Web Exploration
Exploring CMC Tools and Resources for
Student Motivation, Interaction, Collaboration, and Assessment

by Curt Bonk, Indiana University and CourseShare
cjbonk@indiana.edu http://mypage.iu.edu/~cjbonk/
September, 2003


I. Online Courses and Course Materials:
1. Pew redesigned courses (to include technology);
(see also course redesign descriptions: http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewGrant/ProjDesc.html)

2. Expert Videos: Harvard Business School (December 16, 2002).
Moving Beyond the Classroom With Executive Education: Distance Learning: What the Experts Think (view 2-3 of the videos) http://hbswk.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml?id=3217&sid=0&pid=0&t=innovation
(also see Harvard Business Online: http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/b01/en/home/index.jhtml?_requestid=34529)

3. Merlot.org: http://www.merlot.org/Home.po (peer rated teaching resources)

4. Careo: http://www.careo.org/index.html
(a searchable, Web-based collection of multidisciplinary teaching materials for educators across Alberta, Canada and beyond)

5. MIT Open Knowledge Initiative: http://web.mit.edu/oki/

6. Xanedu (article coursepacks): http://xanedu.com/

7. Digital Books: Metatext: http://metatext.com/index.jsp

8. The National Engineering Education Delivery System is a digital library of learning resources for engineering education: http://www.needs.org/needs/index.jhtml?path=/public/premier/

9. Get Links (Online gerontology): http://www.indiana.edu/%7Egetlinks/index.html

10. Florida Virtual School: http://www.flvs.net/ (K-12)

II. Blogging Web Resources:
1. Stephen Downes (2003, May).
More than Personal: The Impact of Weblogs (includes comprehensive listing of Blogging software, tools, and resources).
2. Blogger.com (free or paid): http://new.blogger.com/home.pyra
3. Pitas: http://pitas.com/
4. Intro to Weblogs: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/13183hotline/
5. EduBlog Resources: http://webtools.cityu.edu.hk/news/newslett/edublogs.htm
Blog chats, discussion lists, filters and more may be found at the Weblogs Compendium Tools site:
6. Moveable Type: http://www.movabletype.org/
7. Radio Userland: http://radio.userland.com/
8. Live Journal (free and open source): http://www.livejournal.com/
9. Free-Conversant: http://www.free-conversant.com/
10. H2O: http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/ViewProject.do?projectID=65
(communities around ideas at Harvard)

III. Interesting E-Learning Web Resources:
1. Explorers Web: http://www.explorersweb.com/
(see also Northpole 2003: http://www.northpole2003.com/)
2. Online Higher Education Notebook: http://www.uis.edu/~schroede/sources.htm
3. Human Intelligence: http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/
4. Example of Supplemental Web Resources:
Psychology Applied to Teaching: http://college.hmco.com/education/snowman/psych_app/9e/instructors/index.html
5. The Museum of Unworkable Devices: http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/unwork.htm
6. Cases: My Patient: http://mypatient.com/publicsite/controller?command=DisplayHome
7. LibraryShare (digital libraries): http://www.libraryshare.com/
8. Einstein Archives Online: http://www.alberteinstein.info/
9. The Bobweb (Best of Bonk on the Web): http://www.indiana.edu/~bobweb/
(creative thinking, critical thinking, cooperative learning, and motivation resources)
10. Just-in-Time-Teaching:
Sampler: http://webphysics.iupui.edu/jitt/jitturls.html
Another sampler: http://webphysics.iupui.edu/jitt/resources.html

IV. Web Tools for E-Learning (Most Free):
1. Free Concept Map Tool: IMHC CMapping tool: http://www.coginst.uwf.edu/CmapV2/Download.html
2. Concept Mapping tool--Inspiration (90 days free): http://inspiration.com/
Inspiration is a fairly inexpensive and popular piece of software that allows for mental mapping, project planning, and visual thinking through a set of easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools.
3. Hot Potatoes (Half-Baked Software-Free): http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/
4. Videopaper (free): http://brp.terc.edu/VPB/vpb.html
5. Virtual Tour of Oxford: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/
6. CyberFashion Show: http://www.sfu.ca/sfufit/
7. Learnbydoing.net (chat tool with visuals from Stanford): http://www.learningbydoing.net/
8. Moodle (a free replacement for WebCT): http://moodle.org/
(from martin Dougiamas, Western Australia)
9. Flabusi role play simulator generator: http://www.fablusi.com/authoring/
(created by Albert Ip of Australia).
Design document for Flabusi: http://www.fablusi.com/requestDesignDoc.asp
10. Thiagi's Interactive Fiction Web Site (online story telling):

V. Interactive News:
1. Interactive Visual Explainers (A simple classification):
2. Web Log of Interactive Narratives: http://www.interactivenarratives.org/
3. One world Expeditions: http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/expeditions/
4. Narrative: Enron Example: http://www.msnbc.com/modules/enron/
5. Instructives: How Tornados Form: http://www.msnbc.com/modules/tornado/default.asp
6. Instructive: Train Accident: http://www.unav.es/malofiej/entries/9/020-1/accitren.html
7. Explorative: Building Bodies (Becoming Human): http://www.becominghuman.org/
8. Simulative: Printing Process: http://www.moma.org/whatisaprint/flash.html
9. Simulative: Introduction to Sailing: http://www.macgregor.net/sailing/
10. Mount Everest (by climbers): http://www.mounteverest.net/

VI. Simulations and Labs:
1. ExploreCornell Beetle Science: http://explore.cornell.edu/scene.cfm?scene=Beetle%20Science
2. National Budget Simulation: http://www.budgetsim.org/nbs/
3. Voltage Simulation: http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/Voltage/
4. Cells Alive (Biology): http://www.cellsalive.com/howbig.htm
5. Learn Anywhere, Anytime Physics (LAAP): http://www.laaphysics.org/
6. Engineering Lab: http://vlab.ee.nus.edu.sg/vlab/
7. Virtual Chemistry: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/vrchemistry/
8. Frog Dissection: http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/frog/Frog2/Dissection/Setup/setup1.html
9. Internet Psychology Lab: http://www.ipsych.com/
Ed Psych: http://epsych.msstate.edu/
10. Business Scenarios:
WisdomTools: http://wisdomtools.com/
Simulearn: http://www.simulearn.net/SimuLearn/simulearn_home_page.htm

VII. Fun, Games, and Sounds:
1. Games2Train (Marc Prensky) (games and simulations)
2. Thiagi: http://thiagi.com/ (interactive resources)
3. Quia: http://www.quia.com/web
It has a lot of different features, so teachers can easily create web pages, hangman games, puzzles, quizzes, surveys.... and so on.
Free for 30 days.
4. http://www.puzzlemaker.com
The puzzlemaker.com web site is a wonderful tool for designing puzzles. Puzzlemaker has ten different types of puzzles you can use.
The directions for using puzzlemaker are simple and easy to follow. It takes me about fifteen minutes to set one up.
" When I allow students to create their own puzzles they are self-directed learners because they are in control."
TICKIT teacher 2000-2001
5. http://www.greeneclipsesoftware.com
EclipseCrossword lets you create crossword puzzles easily, in a few minutes. Just add water,
6. Sound Files: http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/soundfx/Weather.shtml
7. Sound Files: http://www.musicloops.com/Cart/index4.htm

XIII. Learning Styles:
1. Index of Learning Styles: http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/ILSpage.html
2. Learning Style Indictor: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/kolb.html
3. Learning Style information: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/learning/styles.html
4. More Learning Style information: http://www.geocities.com/jeniskanen/4mat.htm

IX. Online Communities and Virtual Teams:
2. Tapped-IN: http://www.tappedin.org/
TAPPED IN™ is the online workplace of an international community of education professionals. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaboration with colleagues.
3. Light Bridge: http://www.sonoma.edu/lightbridge/main/
Each content area contains multiple lessons, which are comprised of a variety of materials - lesson introduction, video demonstrations, and support material. Light Bridge employs videoconferencing to support pre-service teachers at distant sites. Student teachers and their mentors collaborate with university faculty via videoconferencing that includes video samples of teaching.
4. LearnScope: http://www.learnscope.anta.gov.au/learnscope/home.asp
Australian Flexible Learning Community.
5. StartWright (virtual teams): http://www.startwright.com/virtual.htm
6. Virtual Edge for Teams: http://www.virtualteams.com/
7. Coach Universe: http://www.coachuniverse.com/virtualteams.htm
8. There.com: http://www.there.com/
(world of conversations, fashion shows, parties, etc.)

X. Synchronous and Asynchronous Conferencing Tools:
1. Centra: http://www.centra.com/
2. Raindance: http://www.raindance.com/raindance/index.jsp#
3. HorizonLive: http://horizonlive.com/
4. Livemeeting (Placeware): http://main.placeware.com/
5. WebEx: http://webex.com/
6. http://ultimatebb.com/ (useful Bulletin Board system free, full version is $100-200)
7. Nicenet: http://www.nicenet.org/ (free asynchronous conferencing tool)
8. Discuss: http://www.discusware.com/discus/index.html (free discussion board)
9. GroupSystems: http://www.groupsystems.com/ (Brainstorming and decision making)
10. http://www.groove.net/
Groove Networks, Inc. provides desktop collaboration software that accelerates business activity both within and across company boundaries by providing a 10X improvement over email alone for getting work done. Version: Groove Workspace v2.5g, Build Number: Platform: Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP

XI. Lists of Conferencing Tools:
1. A List pf conferencing tools:
(this link to a list of 85 or so bulletin board message systems)
2. A List: http://thinkofit.com/webconf/
David Wooley's massive Web site of conferencing software for the Web.
Description: Conferencing Software for the Web:
A comprehensive guide to software that powers discussions on the Web Forum Software - BBS Software - Internet & Intranet Groupware Software for Virtual Communities - Virtual Teams - Message Boards - Collaborative Workgroups
3. http://thinkofit.com/webconf/wcrelate.htm
(A link from Wooley's site. Description: Conferencing Software for the Web Related Resources)

XII. Electronic Survey Tools:
1. SurveyKey: http://www.surveykey.com/
Produce customized professional looking online surveys, polls, tests, questionnaires and feedback forms in just minutes
2. SurveyShare: http://surveyshare.com/
Survey share combines the power of the Web and e-mail to help you collect and organize your information needs.
3. SurveyMonkey: http://surveymonkey.com/
A powerful tool for serious primates of all species.
SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily.
Find out what everyone is talking about.
4. SurveyMonkey: http://www.zoomerang.com/
(create free Internet surveys)
5. InfoPoll: http://infopoll.com/
6. Surveys.com: http://surveys.com/
7. WebSurveyor.com: http://websurveyor.com/
8. iNetSurvey.com: http://inetsurvey.com/
9. KeySurvey.com: http://www.keysurvey.com/
10. Perseus.com (SurveySolutions): http://perseus.com/

XIII. College and University ePortfolio Web sites:
1. Alverno College: http://ddp.alverno.edu/
2. Johns Hopkins University: http://cte.jhu.edu/EPWEB/index.htm
3. Kalamazoo College: http://www.kzoo.edu/pfolio
4. Maricopa Community Colleges' Resources on ePortfolios: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/dd/eportfolio02/resources.php
5. Penn State University: http://www.e-education.psu.edu/portfolios/e-portfolio.shtml
6. Portland State University: http://portfolio.pdx.edu/Portfolio
7. University of Minnesota: http://eportfolio.d.umn.edu

XIV. Portfolio and Assessment Organizations:
1. American Association for Higher Education ePortfolio Web site: http://aahe.ital.utexas.edu/electronicportfolios/index.html
2. efolio Minnesota: http://www.efoliomn.com
3. ePortConsortium: http://eportconsortium.org
4. Helen Barrett, internationally known expert on ePortfolios: http://www.electronicportfolios.com
5. Knowledge Media Lab: http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/KML
6. National Learning Infrastructure Initiative (NLII) on ePortfolios: http://www.educause.edu/nlii/keythemes/eportfolios.asp
7. Open Source Portfolio Initiative: http://www.theospi.org
8. Ready2Net Broadcast "Teaching, Learning and Assessment with ePortfolios": http://csumb.edu/ready2net/speakers/2002/index.html#program_4
9. Urban Universities Portfolio Project: http://www.imir.iupui.edu/portfolio
10. Academic Integrity: http://www.academicintegrity.org/ (assoc.)

XV. Plagiarism and Fake Degrees:
1. http://www.turnitin.com/ (software, $100, free 30 day demo/trial)
(also see resource http://www.plagiarism.org/)
2. http://www.copycatch.freeserve.co.uk/ (free in UK)
3. http://www.canexus.com/ (Eve2 software; essay verification engine, $19.95)
4. http://www.plagiarism.org/ (resource)
5. http://www.fakedegrees.com/
6. http://www.myodegrees.com/
7. http://www.boxfreeconcepts.com/magicmill/
8. http://www.bogusphd.com/
9. http://www.coastal-retreat.com/degrees/funny.html

XVI. Portfolio and Testing Tool Vendors:
1. Avenet Web Solutions: http://www.avenet.net
2. Chalk and Wire: http://www.chalkandwire.com
3. ePortaro: http://www.eportaro.com
4. McGraw-Hill's Folio Live: http://www.foliolive.com
5. NuVentive: http://www.nuventive.com
6. rSmart Group: http://www.rsmart.com
7. Taskstream: http://www.taskstream.com
8. Questionmark: http://www.questionmark.com/us/home.htm
9. Principia: http://www.principiaproducts.com/partners/
10. Survey Systems, Inc: http://www.sur-sys.com/
Note: Above Electronic Portfolio References were from:
Lorenzo Associates, Inc. Educational Pathways:
Lorenzo Associates, Inc., P.O. Box 74, Clarence Center, NY 14032. Copyright 2002-03. (Reprinted with permission.)

XVII. E-Magazines, Journals, Newsletters (most free!):
1. Collaborate Magazine: http://www.collaborate-mag.com/collaboratemag/
2. Digital Knowledge: Going Interactive: http://www.knowledgedrivers.com/Resources/Res_Newsletter.html
3. Distance Education Report: http://www.magnapubs.com/archive/der/
4. Educause Quarterly: http://www.educause.edu/pub/eq/
5. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks: http://www.aln.org/publications/jaln/index.asp
6. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/
7. The International Review of Open and Distance Learning: http://www.irrodl.org
8. Learning and Training Innovations: http://www.ltimagazine.com/ltimagazine/
9. Performance Xpress: http://www.performancexpress.org/ (Int'l Society of Perf Improvement)
10. Pew Learning and Technology Program Newsletter: http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewNews1.html
(merged with the Learning MarketSpace: http://www.center.rpi.edu/LForum/LdfLM.html)
11. Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloan-c.org/
12. Syllabus Magazine: http://www.syllabus.com/
13. T.H.E. (Technological Horizons in Education) http://www.thejournal.com/
14. The Technology Source (the Michigan Virtual University): http://ts.mivu.org/
15. Training Magazine: http://www.trainingmag.com/training/index.jsp
16. Transform Magazine: http://www.transformmag.com/

XVIII. Generic Commercial Search Engines:
1. Google! http://www.google.com
(Google Image Search http://www.images.google.com)
2. AltaVista: http://www.altavista.com
3. Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
4. Lycos: http://www.lycos.com
5. Snap: http://www.snap.com
6. Go.com (formally known as Infoseek): http://www.go.com
7. Excite: http://www.excite.com
8. HotBot: http://www.hotbot.com
9. All the Web: http://alltheweb.com

XIX. Metasearch and Graphics Engines:
1. MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com)
2. Mamma (http://www.mamma.com)
3. Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com)
4. OneSeek (http://www.oneseek.com)
5. SavvySearch (http://www.savvysearch.com)
6. FindIt! (http://www.itools.com/find-it)
7. SavvySearch (http://www.savvysearch.com)
8. Search Engine Watch (http://www.searchenginewatch.com)
9. Ask Jeeves (http://www.ask.com)
answers questions asked in plain English, without requiring keywords or complicated search strings
10. Graphics Search Engine: ditto.com: http://www.ditto.com

© Curt Bonk (2003)