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Free Tools for your online courses

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A very interesting collection of free tools

 

Are learning styles important?

Interesting reflexion: Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (e.g. visual, auditory, kinaesthetic)

https://eltplanning.com/2016/05/01/learning-styles-important-or-not/

Top 10 Books on Teaching

An interesting selection for reading this summer. A good opportunity to review the most prominent education experts.

Top 10 Books on Teaching

MOOCs and Libraries, a possible combination?

An interesting reflection in the article “Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries” By Ian Chant, describing how libraries can support and encourage the construction and use of MOOCs.

According to Stephen Downes, libraries were characterized, even in the digital age, as a closed environment, limited to users of the nearby environment (students, teachers, researchers, readers, […]

Week 24: Summarize, assess and contribute

List of links to all my posts for the year

Week 1 – Getting started with Program For Online Teaching class

It’s just my presentation and a description of my own experience about online teaching and my particular expectative with this program.

Week 2: Teaching and Learning Online

Starting with the program readings, and […]

W20: Educational Technology and Instructional Design

A hard week full of definitions, reflections and summaries. But at the same time, and there’s the key, an entertaining week. This week included subjects of particular importance to the design of learning content and activities with the support of ICT.

Instructional technology

As explained by the definition, the term educational technology is often associated […]

Finding Free Images for Your Classroom

Often when You’re developing online teaching materials, You need to add images and photographs. You can find copyright images and pictures, but with different descriptions of what is legal or not to use. The point is that you can find free images and here you will find good tips.

Finding Free Images for Your Classroom.

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Week 14: Creating Class Elements Part 2: Audio and video

Catching up …

A week exploring interesting web applications I already knew and had used. Always good to refresh your memory!. The highlight was updating a presentation on Slideshare with a “robotic” voice produced with a free text to speech web software. It was a new learning. Ejeyot was a discovery, simple to use, but […]

Week 13: Creating Class Elements Part 1: Images and screenshots

The Ko & Rossen, Chapter 9: Creating Courseware and Using Web 2.0 Tools provide good tips about designing web pages for instruction.

A detail: on page 251, the author is unclear to distinguish the use of sans-serif vs serif fonts.

The use of sans-serif for titles and headers, serif for the body of the text […]

Week 11: Intellectual Property and Accessibility

The main disadvantage of the reading of this week (Chapter 8: Copyright, Intellectual Property) is that applies to the United States only.

This American perspective needs to be complemented with others perspectives like the European. JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee), who drive innovation in UK education and research presents a good analysis […]