DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 2
2017 Volume 36, Issue 2 69 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews as makers, building industry-education partnerships, and developing powerful collaborations with libraries, governments, museums and online communities of practice. S. Rasaiah USER LEVEL: Professional PUBLISHER: The New Media Consortium, USA REVIEW DATE: 03/04/2017 [378.1] SCIS 1797117 1797117 Assessment into Practice: Understanding Assessment Practice to Improve Students’ Literacy Learning Edited by Heather Fehring. PETAA, NSW, 2017 ISBN 9781925132335 [428.007] A broad discussion of assessment and its role in educational practice is presented on three levels in this edited volume. Well informed and authoritative voices present their views on the assessment of literacy at the macro, meso and micro levels. Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief The New Media Consortium (NMC) is an international community of experts in educational technology from leading universities, colleges, museums and research centres. These bodies have worked together to develop information sharing initiatives and digital literacy projects, and have released this strategic brief online, free of charge and under a Creative Commons licence. Encouraging widespread use and distribution, the report is available to download from the website as a PDF. Three models of digital literacy are outlined: ‘universal literacy’, ‘creative literacy’ and ‘literacy across disciplines’. The findings of the report identify a need for students to become content creators, rather than passive consumers of technology. Four initiatives, summarised in ‘Recommendations for improving digital literacy’, suggest specific ways these findings can be implemented. These include engaging students in strategic implementations, empowering students Unlimited drag-and-drop images can be inserted into diagrams, and comments and chat are possible without leaving the workspace. An email notification alerts collaborators when changes are made. A free account offers basic functions for occasional use, while the subscription-based options include more sophisticated elements. S. Rasaiah USER LEVEL: Professional KLA: CA; English; HSIE; languages; mathematics; PDHPE; science ; SciTech; TAS PUBLISHER: Coggle, UK REVIEW DATE: 03/04/2017 [371.33] SCIS 1790453 1796877 ‘Coggle’ introduction by Coggle YouTube Channel Sharing or exporting the course is seamless. Free ebooks are available, including ‘E-Learning for Beginners’. ‘Featured resources’ and ‘Course building’ also contain freely available information, including Getting started with Articulate 360. S. Rasaiah USER LEVEL: Professional PUBLISHER: Articulate Global Inc, USA REVIEW DATE: 03/04/2017 [371.33] SCIS 1796888 $ Available via subscription Coggle A collaborative online tool for creating mind maps to share and elucidate complex information, ‘Coggle’ works through browsers without the need to download or install software. The collaborative functions include expanding notes into a mind map, using an array of icons and colour choices, and inviting others to share and work with the resulting ideas and diagrams.
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