Friday, July 1, 2016

Module 5 Collaboration Task: Tool #8, Paper.li


Evaluating Communication Tools
Needs Improvement
Promising
Good
Excellent
Ease of use
-User requires support in order to navigate tool.



-The tool’s purpose and/or application is/are unclear to users.
-User may require some support in order to navigate tool.


-Tool can only be used for only one application.
-User is able to navigate tool with little-to-no support.

-Tool can be used for at least two different applications (e.g., word processing and audio).
-User is able to navigate tool easily, requiring no support.

-Tool can be used for three or more applications (e.g., video, audio, word processing).
Accessibility
-Tool requires app or download.



-Is incompatible with or cannot be accessed by regular communication platforms (e.g., desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, etc.).
-Tool may require app or download.



-Is accessible by at least one communication platform (eg., desktop computer/laptop but not mobile devices, tablets, etc.).
-Tool is available in web-based format OR as a mobile app.

-Is accessible by more than one technology platform (e.g., desktop computer, mobile phone, tablets).
-Tool is available in web-based format AND as a mobile app.

-Can be accessed by desktop, laptop, tablet, and/or any mobile device.
Two-way communication
-Offers no way to communication between users.
-Provides one-way communication between users (e.g., teachers can communicate with parents but not the other way around).

-Provides all users with a way  to communicate directly with each other (e.g., parents with teachers, teachers with students, students with other students).

- Offers collaborative features on projects (e.g., students can track changes, reject/accept them, and revise).
-Offers a way to track communication on multiple devices, including original messages sent by MMS and “Cloud” transcripts.  


-Past communication is archived and easily searchable.

Comprehensibility to a large audience
-Uses language that is unfamiliar to a majority of the population.


-Uses little or no supporting methods of communication (e.g.., icons, images) to support comprehension.
- Uses language familiar to a specific niche or small majority of the population.

- Uses some supporting methods of communication (e.g., icons, images) to support comprehension.
- Uses language familiar to a majority of the population.

- Effectively uses supporting methods of communication (e.g., icons, images) to support comprehension.
- Uses language familiar to almost all of the population.


- Very effective use of supporting methods of communication (e.g., icons, images) to support comprehension.
Information sharing
-Does not allow file sharing.

-Does not have the ability to integrate images, files or links into communication.

- Does not readily allow for sharing communications through other sites.
-Allows users to share files of at least one format

-Limited ability to integrate images, files or links into communication.

- Allows users limited ability to share communications through other sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
- Allows users to share files of various formats.

- Users can integrate images, files, or links into communication.

- Allows users to share communications through other sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
- Allows users to share files of all types.

- Users can readily integrate files into communication.

-Allows users to easily share communications through other sites, accommodating specific social media features (such as 140 characters in a Tweet or image size specifications) by compressing large pieces of information (e.g., URLs are now shortened into stable quick-links like “bitly”).
Fast, efficient communication
-Tool does not notify users of new communication or fails to provide consistent, regular notifications.

- Contains many distracting or superfluous features / ads.
-Tool notifies users, but does not do so instantaneously; this notification may show signs of lag.

- May contain some distracting or superfluous features / ads.
- Users receive notifications from other users in real-time exchanges.


- Designed / laid out for efficiency (i.e., it lacks superfluous features or distracting ads).
-Not only are notifications in real-time, but they are also customizable: the user can turn notifications on or off in his/her settings.

- Designed / laid out for maximum efficiency.
Support
-Tool does not have the ability to save work.


-No supports are available.
-User must manually save work.


-At least one support is available (help menus, tutorials, etc.)
-Tool automatically saves work.


-Multiple supports are available (help menus, tutorials, etc.)
-Tool automatically saves work with unlimited storage.

-Multiple supports are available (help menus, tutorials, etc.), including live support (help line, chat, etc.)
Archived and indexed for searching
-Tool does not have the ability to archive or index communication.
-Tool has the option to archive and index communication.
-Tool automatically archives communication.
-Tool automatically archives AND indexes communication.

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