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How to Select and Use Learning Tools by Judith Gillespie Myers

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Tools for Learning

In a training room, a facilitator stands before an interactive whiteboard. She touches the screen to open a PowerPoint file, advances the slides with her finger, and uses an electronic pen to write over the slides. The entire presentation—including the facilitator's notes—is saved, printed, and distributed to the class. Next, participants open a Word file on the computers in front of them and work together on a project to be presented to the class. The facilitator prepares to videotape each presentation for later viewing.

This example suggests the wide range of learning tools available to today's beginning facilitator. Knowing how to select and use the best medium for each learning situation is an important key to successful ...

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