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Web Tools for Creating Learning Resources

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).

Task Discussion

  • ericaeducator said:

    This online community group (intended to foster participation between teachers at the K-12 level) made possible by Verizon Thinkfinity, called Online Tools for Educators is a web-based resource that is FREE for educators.  The idea is that the reader (primarily K-12 educators, though university professors can utilize this resource as well, which is especially useful for those who teach pre-service educators) fulfills each of the four specified categories as follows:

    Autonomy: Educators can choose what resources they feel are relevant to their own content area backgrounds

    Diversity: Depending on the teacher who is posting, the tool that they are discussing/reviewing, etc. different perspectives are present

    Openness: Teachers have the ability to review this group's content information without the use of a login, BUT, Thinkfinity encourages educators to create a FREE account so that they have easy access to each of the groups they'd like to follow, including the one I'm reviewing here 

    Interaction: The reader can discuss their personal perspectives on each tool, or ask questions about the tool, to give others a chance to share their own experiences with it.

    I would give this resource 5 out of 5 stars on all accounts.  It could be argued that Openness isn't 5-star worthy due to the fact that there is a login credential built into the site, but it isn't prohibitive.  I visited the website WITHOUT being logged into my account and was able to access all of the materials that logged in users would be able to view.

    on July 28, 2013, 5:36 p.m.
  • Anonym said:


    could you tell me more about part one


    on June 24, 2012, 2:57 p.m.
  • Anonym said:

    IS there a way to see what prior participants are doing for this task?

    on May 16, 2012, 6:40 p.m.

    Jonas Backelin said:

    This is the first pilot in a multi-level badge program in P2PU 'School of Ed', but I will collect some examples in the linked course The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning.  The course version is time-limited to three weeks and use P2P support to complete the 'Certified Networked Teacher' [#CNT12] challenge, which on the contrary is selfpace.  On 25th of June we will also start Syndicated Education in Distributed Learning Environments for the participants willing to take on 'Advanced Networked Teacher' [#ANT12].

    Please contact me regarding ideas or questions!




    on May 17, 2012, 2:22 a.m. in reply to Anonym