|Online Learning - A Global Conversation||
Multimedia is the use of various forms of media to convey thoughts and ideas. It is our best chance to create content that can reach students with different learning styles. Teachers become facilitators helping students find the information in a format that works for them. With students grasping the information at a deeper level, teachers are able to have more success in helping students develop the critical thinking and analytic skills needed to solve problems. For what is multimedia but the varied methods by which we obtain information? I believe that it is imperative to use multimedia to reach all students with all learning styles. Giving students the choice as to how to demonstrate their mastery of the course material will help them build confidence in their ability to achieve. Challenging them to use multiple ways to express themselves make them stronger, more flexible, thinkers.
As the world shirks, we will need to find ways to recognize the contributions of artist and content providers alike. People's willingness to share information is a sacred trust we must guard if it is to flourish.
The image below is meaningful to me as i think about information traveling across the globe and the many different ways we can access information as the world shrinks.
This is my first post for my Multimedia for Online Teaching class. I've spent the last 10 years running my own training and coaching business. I have also worked as a nail technology instructor and I am excited to discover ways to engage students and hold their attention long enough for them to learn something new. Over the next 8 weeks I plan to learn everything I can from my very capable classmates. I see this as an opportunity to start a global conversation to teach the world's children to solve the world's problem. What does it take to create lifelong learners? How do we teach the critical thinking skills necessary to solve the world’s problems? When learners can find all the information they could ever want right at the end of a Google search, how do we help them discern good information from bad? How do we teach them to analyze all the data and make good choices based on facts and not fiction? I am also taking an Motion Picture and TV course. I hope to combine the skills learned in these two classes to produce professional online learning content.
Hi, I'm Lois and teaching is my final career. It is a privilege to help students to close the achievement gap. Too many learners, young and old alike, need new skills and new ways of learning to meet the demands and challenges of the information age.