Don’t know Dunno?
Posted July 11, 2012on:
I stumbled on Dunno and did not know what it was. Its site dropped a few clues but the knowing was in the trying.
So I downloaded the app and signed up (both steps are free) and put in a few search terms.
I have learnt that Dunno is like a research assistant that searches for things for you in the background.
So if you have an idea, are troubled by a concept, or are just curious about something, and do not need search results as quickly as Googling them, then Dunno might help you.
What Dunno lacks in speed, it makes up with organization. Dunno categorizes what it finds.
For example, for my search on game-based learning, I was given one top result, images, resources from the general Web, Wikipedia-related articles, news, YouTube videos, and iTunes-related content.
Although Dunno is not fast as Google, it is not a sloth. My search on game-based learning took a few seconds while instructional design and systemic change took a bit longer.
I have not been asked or paid to highlight this tool. I just think that Dunno can be useful for learning be it formal, informal, or serendipitous!