CLEM? another acronym…

Ok, so how many new terms does one need know? Being bombarded with acronyms. However this little beauty is designed to scaffold how we learn to use ICTs to enhance, amplify and transform student learning! So what does it all mean?…

C- Community: Many (but not all) ICTs used in learning and teaching will have developed a community of people using that ICT. These communities might be very tight knit and focused around one website. Or, they might be spread out across various websites and face-to-face meetings.

L- Literature: Some ICTs used in learning and teaching will have been part of research around their use in learning and teaching. That research can (but not always) provide useful insights into what works and what doesn’t.

E- Examples: While the community and the literature can be useful, it is often easiest (for most people) to learn about a new ICT (or just about anything) from examples. Especially examples that are close to what you’re looking for. Examples can often be great inspiration for your own lessons.

M- Model: All ICT have designed/programmed with a particular model embedded into the ICT. Know this model and the words used to describe its components, and learning how to use it effectively can be so much simpler.

Take a look at this blog post to see what another student thinks about the CLEM framework.


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