Wang, H. (2011). Integrating Free Tools and Content Creation to Engage Online Learners. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 2788-2791). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
March 7, 2011
Matthew Koehler & Punya Mishra
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Abstract: This paper briefly argues the importance of creating engaging learning materials for online learners and it also introduces three categories of free tools to achieve this goal: Slideshows, concept maps and screen captures. Three tools are introduced in the slideshow category, two tools in the concept maps, and two tools in the screen-capturing tools. In addition to the tool introduction, the educational benefits and drawbacks of each tool are also discussed in the paper. With a new mindset and a new toolset, the author hopes that more engaging learning materials will be created to engage online learners in the online classroom.