tech-compass

eLearning Compass (PDF)

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

Original source: http://telt.unsw.wikispaces.net/Selecting+technologies

About the Author:

Jennifer is an instructional designer at UAF eLearning with over 20 years experience working with faculty. She is interested in emergent technologies such as augmented reality, interactive media, and wearable devices and how these trends fit into successful educational experiences. She also enjoys painting, photography, travel and exploring wilderness areas off the grid. Connect with Jennifer at jmossdesign.com

This page was last updated on : Oct 30, 2014