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Ncicu 2010 presentation

  1. 1. Don’t Break the Bank: Being Creative and Utilizing FREE Resources to Enhance Your Assessment Practices Karen Price & Sandra Nicks Belmont Abbey College   Presented May 25, 2010 at the Sixth Annual NCICU Assessment Conference Raleigh, NC
  2. 2. Why should we be interested in online assessment tools? <ul><ul><li>Increasing need to collect and use data for accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many programs competing for limited resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower cost relative to other data collection methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did I mention.....Many FREE resources available! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Online Assessment Tools <ul><ul><li>Survey Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test, Quiz & Assignment Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical Software Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Preparation and Management </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Online Survey Tools <ul><li>Survey Gizmo ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Version </li></ul><ul><ul><li>unlimited surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unlimited questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>multi-page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>download data to Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>built-in reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  250 responses per month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrolled students are provided free upgrade to Enterprise level with student accounts!  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Online Survey Tool in                                                     ( ) <ul><ul><li>must have Gmail account to use Google docs(free to open gmail account) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Documents, Create a &quot;Form&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several question formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imports data directly to Excel spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email a web-based link to respondents </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Free Collaboration Tools <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Chat ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Mikigo ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Vyew  ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chat ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Oovoo ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share a video conference and your desktop with up to six parties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Free Statistical Analysis Tools <ul><li>PSPP- Free Replacement for SPSS </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports over 1 billion cases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports over 1 billion variables. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syntax and data files are compatible with SPSS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of terminal or graphical user interface. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of text, postscript or html output formats. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy data import from spreadsheets, text files and database sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast statistical procedures, even on very large data sets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No license fees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No expiration period. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No unethical “end user license agreements”. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Another Open Source Statistics Tool <ul><li>Statistics Open For All-- SOFA </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet Friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import Data; even connects to SQL databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML output available to place on website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attractive, easy to read graphing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Statistical Procedures/Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Row and column percentages, with the ability to nest variables </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptives such as Mean, Median, Standard Deviation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pearson's Chi-Square with Contingency Tables </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent samples t-test & Paired samples t-test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One-way ANOVA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nonparametic Tests (Mann Whitney U,Wilcoxon Signed Ranks, Kruskal Wallis H) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pearson's Correlation and Spearman's Correlation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Portfolio Software <ul><li>Sakai </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source System for Collaboration, Course Management, Portfolio Development, and more </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design, publish, share and view portfolios of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wizards & Matrices: Create structures to help site participants document and reflect upon their learning and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluations: Provide site participants with summative feedback on submissions to wizards and matrices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports: Build, view and export reports on portfolio-related site activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layouts & Styles: Manage pre-defined Styles used to control the visual style (fonts, colors, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Templates: Manage templates site participants use to create standardized portfolios </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Ok, so not FREE, but LOW COST <ul><li>ProProfs Quiz Maker </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For Educational Users, Only $36 per year or $5 per month no contract </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited quizzes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an unlimited number of quizzes, store all users’ quiz answers, and analyze and track results. Unlimited number of questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlimited quiz takers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No limit to the number of people who can take a quiz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Track who took your quiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track quiz takers' names, email, ID, IP address, and any custom fields. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Store, view & download quiz results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep an on online record, or download information, on who took the quiz, their score and their answers to each question. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quiz Analytics to understand quiz takers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze question difficulty, time taken, quiz popularity, location of quiz takers and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No advertisements </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Free Resources <ul><li>Anti-Viral Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Avira AntiVir Personal ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic protection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira AntiVir Removal Tool </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira AntiRootkit Tool </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira Boot Sector Repair Tool </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira UnErase Personal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira NTFS4DOS Personal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avira AntiVir Rescue System </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Other Free Resources (cont.) <ul><li>Screen Capturing </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Jing ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>capture a picture of computer screen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>record video of onscreen action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>instantly share over the web, IM, email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  CamStudio ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>record all screen and audio activity on the computer and create industry-standard AVI video files </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Other Free Resources (Google) <ul><li>Document Preparation & Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and share your online documents, presentations and spreadsheets   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create websites and secure group wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Places ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create business websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Editing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picasa ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Cool Free Stuff Ever Note Don't forget the Mill