Talk:Emily Johns


Instructor comments on your topic and instructional analysis -- Jz833665 (talk) 11:08, 23 February 2015 (EST)


Your project focusing on Book Creator in heading toward a fascinating direction! Your analysis of the learning outcomes (what is to be learned) and the learner is helpful for your next steps of design.

Two suggestions: 1) Your analysis of the needs points out two elements: use of Book Creator app, and the method of digital story telling. You may have noticed that there is a mini-course about digital story telling on the homepage of KNILT. So you may give a basic intro to it while referencing/linking to this existing mini-course. This will allow you to focus on learning activities using Book Creator app at a greater depth. Such activities may encourage students' authentic writing, collaboration, and reflection on the writing.

2) I'm interested in your thought on using Book Creator in both ELA and content area teaching. The latter will be attractive to many educators.

Instructor comments on your objectives -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 14:26, 5 March 2015 (EST)

Your objectives are clearly defined and stated. Nice work. Please go ahead to conduct the task and content analysis.

Instructor comments on your refined task analysis and unit-level performance objectives -- Jz833665 (talk) 17:11, 5 April 2015 (EDT)

Hi Emily,

You've had a productive pass with your task analysis to define and sequence unit objectives and related contents. I have two suggestions for you to consider: 1) Your course level/end of course objectives are stated a bit differently in three different places under performance objectives, task analysis and map. You'd want to keep them consistent.

2) In your task analysis, some of the unit objectives describe what the learner will do during the unit, instead of results of such learning. For example: Participants will take an assessment on the parts of the Book Creator app in order to show mastery of the app before progressing to creating their own samples.