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Computer and Technology Lessons from DigitalLearn and GCFGlobal Added to Open Space

Author // Matt Yauk Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Instructional materials from DigitalLearn and GCFGlobal have been added to Open Space. Both platforms feature beginner and intermediate lessons on a wide range of technology topics such as using a keyboard and mouse, navigating and searching the web, and accounts and passwords. The 31 lessons from DigitalLearn also include topics like building a resume and creating a basic budget while the 148 items from GCFGlobal include tutorials to popular software and apps and English and math lessons. All lessons are self-paced and can be used in the classroom or as professional development.

In the lesson Search Better from GCFGlobal, learners are presented with three mini lessons that include text, video, graphics, and interactives. For example, in the image below, an interactive image is included in this lesson that provides pop-up windows of information when the learner clicks different parts of the sample search results. In addition to mini lessons, there is also a quiz to check for understanding.

screenshot of the Search Better lesson, showing an interactive hotspot image

Open Space is a curriculum curation and collaboration tool from INFOhio which empowers educators to build community through groups, access curated collections, search for freely accessible instructional materials, and to curate and share resources that promote innovative and collaborative learning. Have questions? INFOhio is always here to help. For questions, comments, and additional support, contact us at support.infohio.org.

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Posted by: Matt Yauk

Matt Yauk is a Senior Instructional Specialist with INFOhio. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher in the middle and high school settings and as an educational technologist, instructional designer, and academic technology director for The Ohio State University (OSU). He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from OSU, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology from University of Cincinnati, founded the Learner Engagement Division within the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Distance Education (4th edition) called "Trends and Directions in Continuing Professional Development." The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.

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