I received an email from a research assistant working at the, are you ready for this, University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Now as a student, who wouldn't want to go there? It marks the 300th formal request to use the Evaluation Rubric for iPod Apps from folks all over the world. It is being used in school systems, agencies, universities, and by individuals from all over the planet. And that's just the formal requests. How cool is that?
With such a large and diverse group of folks using the rubric, I am getting ready to launch a formal research project as part of my dissertation research at Johns Hopkins to empirically establish content validity for the rubric. If have requested permission to use the rubric and happen to be reading my blog too, look for a formal invitation in the coming month. I have also had requests to publish a list of top apps using the rubric. Look for that list to be in an upcoming blog (once school gets out and I have a little more time on my hands). Thanks again for your interest in my blog, in the rubric, and most importantly in your work to get mobile devices into the hands of students.