The following sample activity demonstrates what to expect for assignments. Many projects have multiple media types included in the assignments to enhance learning.
The Digital Shift – As education standards evolve and we see more curriculum move online, this module will explore how this move affects learners.
After reading the articles and considering our discussions on Digital Equity, you will post two different types of document’s (text, visuals, PowerPoint, etc.) in digital form by achieving at least 80% in the rubric.
You will compile methods to upload different document types by assessing various upload procedures prior to completing the modules assigned activity.
This activity is an 'absorb' activity. “In an Absorb activity, the learner is physically passive, but mentally active.” (Horton 2012)
As education standards evolve and we see more curriculum move online, this module will explore how this move affects learners. Digital equity is a concern in the public school sector and is a factor when moving your content online. Do your students have access to the content while out of school? How can you bridge the digital divide that may occur in your classroom.
This activity is considered a 'do' activity. Do activities have “learners do something with what they are learning, for instance, practice a procedure, play a game, or answer questions. The learner practices, explores, and discovers.” (Horton 2012)
Now that you have had a chance to reflect on how a “Digital Divide” can affect your students. Consider ways to both accommodate students who may not have Internet access outside of the classroom and how to best put content from your lessons online. Are there resources at your school to help students caught in this Digital Dive? Are there any community support programs available to help with this issue? Sadly, these issues still exist and we should be addressing, as we approach the conclusion of the second decade in the twenty first century.
Respond to the following question and comment on other class member posts.
This activity is considered a ‘connect’ activity. Connect activities have “learners connect what they are learning to their work, their lives, or their prior learning. Connect activities "seal the deal," making it easier to apply learning when it is needed later.” (Horton 2012)
We learned about Digital Equity and how it can affect students in our own classrooms. You have had an opportunity to discuss this topic and reflect on how to approach including online resources in your own curriculum using Web2.0 tools.
Horton, William. E-Learning by Design (Second Edition). (2012). San Francisco: Pfeiffer. 615 pages. ISBN 978-0-470-90002-4