Instructors often spend a great deal of time trying to come up with cost efficient and time efficient ways of adding interactivity into online courses. However, if you know where to look there are many tools available online that are free of charge. This website focuses on five tools that are free for educators, and that have a reasonable learning curve. The tools covered include Audacity, an audio program; Hot Potatoes, which is quizzing software; Quandary, a program that creates decision mazes; PollMonkey, a polling/survey tool; and Nicenet.org, a free online course management system. Follow the links at left to learn more about each of these tools.
Instructional Technology Consultant
Wake Forest University
Instructional Technology Consultant,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro