Choosing the Best Technology

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Desired Competencies Rationale Related Activities Potential Technologies
Information literacyGlobal practiceDigital literacyEthical practice

Preparation for success

  • Exposure to, awareness of , contribute to external
  • activity
  • conversations
  • resources
  • techniques and approaches
  • Appropriate referencing
  • Appropriately equip the 21st Century graduate
  • Managing information load
  • Multi-dimensional evaluation
  • Sharing and reviewing online resources
  • Connecting with outside experts/communities
  • Check for plagiarism
  • Media making/mashups
  • Digital storytelling
  • Copyright/Creative Commons discussions
  • Activities relevant and authentic to discipline
  • Embedded activities for generic attributes
  • Contextual prompts to evaluate sources
  • Social bookmarking
  • RSS feeds/aggregators
  • Blogs
  • Slideshare
  • Media (YouTube or podcast)
  • Library
  • Social Bookmarking/Diigo
Self-directed learningReflective practiceEngaged learningCo-learning

Quality learning environment & experience

  • Negotiate understanding
  • Feedback on the course
  • Reflection on learning
  • Global practice
  • Consistency of experience (equity)
  • Problem/case-based learning
  • Flexible access to material
  • Project planning and management
  • Student self-tests
  • Teacher (& technology) as facilitator of learning
  • Choice of modes and activities
  • Access to technology (eg mobile devices)
  • Agreed code of conduct
  • Wiki
  • BB groups
  • Quiz/survey
  • Media (YouTube or podcast)
  • Choice of (ability to explore) media
  • Online resources
  • Mobile learning (iPhone)
  • Library
Giving & receiving feedback
  • Multiple perspectives
  • Feedback on performance
  • Collaborative writing
  • Group negotiation and planning
  • Assessment of team work
  • Review (eg groupwork)
  • Publishing
  • Reflection
  • Wiki
  • Blogs
  • Discussion forum
  • Peer review (BB)
  • Voicethread
Working in teamsCollaborative practice
  • Negotiate understanding
  • Multiple perspectives
  • (for instructor) management of group work
  • Digital literacy
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaborative writing
  • Group negotiation and planning
  • Project planning and management
  • Problem/case-based learning
  • Assessing team contribution
  • Media based projects
  • Variety of communication styles supported
  • Wiki
  • Blogs
  • BB groups
  • Peer review (BB)
  • Media (YouTube or podcast)
  • RSS
  • Moderated discussion
Critical reviewingCritical thinkingIndependent learning
  • Negotiate understanding
  • Multiple perspectives
  • Feedback
  • Practice in critical reviewing and thinking
  • Reflecting
  • Debating
  • Reviewing
  • Social knowledge building
  • Review/commentary of online material
  • Give & receive feedback
  • Blogs
  • Discussion forum
  • Voicethread
  • Media (YouTube or podcast)
  • RSS
  • Peer review
Synthesis of learningApply learning (at high-level)
  • Able to solve new problems
  • Application of knowledge in integrated way
  • Experience ‘authentic’ practice
  • Integrative (could be group) project
  • Problem/case-based learning activities
  • Authentic voice via video/audio
  • Simulations eg virtual experiments
  • Animations
  • Group tools
Written communication
  • Negotiate understanding
  • Contribute to external
  • activity
  • conversations
  • resources
  • Appropriate referencing
  • Reflecting
  • Debating
  • Reviewing
  • Publishing
  • Check for plagiarism
  • Blogs
  • Discussion forum
  • Slideshare
  • Twitter
  • RSS
NumeracyTechnical competency
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Logic
  • Computational competencies
  • Problem solving
  • Pattern recognition
  • Computer software
  • Webassign
  • Graphing calculators
  • (Fly, Geogebra)
  • Online mathematics tools
Oral communicationPresentation skillsLanguage proficiency
  • Multidimensional compentency oral English
  • Sharing audio/video material
  • Presenting
  • Digital storytelling
  • Audio/video discussion and feedback
  • Voicethread
  • Media (YouTube or podcast)
  • Slideshare
  • Podcasting

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Last modified: November 27, 2013

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