You’ve found your way, either by purpose or chance, to my blog.
Now, I’m not much of a blogger, but this seems to be the easiest way to build an introduction to what I do, and to provide access if you’re interested in making use of it yourself.
What do I do? I design templates that allow educators to create dynamic, interactive web pages. For free.
A point of clarification is (almost always) needed here.
There are lots of extremely well-developed tools out there for creating media-rich content and social connectivity, and I’m a fan of all that. However, many of us confuse media-rich with interactive, when in truth, students can actually be more passive learners when presented with such materials.
Anyway, after I have got my students engaged and involved with my learning materials, how do I (a) ask them a question, (b) capture their responses, and (c) give them some immediate feedback on their response?
Usually, if you want real-time “question and answer” support, you need access to a learning management system (LMS). I’m also a fan of these, and they are great if you wish to track your students progress and record all of their results.
But if I want to build formative assessment into my learning materials, most LMSs won’t deliver.
So, what do I do again? I design templates that allow educators to create dynamic, interactive web pages. For free.
If you’re curious, and would like to see a sample of the template in action, click here.