It seems like List.ly would be a fun thing to include in online courses. Try the group pizza ordering list below.
I’ve been following Stanford’s Class2Go effort. It’s an appealing notion to pull this and that from here and there. Somehow it makes elearning more like the web in general. Even though portability has existed for a long time though SCORM and other standards, the porting has to be done by a geek, admins have to be involved. When a platform is truly loosely joined, profs and makers really get to control their own assets.
List.ly is too easy to be real. It’s great that the photo for each list item is selected for you—and funny how Kevin is the automatic selection for “Bacon.”
I just started the free Gamification online course, offered by Coursera and taught by Kevin Werbach, assistant prof at the Wharton School, UPenn.
It’s nicely done. Werbach packs a lot of meat into each minute of the video lectures. I like the Coursera interface and organization.
It meets an acid test, too: it’s holding my interest. Here’s proof. I realized early this morning I’d forgotten I signed up for the class. Because I want to be (fairly) serious about it, I’m planning to do the assignments, and logging in for the first time, I see that last week’s section assignment is due today. I sigh. “OK,” I say to myself. “I’ll just watch the first 10-minute intro lecture—that’s all I’ll commit to before Up W/Chris comes on this morning.” Lo and behold, he got me hooked and I’ve watched three additional lectures before 6 a.m.