The ability to create dynamic, online surveys and use them in a variety of contexts is a phenomenally powerful skill in our modern information environnment. We live in an age where many clamor for “data backed decision making,” and if your constituents have access to the web– then a web-based survey can be one of the easiest and fastest way to get information from them about a particular topic. This is as true for a teacher or a student as a businessperson working in a major corporation.
I have known about and used SurveyMonkey for some time, in fact I used it today to survey my 23 workshop participants about their prior online educational experiences. (Results available as a PDF file)
Without paying money, SurveyMonkey limits free users to just 10 questions and 100 respondents per survey. Even with those restrictions SurveyMonkey is a great tool, but it can be frustrating if you have a lot of potential respondents and (like me) you prefer not to pay for something that is otherwise available for free.
Those limitations and restrictions do not apply with Perseus SurveySolutions Express. Teachers and IT staff here in Lewisville ISD just told me about this service this morning. Organizational entities need to pay to license the Perseus survey solution, but individuals do not! Comparable survey question options to the paid version of SurveyMonkey, but for free! This includes the ability to create complex, branching surveys where respondents see different questions based on their answers to earlier questions.
NEW COMMENT ON THIS: SINCE WORKING WITH PERSEUS’S SURVEY TOOL, I HAVE FOUND A MAJOR LIMITATION OF IT IS THAT IT REQUIRES MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER 5.5 OR NEWER TO USE.
Yet another powerful example of read/write web or web 2.0 tools in action!
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On this day..
- Share Your Ideas: Platforms for Publishing #globaled10 - 2010
- Privacy Implications of your Social Graph on Facebook #cwf2010 - 2010
- Advice for Parents: How to Encourage Creativity in Your Child #cwf2010 - 2010
- Amazing iPad Digital Drawings at the Creativity World Forum #cwf2010 - 2010
- Legos, Creativity, and the Oklahoma City Lego Store - 2010
- Are We Ready to Innovate? Closing Creativity World Forum Session #cwf2010 - 2010
- imagination conversations: a project of the Lincoln Center Institute #cwf2010 - 2010
- The Power of Deep Structure by Andrew Zolli #cwf2010 - 2010
- From Imagination to Innovation: Creativity World Forum #cwf2010 - 2010
- Take the Dan Pink Challenge: Make Time for Non-commissioned Work - 2010