Well its drawing near the end of the week *ahem so I thought I would write up a list of some general software I use and what I use it for. Boring I know but it is what it is...and it gives me another post for the week :)
Having worked in the e-learning trade for a long time, I know the sort of things to expect to sell and advise lecturers. Generally that involves something electronic....
Now if I only offer electronic services, do lecturers only expect to use electronic methods. My conundrum is this, if we are advocating and shouting off the roof tops to use e-tools why are we not shouting off the rooftops for methodology/practical etc.
Why are we not investing in real time simulations etc, sure the marking is a lot more, but students do get a lot more out of realtime simulations experience etc.... Sure use e-simulations that cannot be done outside like disease sims and chatbots for language.
There are no departments for that yet there are e-learning departments. There are no learning experts yet there are learning technologists. All other information is hand me down with usually no drive.
There are a lot of lecturers who are new and afraid to try stuff, why only point them in the direction of e. I think we are still missing an important aspect of learning specialist's.