Q&A – best authoring tools

Lynn Danzig

What are the best authoring tools to make it easy for educators and learners to easily create multimodal online content and easily control the way it looks/plays/sounds.

Neil Morris Neil Morris Educator


HI Lynn. Please see the text in: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/blended-learning-getting-started/2/steps/73793 where i have tried to summarise the tools available for this. Other participants have added additional suggestions in the comments section of that step. Hope this helps.

How Google Classroom can be used for blended learning

I chanced on this video through a tweet I read. I think this is an interesting example showing that Google Classroom can be used alongside Sharepoint and/or VLEs. So retweeted to #FLble1 – very relevant to Week 3, I think.

Getting training in digital

From Week 2.6

Getting training

This article provides some useful links to online materials and training resources to help boost your IT and digital literacy skills. You may find it useful to look at them all briefly and then choose one that best suits your style of learning and your needs.

If you have found useful resources on the web for improving your IT and digital literacy skills, feel free to share them with other participants in the comments section, and we will collate the links for everyone.

BBC Webwise – A wide range of learning materials about online security, social media, online searching and use of games consoles.

Microsoft Digital Literacy – Three levels of curriculum about digital literacy skills: basic, standard and advanced.

JISC Developing your digital literacy Design Studio – An extensive range of resources to support your digital development.

Open University Being Digital skills for life online – A range of self-assessment tests you can take to assess your digital literacy skills.

JISC Digital Media guide to video production – A comprehensive guide to producing video.

Educator’s guide to social media [PDF] – A useful guide for educators about the use and value of a wide range of social media sites that can support education.