Tools Made By Professor Davidson
Other Tools Used in #DukeSurprise
WordPress (sites.duke.edu/english390-5_01_s2013)–for class-specific (access limited only to our class) assigned materials, blogs, resources, multimedia archiving, wikis, rating systems. This is also where students will post both their full class projects (compiled without regard to IP issues) as well as their final public posts (compliant with pertinent laws and rules surrounding IP, IRB, privacy, COPPA, and any other relevant laws about Internet publication)
Google Sites (sites.google.com)–to throw up quick websites for the public
Tumblr (tumblr.com)–for public access of papers, articles, videos, url’s, and annotated bibliography for the general public, to accompany our MOOC
eRubric–a customizable grading and feedback tool where students, together, can set the criteria for what counts as a high-quality product, and (possibly) use the eRubric to evaluate every stage of the collaboration as well as final projects
Google Docs (docs.google.com)–for shared course notes, collaborative writing
MAC Video Editing Suite–available for use in the Smith Warehouse Franklin Humanities Institute
Mozilla Popcorn–Video web editing; see this TED talk by Ryan Merkley on Popcorn (blog.mozilla.org/blog/2012/10/19/ted_popcorn); and here’s a TED talk by Prof Beau Lotto on “Science as Play” annotated with Popcorn (popcorn.webmadecontent.org/11)
Screen Flow—animated slides. Video editing program. (CIT train TA’s in Screen Flow and TA’s can train students).
Qualtrics (duke.qualtrics.com)—Duke Survey Tool
Duke Style Sheet (duke.edu/styleguide.html)
MOOC Interface Design Links
- Udacity Site Redesign: Updated Design and Features (2013): Great little discussion here of Udacity’s redesign thinking process.
- MOOC Connectivist design principles
- User Interface Design Tips
- How People Read on the Web
- User Interface Design for Effective, Engaging E-Learning
- Comparison of MOOCs and MOOC-like initiatives
- See too information on Online Course Management Systems and how educators, like this one and this one, evaluate them.
(Nota Bene: This is just a small collection of the most well-known MOOCs currently considered successful/popular in the US. There are certainly others and certainly too many other more less-Massive online learning environments for e-learners)