The second module of #EDUC5101G (Digital Tools for Knowledge Construction) @uoitmed looks at analyzing and categorizing online digital tools and systems for education. I figured that I would start course participants off by compiling an off-the-cuff (and far from exhaustive!) list of types of online digital tools frequently used by teachers and learners. I’ve also posed a few questions for consideration in the Week 3 round of blog posts.
Types of Online Digital Tools and Systems for Education:
- Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
- Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)
- Learning Object Repositories
- Academic and Scientific Databases
- Resource Storage / Sharing
- Collaborative Workspaces
- Scheduling Tools
- Web Authoring and Hosting
- Multimedia Production
- Document Production
- Graphics and Images
- Video Production
- Multimedia Hosting / Publishing
- Communication Tools
- Discussion Forums
- Social Media
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Survey Tools
- Online Polling
- Data Analysis Tools
- Environmental Data Collection (Sensors, etc)
Week 3 Blogging Questions
Considering the (far from exhaustive) list of types of online digital tools:
- What types of tools do you think are missing?
- What types of tools from the list have you used as a teacher? As a student? (Can you provide examples?)
- Which of those tools have you found most (and least) useful as a teacher? As a student? Why?
- Which types of tools from the list have you NOT personally used as a teacher or student? Why?
- Find an example of that type of tool that might be useful in your personal teaching / learning context.
- What would be your first questions / steps when evaluating how (or if) you would use such an online tool? (We’ll be looking at more formal assessment strategies for digital tools over the next few weeks!)