'Desperate times call for desperate measures', in present COVID-19 pandemic situation, the education systems around the world call for desperate measures. The essential part of these desperate measures is the transitioning of conventional face-to-face education to online education. Here, I have tried to make an effort to provide a comprehensive list of medium and technology tools for Pakistani educators specifically and for the worldwide educators generally. Most of my fellow Pakistani ELT educators are incorporating these technology tools in their language teaching at different institutions successfully. These are mostly free of cost and user-friendly online websites and by using the combination of these in the lesson plans the teachers will be able to impart and assess the student's learning with lucidity and unerringly.
At the moment in our online institution we are using Skype, Adobe Connect, Team Viewer, and university's customized LMS for conducting online classes along with online course activities. Apart from mentioned educational technologies, these are other management systems and medium which can be used for conducting online education. These are;
Online course activities are a vital part of any online teaching-learning process. There is a huge variety of online technology tools that help teachers in creating course activity based on student's interests, class level, and learning requirements. So, here is a list of technology tools along with their weblinks and descriptions.
In the end, for the guidance and learning of my fellow educators I am sharing my portfolio created for TTLO (Transitioning Teaching Language Online) course. This will give you tips and ideas for creating online activates by using some of the technology tools I have mentioned.
Portfolio Link: https://humaira06.wixsite.com/mysite