Friday, November 9, 2007

Gotta Be Careful and Courses to Apply a Rubric to.

There's so much cool stuff out there. The Tony Karrer articles are really worthwhile to me but I've got to stay focused on the eLearning Rubric option and not go down too many 'rabbit trails.'

I realized the first pdf I'd gotten of an article by Pisik, who works(ed?) for AT&T and developed a rubric for their training courses was short all the illustrations. Funny thing, I had put my librarian at the Corps to work on finding the article for me as my database search brought it up in ERIC. The Corps librarian found it at St. Ambrose University, but with only 2 pages instead of the 8 or 9 it really contains. The librarians or staff at Ambrose mustn't have scanned the whole article. But, wouldn't you know it, WIU had the complete article. I should've tried that first but, live and learn. The pages that were missing in the article are the actual rubric that Pisik developed for AT&T. It didn't take the Corps librarian long to find the complete article...he said it was a phone call away.

Now to decide what elearning classes to evaluate. Hmmmm...I could evaluate the two classes I'm in this semester, IDT 510 and 516. Is that silly or what? I've taken some online training for software from Lynda.com, Sessions.edu, and there's always the training that Army pushes at us once or twice a year. I'm probably gonna need some input or ideas on a third source to evaluate. So, if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to suggest! I really don't want to have to pay for a course and that's what I'd have to do to evaluate a Lynda.com or Sessions.edu course. Plus, the timeframe to complete this final project will not allow for completion of a course and then an evaluation. Hmmmm.....

5 comments:

Mariann said...

Rabbit Holes - black hole maybe! I know what you mean...
Joe, do you know of El McMeen?

Joe Nobiling said...

No, I haven't, Mariann. But I have visited his website now that you bring him to mind. Pretty interesting. Have to check out one of his cds sometime. Thanks!

Here's one for you...Uncle Earl? Heard them? They're fun!

Joe Nobiling said...

Rabbit Holes - Black Holes!

Remember Alice in Wonderland? What a rabbit hole she fell into!!!

Sue McDaniel said...

If you're still having trouble locating online courses to evaluate, let me know and I'll see if I can hook you up with an instructor or two here @ IHCC. Much better than having to pay for a course.

I agree that Prof. West's netvibes page is WWWAAAYYY better than the one I was trying to compile with all our blogs. It was becoming a nightmare to try to keep up. Now it's much easier.

And, Joe, you are a machine ... 9 posts already... how do you have time to study? LOL!

Joe Nobiling said...

You think I'm a machine! I know you've looked at Mariann's blog...she's up to 12 posts!!! It's all got to do with the time she spent on that island with Gilligan and the Professor! ;^)