Monday, May 11, 2009

Blender Lite - Lt Cmdr Gordon Robinson's file

After Gordon's online meeting, I committed to sharing the 'Blender' file.
If Bronwyn thinks appropriate, maybe we could do a session on how to use it.
Click the post title to get the file or past the url above into your browser or ftp client to download.



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Articles of Interest

These are the articles I will summarise and use as a resource framework for my evaluation project.

Elgort, I., Smith, A. G. & Toland, J. (2008). Is wiki an effective platform for group course work? Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(2), 195-210.

Evaluation Cookbook

evaluation of ipods at duke university

A Virtual Laboratory Structure for Developing Programming Labs, Josep Prieto-Blazquez, Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti, Ana-Elena Guerrero-Roldán

TENTube: A Video-based Connection Tool Supporting Competence Development
Albert A. Angehrn and Katrina Maxwell INSEAD / Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT), Fontainebleau, France

Quality Matters Rubric Standards 2008-2010 edition with Assigned Point Values

Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses Clayton R. Wright

The eLearning Guild : eBook - Tips - Online Instruction

eLearning Guidebook

The eLearning guidebook describes some types of evaluation to improve course deployment. I think, due to the stage of deployment we are at with our course, the front-end analysis is the best method. Says the guidebook:
Carrying out such surveys periodically and especially prior to the full roll-out of e-learning will enable your organization to get a better handle on how to align its services to meet the needs of prospective users
Not only will this front-end analysis help us get it right for learners, it will give us a benchmark and parameters to do any other of the methods of evaluation, a comparison stick.