Capstone 2: Digital Age Learning Culture
Challenges to a Digital Age Learning Culture
Challenge 3: Learning Environments
A digital age learning culture includes a cloud based learning environment that supports both individual and collaborative work. Instructional leaders are challenged to select a learning platform where teachers and students can be comfortable and successful on devices and infrastructure that are compatible.
In Challenge 1 you explored the Face of the Classroom (Thing 2), and platforms for online learning including Course or Learning Management Systems. In addition, in Capstone 1 you learned about Collaboration Tools (Thing 5) and the use of Office 365 or Google Apps for Education (GAFE) environment.
Productivity (Thing 7) is an important element of digital age culture -- are we improving our efficiency through the use of online resources? Consider the uses of shared calendars, URL shorteners, and file conversion tools.
Adopting a cloud-based learning environment includes designing the learning environment so all students are successful. Those who know how to access and utilize free technology tools to support the needs of all students will be better prepared to meet differentiation goals. Differentiated Instruction and UDL (Thing 16) includes a section on Accessiblity Features of browsers and don't miss the "Additional Resources" page.
Thoughtfully consider the impact of these resources on your implementation of a Digital Age Learning Culture and the steps you may need to take. Next, move on to Challenge 4.