Online Teaching & Learning Tools - SlideShare & Evernote

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This presentation was an assessment task for my Online Teaching & Learning Course at WITS University.

The task was to research 2 tools that provide opportunities for teaching and learning online and to present the merits and challenges of each.

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Online Teaching & Learning Tools - SlideShare & Evernote

  1. 1. Online Teaching & Learning Tools SlideShare & Evernote
  2. 3. <ul><li>SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars. </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare lets members customise their profile pages and share information publicly or privately </li></ul>
  3. 4. SlideShare allows users to: <ul><li>Download presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Embed on blogs, websites, company intranets </li></ul><ul><li>Share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Zipcast: live chat </li></ul><ul><li>Slidecast: sync mp3 audio with slides to record a lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Embed YouTube videos inside presentations </li></ul>
  4. 6. Using SlideShare as a learning tool <ul><li>Information is presented in a structured/familiar format </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can upload their own presentations/host live chats </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use/navigate (no software download required) </li></ul><ul><li>Once registered, learners can access millions of free presentations outside of the subject area </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Facilitators need to teach learners how to design effective presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Danger = no further engagement with the material, learners may simply download presentations without reading them </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of unrelated information on the site could be overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers have no control of the quality of the external presentations that students choose to look at </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Evernote gives users the ability to capture and archive notes from their real and digital lives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website clips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Once added, notes are organised, indexed and made searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Users can tag their notes and add them to different ‘notebooks’ </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Evernote allows users to sync and upload notes from their phones and computers </li></ul>
  8. 11. Using Evernote as a learning tool <ul><li>Teaches students how to capture and organise information </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps all digital notes in one place – easy to store </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can create content-rich digital notebooks for every subject </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for students to learn creative layout and presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Syncs information with cellphones so students can use it anywhere, anytime </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Students need to download software and need to be taught how to use the program </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator will have to host workshops teaching students how to use the software as a tool for collating/archiving research </li></ul><ul><li>Danger = students misuse the software/don’t make use of it </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of information stored could be overwhelming </li></ul><ul><li>Locating information could become frustrating </li></ul>

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