About the resources provided by Hippasus:

Over the years, many excellent tutorial sites have sprung up over the web, providing basic to advanced instruction for a number of software packages. We believe that there is no purpose served by replicating the materials provided on these sites. Instead, these resources are designed to:

We expect this section to grow over time - additions to it will be documented in the weblog published on the Hippasus site.


The resources:

Title Author Description

A Matrix Model for Designing and Assessing Network-Enhanced Courses

(PDF Version)

Ruben R. Puentedura
A model for the design and evaluation of courses involving networked components. The model allows educators to select appropriate tools, plan their usage, and design metrics for results as part of a single integrated process.
A Moveable Feast: the del.icio.us web
Ruben R. Puentedura
A discussion of the structure, use, and potential of del.icio.us, an online service providing shared bookmarking resources.
Achieving Fairness and Excellence in Social Software
Ruben R. Puentedura
A discussion of practices and tools that avoid many of the pitfalls commonly encountered in the use of social software.
Agile Learning Object Development
Ruben R. Puentedura
An exploration of the concepts from Agile Software Development relevant to the creation of learning objects, focusing on real-world tool usage, and demonstrating the actual development of a learning object.

Digital Storytelling - Basic Thoughts about Visual Composition

Marietta Kesting
This site offers some fundamental principles and guidelines for visual storytelling and for the use of images in a narrative context.
Game and Learn: An Introduction to Educational Gaming
Ruben R. Puentedura
A 14-part podcast series on videogames in education, available in its entirety from iTunes U, that provides educators with the knowledge needed to successfully use educational gaming in their classroom.
Mapping del.icio.us with Anthracite and OmniGraffle
Ruben R. Puentedura
A tutorial demonstrating how to construct visualizations for del.icio.us using two user-friendly Mac OS X programs, Anthracite and OmniGraffle.
Symbolic Math - A Workflow
Ruben R. Puentedura
A tutorial demonstrating the use of Maxima as a tool for basic computation, symbolic math, and typesetting in an integrated workflow.

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