Talk:The MOON Project- Homepage


Instructor comments on your mini-course -- Jz833665 (talk) 09:56, 10 December 2013 (EST)

This mini-course is well designed and informative. To further improve this mini-course:

-Add a section in the course front/home page about course-level objectives, which may be a summary of the unit-level objectives.

-Unit 1 objective: "The learners will be able to browse the MOON project website and know its educational goals." Change "know" to a more specific performance verb.

-Unit 2 objective: "Learners will be able to identify the differences between project-based and collaborative learning and how to use it in science." I think key message of this unit is less about the differences between project-based and collaborative learning, but how identify features in the MOON project that support project-based collaborative learning. - Your last unit: The following section can be more specific: "This assessment process is continual throughout the project, with a final evaluation of what students have learned in the project. The instructor uses the Teacher Answer Key to evaluate students’ identification of the phases of the moon, as well as answering the reflection questions associated with it. " What features are used to support continual formative assessment? Are they specific links to follow on the project's website for such formative and final assessment?

Re: Instructor comments on your mini-course -- Kristine Fleckenstein (talk) 16:42, 10 December 2013 (EST)

I have added on the homepage the course-level objectives as well as unit-level objectives.

Unit 1 objective has been changed from "know" to "identify".

Unit 2 objective has been changed to: "Learners will be able to identify the features of project-based and collaborative learning within the context of the MOON Project."

Last unit objective has the specific ways that the formative and final assessments are made in the project, key factors that are being analyzed based off of student responses and descriptions of moon phases. The teacher handbook has the bulk of the details in order to do the assessment processes.

Thanks for your input!