- Pads are free and public by default. You can invite anyone else by emailing them a URL (they don’t even need an EtherPad account). The downside here is that the Pad is public and anyone could potentially view it.
- Free, public pads are limited to 16 users. That’s 16 users at the same time. Here in the library, we recently used Etherpad as a way to collaboratively construct notes during a guest speaker’s session – the only problem being that more than 16 people wanted to add something and basically had to wait until someone one of the other 16 users would “leave” the pad
- Want privacy and the option for more users? EtherPad has a “pro” version available.
Shawn lead CIT’s work with other groups on campus to plan the evolution of Duke’s suite of eLearning tools, platforms and collaborations including Sakai, WordPress, Kaltura, Coursera and others. Shawn has extensive experience working with groups across the university and with technology vendors to select, integrate and support tools for teaching and learning.
- MOOC completion and course activities
- Bass Online Apprentices Share the MOOC Student Experience
- Lessons from a Meta-MOOC
- Embed VoiceThreads into WordPress Sites
- Students in Duke’s Data Analysis and Statistical Inference MOOC
- Marine Megafauna: By the Numbers
- Marine Megafauna MOOC and the Public Library of Science (PLoS) collection