Talk:Jessica's Mini-Course

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-- Chris Mandato (talk) 11:35, 12 April 2014 (EDT)

1) I liked/What works well, Hi Jess, Great job. I like the topic, it's very interesting. The layout of your course is simple and to the point and flows well.

2) Have you considered this? One suggestion could be simply to add a few images to the course to motivate learners even more (although the topic is quite interesting by itself). The other suggestion is have you considered adding a study guide with thoughts of your own? I find that when there's a couple of different articles, it is helpful for the teacher to give his/her thoughts to direct the students' attention (like we have in this course). Hope this helps, otherwise great job!

-- Janewilde (talk) 15:07, 23 April 2014 (EDT)

What I like/What worked well:

* Intro: course title, clear info about what to expect in course (this is excellent "In other words, the learners will conduct a case study on a student they actually know in grades K-12 to observe the more tangible postive and negative consequences of homework. This course allows learners to reflect on homework practices, and decide on a policy for their own students. The main goal is for learners to take a position on homework with research to validate and support their claims and policies."), clear headings for each lesson, effective links

* Lesson 1: nice image, bold headings, information chunked, good resources, relevant meaningful activities, I like that you plan to use a mix of pdf, websites, Ted talks and case studies.

What you might consider:

* Intro: adding an image

* Lesson 1: adding relevant images to make the lesson more interesting and memorable. adding links to the other lessons on each page to make navigation easier. In task two you might direct learners to post their analyses/reactions on the lesson discussion tab. You could start the discussion by adding the first post in discussion that includes the instructions.