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Ruth Howard

Wordle - Kay Asynchronous Discussion Assessment - 0 views

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    British Journal of Educational Technology Vol 37 No 5 2006 761-783 doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00560.x Blackwell Publishing Ltd.Oxford, UKBJETBritish Journal of Educational Technology0007-1013British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 20052005375761783Articles Developing a comprehensive metric British Journal of Educational Technology Developing a comprehensive metric for assessing discussion board effectiveness Robin H. Kay Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Email: Robin.Kay@uoit.ca Abstract The use of online discussion boards has grown extensively in the past 5 years, yet some researchers argue that our understanding of how to use this tool in an effective and meaningful way is minimal at best. Part of the problem in acquiring more cohesive and useful information rests in the absence of a comprehensive, theory-driven metric to assess quality and effectiveness. Based on an extensive review of the research, the following variables were used to assess traditional discussion board use: thread, location of message within thread, author (student vs. educator), subject line clarity, time of posting, response time from previous message, number of times message was read, number of words, primary purpose, message quality, difficulty level of topic, knowledge level, processing level and use of external resources. These variables proved to be effective in assessing 12 key areas of discussion board use. It is argued that this kind of metric is essential if we wish to advance our understanding of online discussion boards for both educators and researchers. Overview The use of online discussion boards has grown extensively in the past 5 years (Cooper, 2001). While this tool is viewed as revolutionary by some researchers (Hara, Bonk & Angeli, 1998; Li, 2003), others argue that our understanding of how to use online discussion in an effective and meaningful way is limited (Blignaut &
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    My Wordle for online Teaching module Robin Kay's Abstract 'Developing a comprehensive metric for assessing discussion board effectiveness'
edtechdiva x

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth - 0 views

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    For astronaut photography of Earth accessed through this website, please state "Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center." We recommend that the caption for any photograph published include the unique photo number (Mission-Roll-Frame), and our website (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov) so that others can locate or obtain copies when needed. We always appreciate notification of beneficial uses of astronaut photography of Earth-information on your applications.
edtechdiva x

Polaroid - 0 views

shared by edtechdiva x on 12 Jan 09 - Cached
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    DOWNLOAD REQUIRED Download the free POLADROID application and launch it Drag & Drop your photos Wait... wait.... wait again... or shake the picture. Then look at or print your POLADROID picture :)
Jennifer Dorman

ZoomIt - 0 views

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    ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image.
Ruth Howard

AWNMforeducators.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 2 views

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    A Whole New Mind pdf from author Daniel Pink's website to engage educators in questions concerning the book.
Fred Delventhal

Picozu - sharing creativity - 6 views

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    Picozu Editor is a drawing and photo retouching application built on Javascript, HTML 5 and CSS3. Make sure you use a modern browser (Firefox 5, Safari 5, Chrome, Opera 10, Internet Explorer 9) if you want to play with it. The aim of Picozu is to support brushes, filters, dynamic windows, HSL, CYMK, layers, actions history, batch processing, primitives, curves (quadratic and bezier), complex polygons, texture rendering, cropping and many more.
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