Those of you who’ve signed up for this option have a fair bit of room to explore. The starting points set out in the assignment are these three:
- A resource you already know that’s not listed in A, B, or C quadrants of the assignment sheet – and we noted Google Suite as an example.
- A resource you’ve heard about, haven’t tried and now want to explore (in comparison to one you already know, ideally).
- A mix of resources from A, B or C (as in my example of using Moodle and have a portal set up in MyU Space and am now weighing whether to migrate from these to WordPress or to blend the portal with wordpress for a course platform that’s “mostly open access”).
Email me if you have questions as you select and/or set out a beginning plan to learn more about this wild card option.
For this task, name what you want to learn more about, what you’ve decided to look at comparatively, or what you want to learn more about because you’re not entirely happy with a platform you already use, or maybe need to know something about because you’re moving toward a new teaching post where the school offers only platforms that are all new to you.
Post Your 3-5 Ideas
In all, spend about 15 minutes getting a general sense of whatever it is you’ve chosen to investigate, 30 minutes digging deeper to learn its features for learners and teachers, and another 15 minutes sharing 3-5 ideas as a reply to this post.
Questions to guide you as you’re doing the digging in – and that could launch the 3-5 ideas you share:
As you explore, think as a teacher and as a learner, as much as possible:
- What does this tool do, in general?
- What are a couple of its strengths?
- What are some of its weaknesses?
- What are some red flags about use (privacy, support, logins)?
- What other interesting ideas / questions cross your mind while exploring?
Group Image Created During Session #2