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The following sample activity demonstrates what to expect for assignments. Many projects have multiple media types included in the assignments to enhance learning.


Module One:


The Digital Shift – As education standards evolve and we see more curriculum move online, this module will explore how this move affects learners.

Terminal Objective:

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.

Enabling Objective:

You will compile methods to upload different document types by assessing various upload procedures prior to completing the modules assigned activity.


Activity One: Introduction

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.

  1. The following article on Digital Equity will help you to gain a better understanding on this topic. Digital Equity

  2. Once you complete the reading watch this short segment on what it is like as a family to be without Internet access.


Reflect on the issues of being without Internet access as a student. Consider ways of helping those students access your online content. That could mean providing class time to access online content or a semi flipped classroom experience.



Activity Two: Discussion

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.

  • Digital Equity: Students may not have Internet access at home or even computing devices. How can we provide digital equity to all students? What are some ways we can accommodate student who may not have Internet access at home and still create a hybrid online class structure?


Activity Three: Posting Online

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.

  1. Moving forward and reflecting on the presented information and class discussions, Prepare to create your online resource space by posting two different media types of online materials (PowerPoint, video, text, etc.).
  2. Once you have created the content, post the content to your online classroom space.
  3. Provide a link to this online content so I can provide feedback.
Reference:
Horton, William. E-Learning by Design (Second Edition). (2012). San Francisco: Pfeiffer. 615 pages. ISBN 978-0-470-90002-4