New Literacies In Education. By: Christina Stymfal Lianne Fitzgerald Suk T Hong Victoria Louise Leon. Online Classes. “ E-learning” or electronic learning was the common name before “online classes”. The Beginning of E-Learning.
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New Literacies In Education
By: Christina Stymfal
Suk T Hong
Victoria Louise Leon
“E-learning” or electronic learning was the common name before “online classes”.
The Beginning of
Distance and E-learning are becoming more vital each year in the world of higher education. Although E-Learning began several years ago there have been many improvements to benefit learning activities in academics.
This site shows the movement before the 1920s. http://www.coe.uh.edu/courses/cuin6373/idhistory/before1920.html
By 2006 nearly 3.5 billion students were participating in online learning in the United States.
Examples that are familiar at the University of Arizona: the use of Blackboard and Desire 2 Learn (D2L)
Online classes prevent the ability of face to face interaction.
The lack of social aspects (classroom interaction, one on one time with the professor).
Most forms of communication are written.
Self-paced. You are responsible for checking online to make sure assignments are due by the deadline.
Possible feelings of isolation of questions or technical issues appear in the class.
Blog is a type of website, maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary or other material such as graphics or videos.
Used in education to:
blogger.com & wordpress.com
Easy way to create a class website
Students gain feeling of ownership
Easy for instructor to know what students think and feel about the class
Easy way to practice and improve writing skills
Takes time to keep blog updated
Students may not blog if they are not required to
May be difficult for students with lower computer skills
Could encourage sloppy writing habits similar to email and instant messaging
Picture taken from http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=2619
Must have access to a handheld device which supports ebooks or a computer
Do not have a hard copy of the text
Cannot be sold back for a fraction of the original price
A Smart Board is an electronic whiteboard that projects information from a computer screen and allows teachers and students to interact with the information on the screen.
Used in education to:
The equipment necessary for using a smart board, including the board, the projector, and the wiring, may cost upwards of $2500 or more.
Sometimes it is very difficult to write legibly on the board.
Standing in front of the screen to write may cast a shadow across the information projected on the board.
Use of this technology requires teachers to be proficient with using the equipment.