ERIC Number: ED550514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Right Tools for the Job--Technology Options for Adult Online Learning and Collaboration
Regional Educational Laboratory
Many options exist for using technology as a tool for adult learning, and each day, it becomes easier to share information online than it ever has been. Online learning technology has grown from one-sided communications to numerous options for audience engagement and interactivity. This guide introduces a variety of tools, online platforms, and terms related to current online learning technology and gives advice on selecting the best option for the reader's needs. Users of these tools are encouraged to "test drive" a variety of approaches before identifying the best approach to use in different circumstances. Appendix A provides a glossary of online learning terms. For information on how to create online learning sessions, consider the list of resources provided in Appendix B. Contents include: (1) Goal and Definitions; and (2) Choosing the Right Technology: Three Types of Tools (Webinars, Screen Shares and Conference Calls, and Video Chats).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Adult Learning, Educational Technology, Internet, Seminars, Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing, Selection
Regional Educational Laboratory. Available from: Institute of Education Sciences. 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208. Tel: 800-872-5327; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Decision Information Resources, Inc.
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-C-0057