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Web Tools for Delivering Learning Resources

Adapt the material you have created to the intended audience

(Source: Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church )

The role as a Networked Teacher is almost like a conductor and when you deliver the learning resource you created it have to be adapted to the intended audience.  Distributed cognition is a common theory for Networked Learning and in a learning environment students assembles and interacts with your learning resource.  In this task you have to explain how you will deliver the material:

A. Before (How do students prepare?) 

B. During (How do students interact?)

C. After (How do students follow up?)

You might only need one of this aspects for delivering, sometimes the before and after are delivered the same way.  The bonus assignment is to try to present both verbal and graphical information according to the modality principle.

Example:  The webzine I mentioned can be used before my presentation, but I would probably also give the students a question to start their own inquiry:  Can you find an example of Networked Learning in your own life?  During the presentation I have divided the material into two YouTube videos: Educator Prophet #1.1 and Educator Prophet #1.2.  This allows me to play the videos in a google hangout if it is a smaller group.  I can also share the screen in Skype or invite participants to a LiveStream.  Finally after the presentation the webzine and recorded LiveStream is available, but I also created a Slideshare.

Task Discussion

  • ericaeducator said:

    Well, in my previous example of the Online Tools for Educators community group, I discussed how this resource was open for all parties involved, whether they had a login name or not.  The login is FREE, so taking a few extra minutes to create an account is no big deal, plus, it allows you to interact with other educators -- they can search through profiles by keywords to network with you as well!

    I use Verizon Thinkfinity's community tool when teaching my graduate level online course entitled Web-Based Multimedia Design for Educators.  Thinkfinity allows you to create groups for free within the community, you just need to have a login in order to do so (again, it's free).  There are a lot of benefits of using Thinkfinity in the class, because it is a free open resource for educators.  One of the things I like most about using it for teaching purposes is that I can create a NEW group for every semester I teach the class, and I have the ability to determine the accessibility of the group.  I always make my course groups PRIVATE so that my students feel as though they can share with one another and not have the rest of the world reading their materials.  That said, I do encourage my students to post to OTHER groups that have been created by other teachers on Thinkfinity, for the purposes of networking with THEIR colleagues in the schools/districts they work in.  

    To introduce the group to my students, I send invitations via email to have the students join.  Then, I send them an email that contains an attachment in PDF format so that they get some additional information about how the community works.  When I create my introduction screencasts for the course, I create one to discuss the syllabus, and another to discuss the class platform (usually eCollege, developed by Pearson) or Wikispaces, which I stopped using because I heard it wasn't going to be a free resource anymore, and I like to model free resources.  Finally, I encourage my students to ask me any additional questions they may have about using the Thinkfinity community group.  

    Please let me know if I should include any additional information for this task.

    on July 28, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
  • PiusUmeigbo said:

    I believe a short introduction is required to put the audience's mind in the right context. Then the subject matter can be discussed via my online blog. Opportunity is made for students to react to the learning; asking questions directly or contributing in response to other student input. Allowance is also made for them to share via social media

    on Oct. 30, 2012, 1:39 a.m.
  • Anonym said:

    please check the latest version of teamviewer

    i think it is the best software for having an online class

    on June 24, 2012, 3 p.m.