The e-learning exercise for the fifth week of EDUC5860 – Issues in Digital Technology in Education was to create a custom blog then Tweet about it to the class at the class hashtag, #EDUC5860. I actually created a blog component to my website when I created this site to fulfill the week three e-learning tool exercise which was website development. At this point though the blog component is beginning to take better shape as I’ve fleshed it out with more class related posts a well as a couple of my York work related posts. I’ll use this week as an opportunity to further articulate what my intention and plan for this blog is, what I plan to do differently from previous blogs I’ve worked with and what have been my most recent experiences and learnings in regards to blogs.
The e-learning exercise for the third week of EDUC5860 – Issues in Digital Technology in Education was to develop a website based upon a topic related to the course or your area of study and, once complete, tweet the link to the class hashtag, #EDUC5860. For individual who have never created a website before the assignment was to build a basic site using one of Google Sites, Weebly or Wix and complete the following steps:
- Select a simple template to meet your needs, for example the classroom website or research project website
- Name your site and customize your URL
- Choose a theme, i.e, background image, font style, and font colours for your site
- Once you’ve created your website, upload and share one of the following content – photos, videos, slideshows, or links to documents or other online resources
For those individuals who have had previous experience with website development the assignment required you to design a site using a tool you have never used before and, in addition to the four steps listed above, embed a video into your website. Continue reading