Gamification is the process for creating engaging learning environments by introducing game elements: permission to fail, out-of-box thinking and fostering a sense of control, on top of traditional learning environments will create a rich learning experience that is impactful in improving learning (Kapp, 2012). One example of gamification that teachers can use within education is introducing… Continue reading Gamification
As discussed in previous blogs, there are many different types of digital technology that can be used to enhance learning within education. However, there are three specific digital tools that will be focused on to evaluate them and compare them again st each other. These will be Kahoot, Moodle, and Facebook. Kahoot This specific digital… Continue reading Comparison and Evaluation
There are two types of learning that can occur within education: Blended and Flipped. Blended learning is referred to as the integration of both online and face-to-face strategies (Hew & Cheung, 2014, p. 2). A combination has now been made with e-learning, the traditional classroom methods and independent study in order to create a new hybrid… Continue reading Blended or Flipped Learning?
Social Media is known as a collection of online communication channels based on input from the community, interaction, content sharing and collaboration (TechTarget, 2016, online). Websites and applications that are either dedicated to forums, blogging or social networking are all types of social media. A few examples of these are: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Linked-In,… Continue reading Social Media in Education
Authoring tools are available to help you develop your digital learning resources. In simple terms, an authoring tool is an e-learning course creation tool (Blake, 2016, online). Learning resources and objects can be created using these tools which then can embedded into an organisations virtual learning environment (VLE). There is wide range of authoring tools abaialbke… Continue reading All about Authoring Tools
There are many different ways in which an individual can be assessed. There are two main models for assessment: Classical and Liberal. Assessments within the classical model are of exams and formal test where all pupils will be tested on the same thing and in the same way. They tend to be summative assessments where… Continue reading Digital Assessment Design
We have explored ways in which both, a video and sound recorder can be used in education and what things need to be considered when they are being used. AUDIO Things to consider when recording sound: Background noise- minimum to ensure the speaker’s voice can be heard. Storage of the device- is there enough to… Continue reading Using Video or Sound Devices