Example: Google Docs, Zoho. Example activity: Peer editing– each student creates a table in Word with 3 columns–writer, editor and instructor. This can be used in any course where written assignments are critical.
Using Shared Playlists in YouTube
Tag-based classification of Internet resources. A place for storing useful URLs, managed by the instructor or the learner (such as Furl or del.icio.us) Advantages: Teaches students knowledge management skills Tagging is done by human beings, who understand the content of the resource, as opposed to software, which algorithmically attempts to determine the meaning of a resource. Can rank a resource … Read More
Visual aids plus spoken audio, played over the internet. Reach out to a small or large group, with reduced travel, work interruption and downtime. Others view your presentation using any web browser. Advanced features could include: Secure confidential presentations for viewing by only authorized users Organize and categorize webcasts in online catalogs (presentation archive) Customize presentation content to make it … Read More
RSS feeds collect news headlines on a particular topic and send out updated headlines with summaries and a URL. Can also be used to connect the thoughts of learners, collecting text based data such as blog entries or daily news in one location.
Upload and share pictures as part of an online course.
Low cost, easy-to-use ways of providing feedback to students.
Handheld devices (PDA, iPhone, Blackberry) have five characteristics that set them apart from desktop computers– portability, accessibility, mobility, adaptability, and affordability. Due to the special characteristics of these devices (such as their reduced computing power or the size of the display), some design considerations must be taken into account when creating applications. From an educational perspective, this allows the students … Read More
Create a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) area for students to use in locating self-help answers to questions. Allows the students to look for information first before emailing the instructor. As questions are asked over time and as answers are provided, a comprehensive FAQ will emerge.
An online space that allows students to send significantly longer responses for other students to view and critique. Can be used at beginning of a course, or for group formation (“home” pages posted by the students that express their different backgrounds) There is an e-portfolio tool called Digication for showcasing and assessing student coursework and for coaching students.