I came across this useful tool this morning thanks to watching Anne Marie Cunningham’s interesting presentation on using Web 2.0 technologies in BlackBoard. The tool is called Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice (SNAPP) and it is defined on the SNAPP site as:
SNAPP is a software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies.
In 2004 I wrote a web application for managing student assessments. It was primarily designed for handling the submission of assessments from large cohorts of students. It manages the assessment lifecycle including creating assignments, managing marking schemes, handling submissions, distributing groups of assignments to assessors, facilitating easier online marking, enhancing rapid feedback and the moderation of assignments.
This video provides an overview of the application. I will record some additional videos showing the way that the marking schemes are managed, how moderation is handled and the way that students interact with the system. Read more