Talk:Anne's Portfolio Page


Anne, you have identified a very interesting topic. Please go ahead. You may want to narrow down to certain issues as you proceed, e.g., how facilitate effective online discourse? How to evaluate student knowledge growth by looking at their conversations, etc. Your needs assessment and instructional analysis in the later part will help you get there.


Thanks much, Jianwei. I appreciate your feedback. Anne

Your topic is so organized!!! Abi

Thanks, now I just have to do it! Anne

Your map -- Jianwei Zhang 22:46, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Hi Anne,

You're very productive in designing your course. Your curriculum map is well done. It is fine in its current shape; but I'm wondering if you should save unit 3 on tech and integrate some basics about tech (e.g., example tools) into "understanding online discourse" in unit 1. In this way, you can focus more on the core of facilitating discourse, instead of teaching technological tools. It is up to you though.


Re: Your map -- Anne Canale Stalnecker 23:19, 2 April 2008 (EDT)

Thank you for your feedback, Jianwei. I think I will take your advice, as I've been concerned that my project is becoming too complex for the time we have remaining in course. I appreciate your feedback!

Miriam’s Review

Overall: Can this unit help me learn something meaningful and achieve the stated objectives Comments: Very informative and I'm looking forward to reading the activities for the units. The topic is also very technical, but your doing a great job bringing it all together.
Your design portfolio page (20%):

Your portfolio page reports all the required instructional analysis work (i.e., selecting topic, defining learning outcomes, learner analysis, etc) and design plans (e.g., your major design rationale for using certain learning methods and media, instructional sequencing, instructional curriculum maps, reflections).

Comments: I didn't see a link to your portfolio page, so I could not review your curriculum map, design plans, or rationale.
Learning outcomes (10%):

Expected learning outcomes have been properly identified for the course focusing on “big ideas” related to the selected topic (i.e., ideas that can transform teachers’ understanding of and approaches to learning); and communicated using clear, performance-based terms (e.g., Gagne, p. 134);

Comments: There are four clearly identified ideas that relate to online discussions. All of the four ideas could stand alone as separate topics (there is lots of information that can be found and created for each).
Content-goal consistency (10%): The content and learning experience afforded by the course can help learners achieve the identified learning outcomes, sufficient and necessary. Comments: From your “Organize and Sequence” section in your portfolio you define what each unit of your design will entail. The information is consistent and the learner has clear objectives.
Instructional sequencing (20%): Specific learning objectives have been sequenced in a way that can facilitate the learning of the content, addressing prerequisites before proceeding to major concepts, highlighting connections. Comments: You learning objects and target objectives for each unit are clear and the learner is aware of what to expect. You did a great job with addressing prerequisites and what the learner should expect to learn.
Engagement and interaction (20%): Use effective strategies (e.g., prompts, headings, questions, scenarios, activities) to motivate learners, attract attentions, and promote reflection and interaction. Comments: In all three of your units you have included an activity and a reflection. The learners are also given an opportunity to provide feedback.
Technical quality (10%): Text and pictures are informative and easy to read. Navigation links are properly designed and highlighted to facilitate easy browsing. Comments: All of your links are active and your design is easy to ready and follow. The layout is easy to read.
Extended resources (10%): External, useful resources are linked, recommended, and acknowledged. Comments: I like the way you separated the reading materials from the software. It makes it easy to read and follow.