Dissertation, Explain Everything 2.0, and a Book
I'm already in the participant selection phase for the first of three case studies that are part of my doctoral research. I am exploring the relationship between teachers' beliefs on learning and their instructional practices, using mobile screencasting and qualitative formative assessment as lenses for this examination. My methodology is what I am calling 'Design Based Case Study Research.'
Explain Everything 2.0
I've been bad about posting stuff on this blog mostly because I have spent less time investigating new tools and more time working on getting an upgrade to Explain Everything ready for public release. The feature that I am most excited about is the ability to insert and annotate over videos - live and imported. I'm excited to see what people come up with. YOu can learn more about what's going on with EE 2.0 by clicking here.
Last summer a colleague and I led a workshop called 'Leading Online' at a couple of summer educational technology conferences. After putting some time into both the planning and the execution of this workshop, we considered ways to take what we had done and allow it to evolve in some other format. I have enjoyed getting familiar with iBooks author where I have been putting together a manual for Explain Everything. We are considering using the iBooks ecosystem for distribution of the book. Tomorrow, I'll post some more about our ideas and plans.