Great news. The initial results from my doctoral research have been complied and analyzed. Ninety-four experts from around the world completed the first round survey designed to establish content and construct validity for the Evaluation Rubric for iPod Apps being used in over 400 schools, universities, systems and agencies across the globe. The first round survey results were very positive. This first round sought to determine if the domains in the rubric were good indicators for determining app quality and if the wording in the score descriptors adequately differentiated the score points within each domain. Based on the first round survey, I constructed a second round that is now in the hands of these same experts for feedback. After the second survey I may be ready to make revisions and in the near future report with a high degree of certainty that the field has a valid instrument for evaluating the quality of mobile applications.
I have attached a Google Doc of two tables that summarize the data from the two most important questions that made up the first round survey. In the near future, I will also post the second round survey results, as well as the revised and validated rubric when it is completed.
It have enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with so many of you and thank you for your time and expertise as we continue to better understand the most effective ways to incorporate technology in our schools and lives. Happy surfing.....