Tools for Learning
This section will review of how technology tools are used to enhance virtual learning by improving communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
A Critical-Thinking Mindset
No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision.
Creating a Syllabus
At some point, high school, college or university instructors will be involved in the process of creating a syllabus, an outline of the subjects in a course of study, whether the class is on campus or online. A syllabus lays out the course objectives at a glance.
To collect ideas that may pop into your head during various times, carry a pocket-size notebook and pen or cell phone to record your ideas, the construct a mind map to help organize your thought process.
To alleviate any temptation you may have to take the plagiarism path, keep in mind that identifying plagiarized work is as easy as the act of plagiarism itself.
Teaching with Technology
The use of technology is not only required in an online environment—today many teachers from brick and mortar institutions are beginning to incorporate technology into their own instruction.
Tools for Distance Learning
So you have made the decision to pursue your degree online. Before you get started, there are a number of tools you should become familiar with to help you in your journey through distance learning.
Thanks to the invention of the tablet and e-readers, students can now invest in these affordable handheld devices to accommodate their many personal and educational needs. One benefit that tablets and e-readers offer is the ability to download e-books at a much reduced rate compared to textbooks.
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