Random Thoughts on Instructional Design
I don’t often talk about vendor presentations on this blog, but I spoke to two at Educause that provide tools that I think could be very helpful.
The Vision package used in conjunction with Tablet PCs or other pen-based hardware, can create a very effective reasonably priced teaching support tool. The Vision package encourages effective note taking, can enhance classroom collaboration, and content retention. The tool allows instructors to poll classes, or retrieve, display, and replay student-specific work to spark discussion. Students can lead class discussions, collaborate with others, and share work with instructors from their seats or even at a distance. After class, students and instructors can access, replay, and modify their personalized Vision notes from any computer with Internet access.
Additional information about Vision can be found at www.dyknow.com.
Google is offering four new applications free for adoption to educational institutions at all levels.
Additional information about these products can be found at www.google.com/a/edu.