EVEN THOUGH I can support students in their acclamation of the value of remote learning, the default position at my university is to learn inside our four walls (with the windows and doors wide open to fight COVID, of course). I surveyed students about what they found most useful while learning remotely for more than a year. I think many of their ideas will serve them well in their pursuit of lifelong learning.
One of the first short assignments I set for second year Media Writing students resulted in me getting a description, image (hopefully with a Creative Commons release), and URL of the most essential tool they used for more than a year of emergency remote learning. The students wrote their responses inside the private section of their Class Notebook and then cross-posted relevant items onto a shared Sway. This is a work in progress. The Sway should be completed by the end of October 2021 if the students follow the brief they received through their private Media Writing Sharepoint site.
You should be able to see the content in the Sway below by using the scroll bars to the right of the image or by tapping on the lower right hand corner and sliding down the Sway. I hope all the creative media and digital animation students taking my Media Writing module edit their portion of the Sway before we finish half of the autumn semester. Their observations are very practical.
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[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon. For the record, students completing this Sway are evenly split between MacOS and Windows 10.]