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D4L Technologies Module

Technological Tools for Teaching

Reviewing and Evaluating Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

Learning Activity 2. Reviewing and Evaluating Tools for Online Teaching and Learning May 1

Category 1. Graphics, Multi-media Software sites.

Category 2. Classroom Communications Software sites.

Category 3. Choosing Support and Management (LMS) Options for Online Teaching and Learning.

  1. Choose one of the tools from the Topic 2 Resources List, that you think you might use for your Capstone project instruction.
  2. Review and Evaluate the tool using the criteria below.
  3. Draft a script for screen casting a 5 minute demonstration of the tool you've chosen.
  4. Post your draft script to this forum by May 1.
    1. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for informational graphics in the instructional strategy? (e.g., screen captures of database features, pictures of people, places, things, procedures?)
    2. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for video in the instructional strategy? (e.g., video clips of procedures such as searching a database, clinical treatment, interactions between real-people, places, and things?)
    3. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for audio in the instructional strategy?
      • Recorded voice overs/lectures?
      • Synchronous audio - e.g., Webcasts
    4. Does the specific tool create or edit:
      • still screen capture - single graphic ?
      • editing/integration of graphic file
      • motion screen captures - video clip
      • editing/integration of externally produced video
      • editing/integration of externally recorded audio voice
      • editing/integration of synchronous audio (e.g., voice over IP)
      • text annotation
    5. Do you think you can use the tool to do what you want it to do? OR will you need to hire or otherwise work with a technical expert (e.g., videographer, recording engineer, graphic artist, computer systems administrator, etc.)
    1. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for classroom communications?
      • teacher to learner (one-way one to one)?
      • teacher to learners (one-way one to many)?
      • teacher to learner and learner to teacher (interactive one to one)?
      • teacher to learner(s), learner(s) to teacher, and learner(s) to learner(s) (interactive group discussions) ?
    2. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for text-based communication in any of the modes above?
      • synchronous?
      • asynchronous?
    3. Does your instructional design plan indicate a need for audio communications in any of the modes above? (video?)
      • Recorded lectures?
      • Synchronous audio - e.g., Webcasts
    4. Does the specific tool create or edit:
      • editing/integration of recorded audio voice
      • editing/integration of synchronous audio (e.g., voice over IP)
      • text annotation
    5. Do you think you can use the tool to do what you want it to do? OR will you need to hire or otherwise work with a technical expert (e.g., videographer, recording engineer, graphic artist, computer systems administrator, etc.)
    1. Keeping your instructional design plans in mind, describe how an LMS might be used to implement your instructional design plans.
    2. Begin to Consider How will you Implement your Instructional Design Plan?
    3. Begin thinking about how your instructional design will be implemented as instruction/instruction.  Consider the context - physical environment, library type,  online teaching options, etc.
    4. Think about which technologies you might use and how you will use them.
    5. Share your ideas to this forum if you wish.
This project is administered by the South Central Regional Library Council with funding from the Institue for Museum and Library Services.