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ATL Tools Section

Name of the ATL resource 1 ClaroRead How others can access the resource ClaroRead can be accessed by downloading and installing it on a computer from the following URL by clicking on the “Download Now” button: http://www.clarosoftware.com/claroread. This procedure will … Continue reading

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Learning Task 2A – Compensatory Support Introduction

Optical Character Recognition System – text scanning and decoding compensatory support General Overview of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) System An OCR system is a technology that allows a user to scan the printed text into a computer or handheld electronic … Continue reading

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Toolkit Item 2 for Universal Designs for Learning

Name of the resource Maths Dictionary for Kids Summary of the Maths Dictionary and how it can be accessed Maths Dictionary for kids is a free web resource that contains animated and interactive math dictionary for students which explains over … Continue reading

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Toolkit Item 1 for Universal Designs for Learning

Name of the resource Explania Summary of the Explania and how it can be accessed Explania is a free web resource that contains animated explanations, interactive tutorials, and instructional videos on various topics like health, finance, technology, sports, work, and … Continue reading

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Toolkit Item for Designing Inclusive Learning Environments

Name of the resource Storyline Online (Storyline) Summary of the Storyline and how it can be accessed Storyline is a free web resource in the form of audio and video books that contains stories read by Screen Actors Guild (SAG) … Continue reading

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Developing and Maintaining Quality Standards for E-learning

One of the initiatives which leadership should pay particular attention in order to develop and maintain quality standards for e-learning is to establish a list of best practices and guidelines for online courses (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, 2013). These … Continue reading

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Organization’s key considerations that should be taken when selecting an e-learning environment

Selecting an appropriate e-learning environment can be a difficult task because the experience gained in using the environment can influence e-learners’ motivation and interest in the learning process. Hence, a careful attention is needed when selecting a particular e-learning environment … Continue reading

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MOOCs within K-12 System and in Professional Development

One of the interesting learning experiences I encountered when reading articles presented by Barbour (2013) and Allen & Seaman (2014) is the potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs) within the K-12 system. MOOCs as mentioned by Verena Roberts in … Continue reading

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Article Critique for a case study on the use of Blended Learning to encourage Computer Science students to study

Article Citation Perez-Marin, D., & Pascual-Nieto, I. (2012). A Case Study on the Use of Blended Learning to Encourage Computer Science Students to Study. Journal Of Science Education And Technology, 21(1), 74-82. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/10.1007/s10956-011-9283-6. Article Summary This article reports … Continue reading

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Creating Digital Content

I had a great experience exploring web tools that I had never used before. The tools I have used to create digital content in this course are HelloSlide for creating a digital media presentation, BookBuilder for creating an Ebook, and … Continue reading

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