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Tasks for Week 6

  • Register in this wiki using your true name.
  • Learn to use this space
    • Go to Help:Contents, learn how to edit, format, create, and link wiki-pages.
    • Go to the main page, click the About us link to go to the About Us page, click "edit" on the top of that page, add your name on the list of members followed with a brief self-intro, mark your name as a link to a new page (ie., put it in "[[ ]]"). Click "preview" at the bottom, if OK, click "save" to save the page. Then your name will be shown in red in the page. Click your name to start to create your page. In your page, please try using headings, bulletin lists, pictures. After you save your page, you'll have a personal page linked with the About Us page. To revisit the personal page you've just created, you can go to the About Us page from the Main Page or the Community Portal on the left, then click your name in the About Us page.

  • Project topic

- Browse existing wiki-courses ( go to ETAP623) , decide on a topic for your wiki-course. You can choose between: (a) developing a new mini-course that addresses a new topic or further elaborates a sub-topic covered by an existing mini-course; or (b) implementing one of the new learning approaches in your classroom (if you are currently a teacher) and contribute a case-based study report, including your classroom contexts, educational goals, lesson plan, processes, findings, and implications.

  • Needs assessment/learner analysis

Conduct needs assessment (if possible for your context, optional) and learner analysis focusing on the topic you’ve chosen, write a portfolio wiki-page to report your work and thoughts titled "X's portfolio page". Link this page to your personal intro page noted above (please see Anne's pages for an example: Anne Canale Stalnecker )

  • Questions

If you have any questions about this project and wiki use, please report in the Design Project view in KF or in this wiki space by editing the page: Questions and answers You should check if your questions have already been raised and answered.

Tasks for Week 7 (3/2-8)

The Design Project continues: identify and write performance objectives for your whole wiki-course (not the units yet), that is, what will the learners be able to get out of the course? what will they be able to do and understand? Put them into your portfolio wiki-page.

  • The objectives of your course should focus on “big ideas” related to the selected topic (i.e., ideas that can transform teachers’ understanding of and approaches to learning)
  • should be communicated using clear, performance-based terms (e.g., Gagne, p. 134).
  • I'm sure you'll need to modify these objectives as you proceed; but writing them down as clear as you can will help you clarify where you are going.

Tasks for Week 8 (3/9-15)

  • Based on the ultimate learning objectives you've identified, in this week you need to conduct task analysis to identify prerequisites (enabling and supportive goals) for each of the objectives.
  • Sequence the learning objectives and their prerequisites (sub-level goals), organize corresponding contents into small units, represent the structure of your course using an instructional curriculum map (see Gagne: Fig 9-1), update your portfolio wiki-page to report the above work.