Here is my two cents on the pros and cons of Evernote and Diigo.
Since it’s only my second Jing, I still get nervous about saying just the right thing, and I also feel anxious about the time limit of 5 minutes. There’s this nerdy sign off on the end, that somehow reminds me of how my Dad used to embarrass me at the elementary school concert, but nonetheless it is a successful Jing and I hope that it highlights some of my intended comment about Evernote and Diigo.
Studies (Hans Van Der Meij & Gellevij, Veronikas & Maushak) are showing that still screen captures have had little effect on the learners ability to grasp concepts. However when combined with audio and/or video, students are able to conceive more efficiently material. This explains the success of such growing institutions as Khan Academy, where students can watch videos taught as a lesson as many times as they choose in order to grasp a concept. My hope is that the Jings I will create for my library work, will benefit my entire school community in the same way.
Hans Van Der Meij, & Mark Gellevij. (1998). Screen captures in software documentation. Technical Communication, 45(4), 529-543. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 35829739).
Susan Walsh Veronikas, & Nancy Maushak. (2005). Effectiveness of Audio on Screen Captures in Software Application Instruction. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(2), 199-205. Retrieved December 4, 2011, from ProQuest Education Journals. (Document ID: 907825491).