|“||However, when we use the web now, when we use it with students, and when we ask students to engage online, we must always ask: What are we signing them up for?||”|
—Chris Gilliard, in Educause Review
|Summary:||Critically evaluate an online tool|
|1,5 to 2 hours (Depending on prior knowledge)|
In this challenge, you are invited to critically evaluate an online tool. Please select any online tool, or choose one from the list below.
Examples of software as service
- Blogging: Blogger, WordPress, Medium, Tumblr
- File sharing: Dropbox, Nextcloud, MediaFire, Google Drive, SugarSync
- Presentations: Haikudeck, Prezi, Google Slides, Slides (using Reveal.js)
- Online collaboration: Basecamp, Slack, Rocket.chat, Hipchat
- Video conferencing: jitsi, Anymeeting, Zoom, GoToMeeting
- Feed aggregators: Feedly, Panada, NewsBlur, Inoreader, Feedreader.
- Project management: Trello, Kanboard, Freedcamp, Asana
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The purpose of this learning challenge is to
- Improve your skills in becoming a critical consumer of web tools
- Publish a critical product review for an online tool of your choice.
- Gilliard, C. (2017). Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- Inspired by activity assembled by Jesse Stommel for the Digital Studies 101 course at the University of Mary Washington