Thought about activity template

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Hi Irwin,

Not confusing at all -- I really like the three strategies for engaging in the course. Another reason why it would be useful to have separate pedagogical templates for each category of engagement.

Do you envisage a challenge exam option for final credit -- or will this be a course-based portfolio or combination of both?

I like the freedom of choice of working alone versus engaging with other learners. Its easy enough to embed the P2P interaction activities within the materials (Microbblogs, forum posts, blog posts etc.) These become optional in the sense of whether the learner decides to participate.

On the assessment side of things -- you could give the learners choice on whether they want to work publicly or privately by the technologies they choose. Eg a portfolio assessment item posted on a public blog versus working on a local document which is saved and then submitted with the final portfolio.

This is going to be a fun design to put together.


Mackiwg (talk)09:46, 31 May 2012

Hi Irwin and Wayne,

Many interesting ideas here. I look forward to helping to figure out the best approach. In my mind, getting the right balance of engaging activities and reflections to support learning, but not so much as to create "busy work", is a key design factor. Maybe once we have all of the content up and chunked into pages, we can create a schedule of activities/assignments in the course guide (with estimated work times for each), to help us evaluate.

Also, I think we should be clear about the ways learners may choose to use the course in the course guide. This is where we could explain the different activities and how the learners can choose which they want to engage in.

I like the idea to create "personalized" activity templates....potentially an opportunity for some creativity...seems appropriate for an art course :)


ASnieckus (talk)23:20, 31 May 2012

Alison, couldn't agree more - no busy work. I would also envision three (if that's the number) distinctly marked pathways or points of divergence.

Idevries (talk)03:15, 1 June 2012