.
covering skills and knowledge for a wide range of software. Included are
and; tutorials for the MicroSoft Office Suite, which is a standard install on MOE
use online learning environments computers and teacher laptops. The site also has tutorials for the Adobe
to participate in online courses, Creative Suite for those who have requested an installation.
blended courses and to access
materials and services.
To access the tutorials, you will need to log into BlackBoard and then click
Both of these can be addressed by on the provided link. You can get to BlackBoard here -
incorporating the Learning Place and http://elearn.eq.edu.au
BlackBoard into your learning
eLearning in action. Know the rules.
We all have access to software on our laptops that enables us to create learning Facebook, Twitter and the
resources for our learners. These can be resources used as in class learning rest.
experiences, or accessed outside of class time for homework activities, remedial learning
or extension. Two of the most useful are MicroSoft PowerPoint and Windows Media Did you know it is against policy to
Encoder. communicate with existing students
through these spaces. Section 2.2.2
MicroSoft PowerPoint allows you to create navigable and interactive learning files. As (b) of the Code of Conduct forbids
an example, search online for PowerPoint games. These are great examples of using communication in these forums. Do
PowerPoint beyond a simple slideshow. If interested in learning more, there is a free you have students as friends on
Facebook, or are they following you
course offered by the Learning Place titled “Smart Stuff with PowerPoint.”
on Twitter? You will need to address
Windows Media Encoder allows you to capture everything that is happening on your
screen, plus a voiceover through the onboard microphone or microphone connected to It is also against policy to
the port on the front of your laptop. Imagine demonstrating how to achieve a curriculum communicate with students from your
specific objective on your computer, but capturing and storing that demonstration as a personal private email address.
file that can be accessed anytime. If you believe your curriculum cannot be Policy states you are to use your EQ
demonstrated in this fashion, you could film yourself working on the board and create a email address for these
learning artifact in this manner. communications.
Refer to http://education.qld.gov.au/
In future editions of this newsletter I will link you to specific examples of eLearning in
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