Stress less with these 'must have technologies' for online students

ICT Teaching Strategies

By Michael Hilkemeijer

The Internet is by far one of the first things that online students say is the most important. And to some extent, this is true!


However, if you think you cannot study online at your own pace because you don’t have the equipment then here is a list of things that help you to overcome this hurdle.



You may be one of those students who prefers hard copies of course material so this is a good start. Some eBooks may not be able to be converted into PDFs, printing them out will solve this problem for you.


Tools for easy bibliographies

At times, you may have to write papers and this means that you will need to know the proper format for citing the work you read. is an online writing hub that may come in handy for you.


Note taking software

This will allow you to take notes and highlight and comment on lectures and readings. Programs such as Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are ideal for this.


Webcams and headsets

You may be required to take a video or photo of yourself or be involved in an online video conference. Video chatting is common in online courses so make sure that you have headsets too.


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Online Course Objective

You will learn how to enhance literacy in your curriculum with ICT by implementing sound literacy-ICT teaching strategies boosted by teacher competence, clear goals and the development of purposeful and meaningful Literacy-ICT activities. In addition, you will gain the expertise you need in order to develop 21st century skills in your classroom practices as you collaborate and reflect on your learning experiences.

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