Throughout the course of the semester, the designers in the Office of Digital Learning liaise with faculty to discuss practical applications of emerging technology in their courses. Though these solutions may not be implemented at the enterprise level right away, we will use this space to compile implementation strategies, data, examples of usage and pilot information regarding cutting edge technology currently being utilized in UA Online courses.
This list is constantly evolving, so please feel free to share applications that you are using in the classroom to be featured on this site. We are always interested in your online experiences. If you have ideas or resources not presented on this site, please contact us so we can share your expertise with others! You can use the Contact Us form on this site to submit links to your usage of these applications in your teaching and learning.
Use this free online platform to transform videos on the web to interactive lessons with embedded questions for your students. Easily insert pauses for reflection or to point out main ideas. Embed multiple choice or free response quiz questions that allow students to assess their knowledge of the material. The optional paid membership plan includes expanded features, such as polling capability, additional quiz question types, and analytics data.
Adobe Spark is a free desktop and mobile-friendly web app that can be used to create compelling and expertly designed media objects. It has three components – Spark Post for elegant images and text graphics, Spark Page for responsive, single-page scrolling websites, and Spark Video for animated slideshows with voice narration and custom graphics. All three tools can be accessed from a computer, tablet or phone, with a simple click-and-drag interface that allows the user to design high-quality learning objects, digital stories or social graphics with ease. You can learn more about the products within Adobe Spark and get started creating your own at their website.
Use Kahoot! tan unlimited number of players to create social, fun, and game-like learning environments. There are three types of Kahoots!,
1. Quizzes - Allocate points for correct answer
2. Surveys - Just like quizzes, but without points
3. Discussions - One question polls to begin conversations
Create a Kahoot! by building a poll shell and then adding questions to poll. You can add a video or photo to each survey question to spark cretive thoughts, give hints, or share additional context to the question. As soon as you are ready, launch the Kahoot! and invite players to join by entering the poll number. Soon you and your students will be as engaged as this 9th grader