I think we should wait until module 6 when we are scheduled to cover modes of learning before we go into detail about tools. This topic needs to focus on open and online pedagogy so the readings need to be about this and the portfolio activity.
So I will leave this here for now. Familiarise yourself with these online tools:
- Moodle and Wikieducator
- Adobe Connect Adobe Connect can be used for both synchronous and asynchronous interactions with students.
Keep these for later.
- Here is reference from Michael Smythe Blended Learning: a transformative process? Look at Appendix 1: Blended Learning Rubric for assistance in the design, redesign or evaluation of blended courses.
- Explore some of these online tools to engage students in online learning: Jennifer Dorman Slideshare
- Consider one of the ten Strategies for engaging learners in a blended environment suggested by Jeffery et al. and reflect on a new activity/resource/tool/task that you have used in Moodle to engage your own learners in an online environment (maximum 100 words). If you have not used Moodle before, perhaps you would prefer to reflect on another technology tool that could be used to achieve the same outcome.