Course Description (taken from the course syllabus):
In this course, we critically examine a broad and ever-changing range of social and pedagogical issues arising from the use of digital technology in education. The focus of this year’s offering will be on topics that include the Net Generation and 21st century skills, open content and courses on the web, blended and online learning, ebooks and mobile learning, and the design of websites for accessibility.
Assignment: E-Learning Tool Activities and Report
Each week you will be given an e-learning tool activity to complete. At the end of the course you are required to submit a report on these activities, The final report will consist of:
- A Log of activities you did each week. This can be in a table form where you list each week and briefly describe what you did. Include a web link for each week if appropriate.
- Write a 500 word reflective statement of what you have learned from your participation in e-learning tool activities throughout the course and share effective strategies of how you would apply one of your favourite online tools to improve your teaching or support your research. This reflection is intended to be a space for you to raise new questions and reflect on the variety of e-learning tools you have engaged with during the course.
- Indicate one artefact sample (the best one) that you have created during the course. You will share this with participants in the wrap up video conference.
This report must be submitted via the assignment submission dropbox provided in Moodle. No late assignments will be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. (taken from the course syllabus)
E-Learning Tool Activities: I have created a blog to track, log, and reflect on the weekly e-learning activities that I have experimented with. Follow this link to read my various entries.
E-Learning Tool Activity #6 – eBook Publication or Mobile App Inventor
I created by eBook using Apple’s iBook Author app and I am currently waiting for my eBook to be approved for distribution on iTunes. In the meantime I have elected to create a PDF version of my eBook and post it here. The PDF version of the book is very faithful to the iBooks version except in two ways; 1) the links in the PDF all appear red in colour while in the iBook version I was able to control their colour and match it to the theme of the chapter in which it appeared; 2) I embedded a video on the second last page of the iBook, but this could not be reproduced in the PDF version.
View my eBook now: Rock’n’Roll, Comic Books & Bubblegum