Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ediscio - Collaboratively Create Flashcards

Ediscio is the latest online flashcard resource that I've come across in the last week. Ediscio is a little different from a lot of flashcard creation tools because Ediscio lets you build sets of flashcards individually or with the help of other Ediscio users. The other distinguishing feature of Ediscio is that flashcards can include images.

After creating an account, the process of creating flashcards is fairly easy. To create a set of flashcards, you first have to create what Ediscio calls a "card box." It is within the card box that you create each flashcard. If you would like to have other users create flashcards with you, you can invite them to be a part of your group. Like most good online flashcard systems, Ediscio provides you with data about your knowledge of the flashcards in your "card box."

Applications for Education
Ediscio could be used by an entire class to create a "card box" that all of the students can study. Not only does studying flashcards help students retain information, the process of creating flashcards also helps students learn. The option to include images in the flashcards makes Ediscio a good choice for students in courses that require the identification of items by sight.

Here are some other flashcard resources that may be of interest to you:
Study Tag
Flashcard Flash
Flashcard DB
Study Stack

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