On the left hand side of this page, you will see a table of contents which will guide you through this module's reading and activities. This week, our discussions will take place using VoiceThread. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). You will find a VoiceThread at the bottom of each page. Alternatively, you may post your discussion contribution to our wiki site by clicking on the "Discussion" tab at the top of each new page. You will find the discussion questions posted there. If you have any difficulties with VoiceThread, please visit the following link: http://voicethread.com/help/faq/#troublerecording for troubleshooting tips.

In addition, we will also be using MindMeister, a collaborative online mind mapping tool. MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen.

As a culminating activity, we would like to put together a video using animoto to summarize the major themes of the economics of educational technology. For more information on this task, please refer to the Culminating Activity page of our wiki.

Thank you in advance for your participation in our presentation. We hope you enjoy our presentation this week.

Karen Jones, Camille Maydonik and Bryan Hughes