Question for my PLN:
One of my former students, who is now an Assistant Director of Instructional Technology at a different institution, emailed me today to ask me a question. I decided to re-post her question here in G+, to my PLN, because I think you guys out there might have better solutions than what I gave her.
SIDE NOTE: (1) I am humbled that I am still seen as a valid go-to resource person, (2) I am proud to know that my passion for lifelong learning has been passed on to the next generation.
Question (as posed to me):
"An instructor in an online asynchronous course wants to display a list of topics that students can then select and do a project on. However, she does not want them to select the same topic idea. So, we need a tool that displays a list of topics in real time and allows students to select a topic and have it automatically be removed from that list. Do you have any idea what technology solution could be applied to this scenario?"
Answer (as offered by me):
I suggested using Google tools (Google Doc with embedded tables, or Google Forms), with the edit-history enabled, so that the instructor can track the real-time engagement.
However, I am sure there are other tools out there which might be a bit more "automated", and/or offer more top-down-control (if that is an issue).
Does anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance.