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Ruth Howard

Wordle - Kay Asynchronous Discussion Assessment - 0 views

    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: 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 &
    My Wordle for online Teaching module Robin Kay's Abstract 'Developing a comprehensive metric for assessing discussion board effectiveness'
Fred Delventhal

Langwitches » Digital Storytelling - Part I - 0 views

    Digital Storytelling - Part I Storytelling has been a great part of our school year, which is already winding down. From… * telling about our and Jose, the travel bear 's adventurous stories live while in Egypt * outfitting EVERY classroom in our school with their own digital cameras, so teachers and teachers could create a teachers of their daily activities or create a teachers of a learning concept * creating a collective knowledge story across grade level and subject areas demonstrating what teachers have learned * Life 'Round Here project, where teachers assumed the point of view of an object and narrated * Creating printed books that narrate the daily life in the classroom, special visits and fieldtrips and the physical and academic growth of the teachers throughout the year.
Jerry Larkin

Visual Literacy - 6 views

    Visual Literacy is a 21st century skill and one that K-16 Visual and Visual need to become fluent in. This group is focused on bringing together resources to support Visual Literacy in K-16 education.
Fred Delventhal

Clipart ETC Homepage - 0 views

    Welcome to quality educational clipart. Every item comes with a choice of image size and format as well as complete source information for proper citations in school projects. No advertisement-filled pages with pop-up windows or inappropriate links here. A friendly license allows teachers and teachers to use up to 50 items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission.
Fred Delventhal Images of art, history and science for educational and commercial licensing - 8 views

    Education users Professors, students and students are free to use it in classroom presentations and demos, dissertations and other non-commercial academic works, researches and all related not-for-profit activities. The use of our files is still bound by a license but its use is completely free as long as:   (1) the downloaded image is used according to its terms and conditions; (2) is accredited as the source by a credit line or an active link to our website; and (3) it is not distributed to third parties. via
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