This discussion forum explores the many tools and technologies available for use in online learning and how you might use them to support student learning and success. When examining tools for function, you may consider ways to increase opportunities for live interaction, or ways to provide lectures or content. Other tools support collaboration and group work through communication, document management and version control, or offer time management tools and task trackers. Some tools may be useful in helping individual learners prioritize and organize their school activities.
In this board, you are asked to find at least three different tools to support three different functions in online learning – presentation, group work, and academic success. For each of the following functions, identify a technology or tool that you are unfamiliar with or have not used before. In your posting describe:
A tool that an instructor might use to deliver a presentation. This might be a live presentation, or it may be available to learners any time anywhere.
A tool that can be used to support group work or student collaboration.
A tool that a student might use to support online academic success in some way (examples may be help with writing skills, staying organized, technology support, etc.).
a link to each tool
a description of the various ways the tool might be used
an example of how each tool might be used to support that function
Guided Response: For full points, provide at least three substantive responses to your peers that expand upon or further their ideas. A substantive response to your instructor counts as a peer response. In addition, be sure you have shared at least one external link, reading or resource that describes an instructional example, practice or technology related to the topic. Include the URL or information for accessing the reference at the end of your posting so that others may visit the source if they wish.