The Ways We Learn - Course Technology Computing Conference


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The Ways We Learn - Course Technology Computing Conference

Presenter: Linda Steele, Bellevue University

There are growing multicultural education and exchange programs across the globe. These are making many high schools and colleges in the United States realize the importance of understanding different learning styles among students with different cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Developing culturally sensitive and adaptive course materials has become more and more important in today's course designs. Doing so helps students from different backgrounds to absorb and understand the essence of the course content better. Delivering knowledge to students with different cultural background can be quite a challenge if the delivery methods have not been aligned with the appropriate adaptation strategies and techniques in the classroom. In this session, we will explore the different free software and online resources, such as Google+, Web-Based Applications, Mobile Apps for Android and Apple Devices, and Learning Style Assessment Tools. These tools are widely used in various countries, including the United States, to identify different learning styles. In addition, they help students and instructors alike improve their communication and learning experience. Furthermore, these tools can also promote peer to peer learning, stimulate discussions, and enhance group project assignment outcomes by leveraging students' strengths based on their cultural experience and learning styles.

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The Ways We Learn - Course Technology Computing Conference

  1. 1. The Ways We Learn Enhancing Diverse Cultural and Learning Styles with Technology By Linda Steele
  2. 2. Differences in Cultures
  3. 3. Differences in Cultures
  4. 4. Different Learning Styles - West
  5. 5. Different Learning Styles - East
  6. 6. Areas of Coursework Affected • Linguistic Pitfalls • Assignment Expectations • Classroom/Group Participation • Plagiarism • Critical Thinking
  7. 7. What Can We Do To Help? Encourage to seek out for resources Develop culturally sensitive and adaptive materials Provide lecture notes or videos Encourage small group work Set guideline for assignment expectations
  8. 8. Video: Google App for Education
  9. 9. Google Apps for Education
  10. 10. Video: Learning Language with Skype
  11. 11. Skype for Group Projects Calls with Group Members Instant Messaging and Voicemail Video Chats Sharing Files Presentation Screen Sharing
  12. 12. Skype Video Chat - Professors and Students •Feedback to Students •Tutoring Students •Be Available •Virtual Chat with Experts
  13. 13. Video: Flip Classroom
  14. 14. • Move lecture material out of the classroom Flipped Classroom • Move “assignments/labs” into the classroom • More discussion and practice Encourage critical thinking skills.
  15. 15. • Twitter is a social network and real-time communication service • Only allows upto 140 characters for a single tweet • Using hashtag to tag keywords or topics in a tweet
  16. 16. Video: Using Twitter for Education
  17. 17. • Use to schedule Tweets as different users
  18. 18. WhatsApp? WeChat?
  19. 19. Video: WhatsApp
  20. 20. Video: WeChat
  21. 21. Use WeChat or What’sApp for Learning
  22. 22. Do You Use WhatsApp or WeChat? Let’s Try to Connect on WeChat! (402) 515-4491
  23. 23. The Ways We Learn Enhance Learning Experience with Technologies Questions?
  24. 24. The Ways We Learn Enhance Learning Experience with Technologies Thank You!