Exercise

Briefly look at 2-3 examples of courses run on "loosely coupled technologies," that is, outside of a CMS using contemporary Web 2.0/social software tools and methods. Discuss the Pros and Cons of these examples.


Example 1 - David Wiley's Open Education grad course


Your Feedback / My list of Pros? Cons?



Example 2 - Laura Gibb's Indian Mythology


Your Feedback / My list of Pros? Cons?




Example 3 - Chris Lott's CIOS 256 - Web Design with Dreamweaver and Fireworks
  • Course wiki
  • Instructor wordpress blog
  • Blogbridge Feedlibrary containing all class blogs
  • Personal Data Sheet (collect URLs and email addresses from students)
  • simple email form to submit URL of blog which gets added to class list
  • web-based chat room powered by lingr.com used as backchanel during classes
  • multiple instant message clients supported to contact the instructor

Your Feedback / My list of Pros? Cons?




Conclusion