DISCOVER has created four categories of teaching activity and has classified our 20 digital tools in these categories. This provides you with a fast and easy way to search for and find  the best digital tool for the task you have in hand.


PREPARATION

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail! We know that preparation is a huge part of your work as an adult educator. That’s why we have collected some of the best digital tools to assist you as you researching, collate and curate your training content and learning materials. In this category, you will find some very useful digital tools that can help you to find and use some pre-existing lessons created by other educators across Europe and the world.

PRESENTATION

In recent years, there has been a huge shift towards elearning and digital education. New to online teaching? You have nothing to fear. You already have great educational content/knowledge all you need now is a simple and easy to use digital tool to help you create your first lesson. Select the Presentation category to find the right tool for you.

INTERACTION & ASSESSMENT

Research tells us that Adult Learners favour interaction and are active learners rather than passive recipients of information. Experience tells us that feedback and assessment are crucial in order to allow learners to assess their progress and determine potential areas of self-improvement. Interaction and Assessment promote self-reflection, increase knowledge retention and encourage constructive discussion with instructors or other online learners. In this category, we showcase some key digital tools that can bring these elements online.

DIGITAL LIBRARY

A move towards online education means a move from your physical file storage to virtual but virtual libraries aren’t just for storage. You can use them in creative ways to encourage peer communication and collaboration and problem based learning activities. Learn more about the tools in this category below.