Archive of Syllabus Items

LC info
LC1 - Tues. noon - Erin, Doug, Maura, Matt
LC2 - Tues. 5pm - Heidi, Joel, Melissa, Molly, Dave
LC3 - Tues. 6:15pm - Jenny, Cathy, Amber, Rebecca, Candy
LC4 - Tues. 5pm - Haley, Kristina, Chuck, Jean-Philippe, Jason

February 3-9



AR - Complete evaluation tutorials by February 9th


http://oerl.sri.com/module/index.html



I will be asking you to read through at least one Professional Development Modules

The website identifies the professional development modules as designed for users who:

* want an introduction to all the major components of an evaluation

* are novice evaluators and want to learn more/self-instruct

* are experienced evaluators and want expertise/advice in a targeted area

You are not evaluators, you are action researchers. So these tutorials are not perfectly designed for you. However they can be very useful. Each module contains:

(1) step-by-step strategies and tools of evaluators

(2) a scenarios which helps you see how to apply the tools to an evaluation problem and

3) a case study in which there are questions to be answered (and then compared to peers and experts).

You do NOT have to leave your names nor do you have to respond to the questions. And if you don't understand some of the methodological concepts, don't panic. You will each take different things from the tutorials.



AR - Cycle Report 1 should be in draft form




CT - Read and think about Activity Theory vs. Personal Analysis




Per Paul on Jan 25th (via Courses Announcements): "I have found a much better article on Activity Theory for us to discuss relative to Project #2. Please use the following link and disregard all other references in the syllabus to Activity Theory links or references. Thanks."



Activity theory for designing mobile learning - Lorna Uden



From syllabus:

Activity theory as a framework for designing constructivist learning environment.Jonassen & Rohrer-Murphy

Applying Activity Theory to Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Work-Based Activities in Corporate Settings. Collis & Margaryan



CT - FEB 7 - THEORY THURSDAYS - 6:30PM PST - OPTIONAL AND INFORMAL THEORY DISCUSSION




February 10-16



AR - Make sure to have Regina Meister and the Writing Center review your LIT REVIEW by the end of February.


She is expecting to work with you during the month of Jan and Feb.. I will set you set your time. This way, she will not have to work with all of you at the same time. A few of you are ready to get comments from her in January and I would encourage this. Most of you will be busy with the other assignments and will be able to set a time in February. I expect you set a time with her and be responsible for working with her. This is a wonderful service that your tuition pays for and I am eager to have you all take advantage of it. If you have already been working with her, that you are ahead of the game.Regina Meister, Manager, Writing Support www.gsep.pepperdine.edu/studentservices/writing/

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LD - Feb. 13 at 4 PM PST in Elluminate


Our Grants/Funding meeting with the Pepperdine people at Malibu has morphed a bit. It will be Wed, Feb. 13 at 4 PM PST in Elluminate. Best if one person from each of the remaining design teams (ArtQuest has already met) did a 7 minute presentation of your project. This meeting is optional. I know timing may prevent some of you from attending but we do want to take advantage of their expertise.



CT - Meet with Paul for Class on February 14th


Think about Tools, Roles & Communities – CSCL and CSCW

Read:www.ics.uci.edu/~redmiles/activity/final-issue.html__ and Wenger - Part 3

We will talk about the following so check out the resources.


You might like to check out the following as well... http://instructionaldesign.org/theories/index.html



LD - Project Budget Due February 17th


Project Budget. Project resource budget to be submitted via Google discussions by 2/17/13

Discuss in Group Hangouts: How do we plan the resources we need for our project?

Read Russell Chapters 6-8





February 17-23



CT - FEB 21 - THEORY THURSDAYS - 6:30PM PST - OPTIONAL AND INFORMAL THEORY DISCUSSION




CT - Activity Theory Project Due by Friday


Use the Activity Theory Model to better understand learners in your design project. Place your persona in the subject position in the diagram and analyze the effects of the activity from each point in the system. You may divide the analysis or work together. Report the analysis (2-3 pages) including insights for improving the learning design.



Think about Informal Learning - Multiple Intelligences – Learning Styles

Read: Review Life Center website -LIFE Center- -Research and Organizing Concepts; www.life-slc.org; Howard Gardner (search)



LD - Discuss in G+Group: What are the key elements of an effective presentation?


Read Reynolds Delivery



AR-


Forums (book groups) and Learning Circles and Blogs



February 24- March 2



LD - Meet with Melissa in Webex on February 25th


Discuss: How do we ensure our presentations convey our project value?

Read: Reynolds Delivery



AR - All Literature Reviews should be complete by February 28th




Forums (book groups) and Learning Circles and Blogs



Cycle report 2 should be in draft format soon







CT - Meet with Paul for Class on February 28th


Think about: tech meets Diversity - Learning Disabilities - Universal Access

March 3-9

LD - Discuss Designing for Diversity - Differentiated learning

Discuss in G+ Group: Once a presentation is given, how else can we share it with others interested in our work?
Read:
- Harvrd Business School article;
- Karsh & Fox Part 1 - Grant Writing Book

AR- Forums (book groups) and Learning Circles and Blogs - not an assignment but reminder to stay engaged


CT - MARCH 7 - THEORY THURSDAYS - 6:30PM PST - OPTIONAL AND INFORMAL THEORY DISCUSSION





March 10-16



CT - Meet with Paul for Class on March 14th


Discuss: Constructivist Leaders and Stewards

Read: Lambert 2 & 3, Wenger part 2



CT - Diversity in Learning Project Due Sunday March 17


Project #3

As educators we know that people learn differently. Diversity in learners can appear along many dimensions, including gender, age and culture. Students with various disabilities and learning disorders clearly benefit from appropriate learning strategies. Our effectiveness as educators will be enhanced as we are able to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Select a diverse group of learners that interests you (ADD kids, senior citizens, SLL) and research their challenges and the strategies that have been developed. Focus your attention on technology/ social media applications. Prepare a brief media report (prezi, podcast or video) that communicates your findings along with possible ideas for using technology to further mediate learning differences.

Post your work in Forums so we can all benefit from the collective discoverie



LD - List of Funding Sources Due March 17th




Activity: In your design teams, please investigate 3 to 4 potential funding sources and/or investors for your projects. These sources could include any/all of the following types of funding sources:

• Grants

• Venture capitalists (firms)

• Angel investors (individuals)

• Crowd-sourced sites (e.g. kickstarter)

Format: Please submit a list of 3 to 4 potential funding sources you would like to consider for your product. You must include detailed information regarding each source that explains why you think this source would be interested in and appropriate for your

product. This information could include details such as: whom the source has funded previously, the location of the source, the mission/vision of the source (and how it aligns with your product), the need you would fulfill for the source, and/or your relationship with

the source.



Discuss in Group Hangouts: Where can we find money?

Read: Karsh & Fox Part 2


AR - Forums (book groups) and Learning Circles and Blogs



March 17-23



CT - Discuss Acts of Leadership – Digital Habitats


Read: Lambert 5 & 6 and Wenger part 3

Theory Thursdays this week - optional theory Google Hangout

Assignment #4 due on April 4


Consider how technology is used in your workplace. Are the current practices supported by research and learning theory? Take on the role of steward and

1. Decide on one change that would improve your digital habitat 2. Base it on your current understanding of research and learning theory 3. Devise an implementation strategy 4. Begin the process by executing at least one act of leadership 5. Report on the reaction. (we may decide to do this as a group)

LD - Discuss in G+ Group: How do we convince others to give us money?


Read: Karsh & Fox Part 3


March 24-30



CT - Meet with Paul for Class on March 28th


Discuss Learning vs. Leadership - Social Artists

Read: Wenger part 4

Assignment #4 due on April 4


Consider how technology is used in your workplace. Are the current practices supported by research and learning theory? Take on the role of steward and

1. Decide on one change that would improve your digital habitat 2. Base it on your current understanding of research and learning theory 3. Devise an implementation strategy 4. Begin the process by executing at least one act of leadership 5. Report on the reaction. (we may decide to do this as a group)



LD - Final Design Presentation & Executive Summary Due March 31st


Discuss in Group Hangouts: How do we ensure our presentations are stellar?

Assignment #5 - due 3/31

Presentation details:

- 30 second recorded elevator talk sales pitch

Provides persuasive, clear, strong, and concise description of how technology will

be used in learning environment and ways it will be used to address learning

challenges or needs; Effectively tailored to intended audience; Clearly reflects

passion and commitment for product; Meets 30 second time-cap.

- 1 page pitch outline

Summary materials provide clear and directed background information;

Materials effectively tailored to intended audience; Materials significantly improved

presentation by effectively preparing audience; Materials meet 1-page requirement.

- Project Vision, Benefits & Uniqueness of Design:

Team's vision for using the technology to improve learning is clearly and concisely

stated; Benefits to the users of the product clearly stated; Uniqueness of the

design (for the market and the user) effectively presented; “Why” the intended

audience should buy/invest/pilot the product articulated persuasively.

Presentation - 10 minutes

Presentation is concise, clear, organized and persuasive; Media utilized in

presentation is highly compelling in its design; Speaker(s) demonstrates honestly

in his/her passion and excitement for product; Audience can relate to the

speakers(s); Team effectively and concisely answers questions; Team does

not exceed time limits and utilizes time effectively.


March 31- April 6



LD - Meet with Melissa in Webex on April 1st for Group Presentations


Read Executive Summaries

Team #1: Knowledge Cooler - 6:03 Team #1 Presents

Team #2: GreatOffPaper -6:21 Team #2 Presents

Team #3: ArtQuest - 6:39 Team #3 Presents





CT - Assignment #4 Role of Technology Project Due Friday




Discuss Learning = Identity Mgmt - Situated Learning



LD - Meet with Melissa in Webex on April 8th for Group Presentations


Read Executive Summaries

Team #4: Space Place

Team #5: Educational Push

Read: Jean Lave (search)


April 7-13



CT - Meet with Paul for Class on April 11th


Discuss: Neurobiology as a Tool

Read/Watch: Hawkins TED Talk



AR - Cycle Report three should be in the works


Forums (book groups) and Learning Circles and Blogs


April 14-20



LD - Meet with Melissa in Webex on April 15th


Discuss: How do we improve our presentations? What value did we derive from this course?



CT - Meet with Paul for Class on April 18th




CT - Personal Learning Networks Due Friday april 19




Explore the following.. http://www.edutopia.org/resources-growing-professional-learning-network

Reflect on what we have learned about relationships, learning and leadership and think about learning communities as a cognitive tool.

Finally, after reviewing resources on PLNs and discussing Wenger’s assertion that learning equals identity management.... design an updated PLN for yourself. Just as we started the semester with a learning community map, share your new improved consciously created map of the learning ecology you would like to create for your future.

All media welcome. have fun with this and share in appropriate thread in forums.



Discuss: Facilitating PLNs - AsynchVideo Collaboration

Read/Watch: TBD PLN resources, Chris Anderson TED Web Video