This week, John and Dave are joined by Daniel Lynds, the University of Prince Edward Island's new Instructional Designer. The discussion centers around tips for someone in a new position who is providing support for teachers and professors using technology in their classes.
take: Age old instructional "model" of (1) Presentation, (2) Practice
with both online exercises and hope to flip classroom model with time in
class for practice not lecture, (3) guidance / feedback with focus on
mastery with integrated analytic and "badges" based on gaming concepts.
No current focus on credentials. Hope for global classroom. A lot of
tried instructional concepts on self-paced learning, but sparkle here is
each of the three elements (presentation, practice, guidance /
feedback) are done by a really smart dude. Can it scale? Is there
"enough" content beyond bites of important concepts? Heavy focus on
learner-content interaction (and to some extent learner-teacher
interaction in terms of designed instruction), but what else is required
(learner-teacher interaction or learner-learner interaction) for
practice / guidance beyond online experience?
obligations do schools have to maintain the content of their students
& staff? Can we just delete their Google Apps accounts when they
graduate or retire?
Seth Odell's "Higher Ed Live" - http://higheredlive.com/ Higher Ed communications, student affairs, etc. A community of higher ed web professionals.
Dan Benjamin's "Back to Work" w/ Merlin Mann - http://5by5.tv/b2w Dan Benjamin is, IMO, the biggest thing in podcasting since Leo Laporte's TWiT Network. http://twit.tv/
Related: Merlin Mann's "Cranking" - http://www.43folders.com/2011/04/22/cranking Not quite "edtech" related, but "Back to Work" is heavily focused on
creativity, particularly writing, and how to scratch that itch of
balancing work and creativity.
http://ds106.us/ Radio. What is it? "It is a free form live streaming station that has been
setup for this course, and it is being used as a platform to broadcast
the work being created in the class, and a space for live broadcasts as
well as for programming shows."
"When I saw that highly successful authors were charging $9.99 for an e-book, I thought that if I can make a profit at 99 cents, I no longer have to prove I'm as good as them," says Mr. Locke. "Rather, they have to prove they are ten times better than me."
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