What is Glogster?
Glogster is an online software program that allows users to create interactive posters using a variety of multimedia. One benefit of the program is that posters can easily be accessed and shared with others through a variety of electronic devices. According to Bedrule-Grigoruta and Rusu (2014) there are over 2.8 million glogs on the Web. Digital posters allow users to transform ideas into dynamic interactive learning experiences. A higher education instructor can purchase a license ($95 cost) that will allow access for up to 25 students; the institution can also purchase a license ($400 cost) for 10 faculty and up to 250 students (Glogster Edu, 2015).
Using Glogster in Online Learning
Interactive posters can bring active learning, student engagement, critical thinking skills, and collaboration into the online teaching and learning environment (Bedrule-Grigoruta & Rusu (2014). Instructors can create interactive posters to keep students engaged and provide a collaborative and fun way to promote a new way to learn course content. Students can also design interactive posters in a creative and fun way to demonstrate their learning.
As Bates (2013) suggests, once information goes out to the Web, it is considered public information and no longer private. Any interactive poster created through Glogster should be considered public and faculty and students should be advised on policies set forth by their institution.
Glogster Used for Positive Social Change
With new technologies being developed every day, it is important for educational institutions, as well as businesses, to stay abreast of these advancements in order to remain competitive in a highly technological world (Bedrule-Grigoruta & Rusu, 2014). Glogster helps students to develop competencies in area such as cutting edge technology, communication, collaboration, creativity, and problem solving—all skills needed for today’s workforce.
Bates, A. (2013) Sustainability and ethical considerations [Video file]. Laureate Education (Producer). Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Bedrule-Grigoruţă, M. V., & Rusu, M. L. (2014). Considerations about e-learning tools for adult education. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 142, 749-754. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.610
Glogster Edu (2015). Retrieved from http://edu.glogster.com/?ref=com