Web Tools for Creating Learning Resources [April 16, 2012, 5:40 a.m.]


Reuse the material shared on the web to create your own

This task is finished when you have posted a link to your learning resource and at least one peer participant has posted a comment with approval.  A learning resource specifies the target audience and the function is to model, demonstrate, help us practice or help us reflect.   

As a bonus assignment you are encouraged to grade the resource from 1-5 based on: 

A. Autonomy (each entity in a network governs itself) 

B. Diversity (entities in a network can have distinct & unique states) 

C. Openness (membership in the network is fluid & the network receives external input) 

D. Interaction ('knowledge' in the network is derived through a process of interactivity, rather than through a process of propagating the properties of one entity to other entities)

(Source: ‘Principles of Effective Design’ for Networked Learning, Stephen Downes)

 

Example: This webzine (intended to demonstrate Networked Learning) called Educator Prophet is made with Issuu viewer.  The idea is that the reader (targeted to educators) can choose content by flicking through the pages (Autonomy), different perspectives are present (Diversity), there is no login and it can be downloaded as a PDF file (Openness) and the reader can follow up on links and zoom in on the models (Interaction).