Integrating the Web for Teaching and Learning

This course companion site showcases the work of students in the Department of Instructional Design and Technology as they examine popular/major Web 2.0 tools. Each student group will select a tool following the instructor's brief review of existing tools, and add a page each week under the provided category. Applying proper copyright rules, such as Creative Commons, the page each group will create must document the followings:
  1. Background and description of the tool (what it is and does) 
  2. Essential features/functions to leverage (and how they work or how one should use them) << As stated above, please handle copyright and credit properly. If work is mostly from elsewhere, making a reference to the work is more appropriate. Select include features that are essential for teaching or learning. If numbers are too many, see if you can briefly describe where the feature can be found and how to use it. Richardson's book is a good example - for the tool selected in each chapter, he briefly explains where the feature can be found and how to use it. The main goal of this section is for newcomers to find out which features/functions are important/useful for teaching/learning, go find out where it is and how to use it. 
  3. Suggested applications for teaching and/or learning (if possible, their pedagogical rationale or explanation of what it adds to teaching or learning) - although not required, checking whether part 2 and 3 align well can be helpful. #2 focuses more on what/how of specific feature, #3 focuses more on how the tool can improve teaching or learning experiences (e.g., motivation, relevance, interaction, communication/collaboration, application, etc.).
Total points possible for your work each week (Below Average<30, Average=35, Good=40, Very Good=45, Excellent=50)
  • Organization and flow (15%) - Added section is placed in a good/logical order within the tutorial and fits in the right place within the tutorial.
  • Summary and accuracy (20%) - Added section(s) summarizes what the feature/function is or does, and major features that improve interactivity are explained clearly, concisely, and easily.
  • Usefulness (30%) - The added section helps the teacher or the learner use the tool more effectively to improve one of the followings (improving motivation, learning, presentation, interactivity, communication, collaboration, evaluation, etc.)
  • Visual (20%) - Graphics are relevant, explained and support the written text, all contents easily understood, the page is visually appealing. 
  • User consideration (15%) - The presentation of information is objective, balanced and free of bias (e.g. age, culture, gender, race), and images and icons are used sensitively.

This site is a companion site to our course blog: IDT351 Intermediate Web-based Instruction.

Creative Common License This work has adopted Dr. Yoon's IDT 351 Spring 2015 and is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.