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Guide to Technologies for Online Learning [Kindle Edition]

Joanne Kaattari , Vicki Trottier , Community Literacy of Ontario
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This “Guide to Technologies for Online Learning” provides a practical and user-friendly overview of how a variety of technologies can be used for providing online learning.

This guide covers the following topics:
- Overviews technologies used for providing online learning including social media, blogs, online videos, podcasting, slide sharing, social networking, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, webinars, web conferencing, wikis, LinkedIn and more
- Showcases concrete examples of these technologies in action for learning and teaching
- Shares links and resources to getting started with each learning technology
- Summarizes the benefits and challenges of delivering online learning

If you would like to know more about how technology can be used to provide online learning opportunities then this is the guide for you!

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Community Literacy of Ontario (Feb. 22 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #478,176 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide June 12 2012
As a business owner and life-long learner, I was extremely pleased with the information I found in this Guide to Effective Online Training. The Internet is becoming a huge source of knowledge, yet so many people do not know how to make use of all the online learning and teaching possibilities. This book explains many of the free tools available, in simple terms, with links to examples of how each technology is currently being used by various organizations and businesses to train their personnel.

It is full of practical information for educators, teachers, business trainers and individuals who are looking for new ways to teach, especially if your audience is scattered or in remote locations.

Of course, there are always advantages and disadvantages to each of the resources, depending on your needs, and this booklet details both in order to help make informed decision about what methods to try for your personnel training.

What is 'moodle'? How does 'cloud computing work? You'll find the answers in this book! The topics covered include many that I did not know about or consider before, such as online conferences, webinars and videos, blogs, e-books, accredited learning opportunities, online meetings and discussion groups, online presentations and slide sharing, podcasts, social bookmarking, social networking, web-based training modules, using wikis and even 'moodle'.

Overall, this was a very useful guide for me in my business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read and Helpful Resource Oct. 1 2012
By AmandaT
This guide is a must read when developing training for your business, or when lesson planning for students. By addressing a wide variety of online tools and by showcasing their use in practical ways, this resource proves that utilizing technology is not as intimidating as it seems. After reading this, I am confident that I will be able to implement some of these strategies to make my lessons fun and engaging. A great read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Staying ahead of the curve Aug. 1 2012
By Eric
Staying ahead of the curve - everyone seems to be offering online training these days, but I want my agency to offer effective and engaging online training. This Guide to Effective Technologies gave a great overview of technologies I'd heard about, but not had time to explore (like wikis and podcasts). Now I can't wait to try integrating some of these technologies, not just into adult literacy instruction, but also into professional development opportunities for staff. In fact, the tools that are explored here are relevant to any kind of online learning - educational or recreational. This resource gets 5 stars for relevance and applicability!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This guide is INCREDIBLY practical and helpful for learning about online learning technologies. It explains what the options are, gives practical examples and shares links to get you started. Exactly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very timely resource! Aug. 7 2012
By cmd1965
I am new to the world of online training and this resource was very timely for me! Not only was I able to increase my own knowledge in this area but it will be an excellent resource for me to use in my research work. I plan to recommend this to many colleagues!
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