It’s more happening online or e-learning, is your campus planning to start an online college program? We know, now the learning method is different from the learning method of the past few years. The development of computers and also the development of computer networks have provided many changes in various sectors. One of the changes that are quite striking is in the field of education. For example, we can see that the Computer Based National Examination that has been held in the past few years is an example of the role of technology in education.
In addition to examinations, the development of computer networks can also be an advantage for students themselves. One of them is textbooks currently made in digital form by the government. Besides, the role of the internet for student learning achievement is the addition of knowledge. Seeing these opportunities, application developers have now created online tutoring. This application can be accessed either through computers, laptops, tablets, or even Android-based smartphones.
To this day, there are already quite a lot of E-learning applications that can be used for free. What are these applications? Here are the reviews:
EdLink is an application that helps students and lecturers in learning activities. Sharing information, lecture material/lessons, and giving assignments become easier only through the grip.
The following features you can get:
- Create discussion forums and classes – Inside the forum, you can connect with your friends, students, or lecturers. Sharing information, data, events, surveys, media, etc. has become easier. Forums can be made public and private. (Lecturers can only make class forums)
- Share anything – Any data/file you can share with friends in the same forum.
- Assignments in class – Lecturers can make assignments in class forums. The teacher can see all the answers. In the end, the student can see all of his friends’ answers. This feature helps lecturers/teachers to see how students’ understanding of the course/lesson material. From the student side, this feature helps them to add learning references from their friends’ answers.
- Private messages – Send private messages to your friends or lecturers who are on the same forum.
- Info, Events, and Surveys – in the forum, you can create post info to inform friends of the forum, make an event post to schedule an event for the forum, and post surveys to do surveys in the forum.
Google Classroom is a mixed learning terrace dedicated to every scope of education that is intended to find a way out of trouble and classify each paperless assignment.
Google Classroom multiplies the number of Google services together to reach out a link for educational institutions to switch the way to a paperless system
The creation and assignment of tasks can be done through Google Drive while using Gmail to make notifications in Google classrooms. Students can be invited to a classroom in many ways, through the institutional database, through a personal code which can then be added to the student interface or brought in individually from the School Information Management System.
Google Classroom is integrated with Google Calendar from students and teachers. Each class is created by having a file separated by Google Classroom in each Google service where students can submit their work to be classified by a teacher.
Moodle is a website-based CMS eLearning application that can transform an offline learning medium into an online (web-based) form. This Moodle e-learning application allows students to enter digital classrooms to access learning materials.
By using Moodle, teachers can create learning materials, quizzes, electronic journals, and others. Along with the development of information technology, now Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) can also be used through applications based on Android and iOS.
Edmodo is one of the private microblogging platforms for student-teacher funding and emphasizes student privacy. Teachers and students can share links, documents, and notes. The teacher can also send alerts, assignments, and events to students.
At the end of 2008, Edmodo was developed by Jeff O’Hara and Nic Borg, who feel the need to develop in the school/campus environment to reflect that an increasingly global world and connected. They create a tool/application that can close the gap between how students live their lives and how they study at school/campus; for this reason, Edmodo exists. Edmodo was created as a social networking learning platform for teachers/lecturers, students, and parents/guardians.
With Edmodo, students are also more eager to learn. Besides, teachers or lecturers can continue online class discussions, give badges to individual students based on performance or behavior, and provide opinions to check student understanding.
Schoology is a learning management system solution specifically designed for collaboration between all types of students and instructors. The solution is aimed at K-12 learning (a term used in education and educational technology in the United States, i.e., such as kindergarten, and from grade one to grade twelve), higher education, and corporate training programs.
Schoology offers the next generation API and Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) support, special branding, granular role creation, advanced assessment, and detailed analysis, for a fee. Like Edmodo, however, Schoology uses a Facebook aesthetic that is familiar with gamification features, mobile applications, and parent accounts. The freemium price model is also comparable to Edmodo. Students, parents, and teachers can play for free, but the admin will pay additional premium features. With the face of social networking and the foundation of the LMS company, Schoology touches a sweet spot for the management of K-12 learning.