ICT Revision Card

  • Created by: loiseiri
  • Created on: 01-05-14 17:33

The variety of ways online tutorials can be run:

  • Run from a CD or DVD
  • Installed and run from a network, or a VLE.
  • Run over the Internet
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Features of online tutorials:

  • Using ICT to teach a topic/subject
  • Centent- to instruct students in the subject
  • Simulations- help students understand complex situations
  • Animations- helps students understand how things work
  • Drill and practice- helps consolidate learning
  • Tests- allows the students to see how well they learnt the topic
  • Games- Introduce fun in to the learning process
  • Learning from a distance (away from school)
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Advantages of online tutorials:

  • Flexibility to learn where and whenever they want
  • You can access the online tutorial from many different types of hardware e.g laptop, mobile..
  • The material comes in lots of different ways e.g voice, video..
  • Students can work at their own pace
  • No need to worry about getting things wrong, the computer cannot get angry like a teacher might.
  • The variety of activities keep students motivated.
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Disadvantages of online tutorials:

  • The software is complex, and therefor the initial cost is very expensive
  • No interaction with other class mates
  • No teachers to explain further if you don't understand
  • Hard for teachers to track progress
  • Students can take lots of breaks instead of doing the work.
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Definition of online tutorials:

 An interactive method of learning which is computer-based.

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Definition of online assessment:

Online assessments is when you take tests or examinations online, they are usually a part of online tutorials.

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Advantages of online assessments:

  • Results are known immediately.
  • You can see what you did well and not so well, so you will know what you need to target revision on.
  • Teachers have more free time, no marking tests manually.
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Disadvantages of online assessments:

  • Hackers could access the system and change marks
  • Total reliance on equipment that could go wrong
  • Only suitable for certain kind of questions, a computer wouldn'e be able to mark an essay.
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Definition of Virtual Learning Environment (VLEs)

Virtual Learning Environments are software systems that support teaching in any educational institution.

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Features of VLEs

  • Students can be assessed and marked by the computer
  • Teachers can upload content e.g notes, videos
  • It allows students to communicate with their fellow-students and teachers
  • Work can be submitted electronically
  • Teachers can return marked work
  • Blogs can be set up, where students can talk about the work
  • Homework can be tailored to individuals
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Advantages of VLEs:

  • Students can access VLEs using any portable device
  • Learning can take place at any time, this gives the student flexibility
  • Students can test themselves whenever they feel like it
  • Students can do work that is matched to their ability
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Disadvantages of VLEs:

  • The VLE software is very expensive
  • Staff need a lot of training to use them
  • Data entery is time consuming
  • Hackers can alter mark, reports etc.
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