Packback is a social learning discussion platform designed to flip the traditional, instructor-led discussion, so students ask the questions. This platform’s interface is based on a social media feed, with a scrolling discussion forum, upvoting (called Sparks), and space for students to engage with their peers and their instructor. Instructors can publicly praise good posts, […]
Category: Ed-Tech Review Open Resources
Resources in this folder come from the Educational Technology Review Project in the OTL.
Ed-Tech Accessibility Language Examples
This page contains example language for accessibility criteria when conducting educational technology reviews. The criteria include user experience and content creator experience. This information does not apply to any OTL or DU policies. This information is strictly to be used for guidance around reviewing educational technology for data privacy concerns. Example Language 1. “Baseball Cap” […]
Ed-Tech Review Language Examples
This page contains example language for three criteria in our Educational Technology Review Rubric (ETRR). The criteria are what data is being collected, who has access to that data, and what technical supports are available. This information does not apply to any OTL or DU policies. This information is strictly to be used for guidance […]
Ed Tech Accessibility Review Rubric Open Resource
The Educational Technology Accessibility Review Rubric can be used to evaluate teaching tools for accessibility concerns and considerations. Download a version of this rubric here. Accessibility Review Criteria Explained 1. User Experience – Supports Text-to-Speech (TTS) Screen readers help people with vision loss read content, operate interface elements and widgets, and perform other computer tasks […]
Ed Tech Review Rubric Open Resource
The Educational Technology Review Rubric (ETRR) can be used to evaluate an array of available teaching tools for their safety, uniqueness of functionality, accessibility, and whether they are highly effective in achieving innovative pedagogical goals. Download a version of this rubric here.
Ed Tech Review Template Open Resource
*Placeholder review text* Describe the technology. What does it do? Who is it designed for? What learning problems does it solve? What are the highlights? Tips for learning about the technology: Read the “About” page on the technology website. Conduct a search for reviews about the technology to learn more about the technology’s uses and […]