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Acquisition – Learning through acquisition is what learners are doing when they are listening to a lecture or podcast, reading from books or websites, and watching demos or videos

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Reading books, papers
    Listening to teacher presentations face-to-face, lectures
    Watching demonstrations
Multimedia websitesdigital documents, and interactive content

Listening to podcasts

Watching animationsdigital storytelling and videos

Collaboration – Learning through collaboration embraces mainly discussion, practice, and production. Building on investigations and acquisition it is about taking part in the process of knowledge building itself

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Small group project
    Discussing others’ outputs
    Building joint outputs
          Small group projects on forums,

wikis

          ,

chat rooms

         etc.

Building joint digital output

Discussion – Learning through discussion requires the learner to articulate their ideas and questions, and to challenge and respond to the ideas and questions from the teacher, and/or from their peers.

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Tutorias
    Seminars
    Discussion groups
    Class discussions

Online tutorials

email discussions

Discussion forums

Web-conferencing tools

Investigation – Learning through investigation guides the learner to explore, compare and critique the texts, documents and resources that reflect the concepts and ideas being taught.

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Using text-based study guides
    Analysing a range of materials
    Comparing texts
    Searching and evaluating ideas
Online advice and guidance

Analysing a range of digital resources

Comparing digital texts

Using digital tools to search for information

Practice – Learning through practice enables the learner to adapt their actions to the task goal, and use the feedback to improve their next action. Feedback may come from self-reflection, from peers, from the teacher, or from the activity itself, if it shows them how to improve the result of their action in relation to the goal

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Practising Exercises
    Practice-based projects
    Labs
    Field Trips
    role-playing activities
Using models

Simulations

Microworlds

Virtual Field Trips

Online role-play activities

Production – Learning through production is the way the teacher motivates the learner to consolidate what they have learned by articulating their current conceptual understanding and how they used it in practice

Conventional Method Digital Technology
    Essays
    Resports
    Designs
    Performances
    Artefacts
    Animations
    Videos
Digital documents

Animations

Digital Designs

Slideshows

Photos

Videos

Blogs

e-Portfolios

 

eLearning hosting systems and Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Moodle

WordPress with LearnDash

 

Authoring Tools

https://www.elucidat.com/tour

https://h5p.org/

 

More web tools that do not need learners to register:

https://nathanghall.wordpress.com/webtools-no-registration-needed-for-students/