May 12-16

Things to do...

If you haven't already, complete the set up tasks from earlier this week.
Read the Learning Theories post on the course blog. Suggested timeline: Friday, May 14
Read the post 'Why is Learning Hard?' and consider how learning design might be affected by a learner's bias or motivation. Suggested timeline: Friday, May 14
Read the post Motivation and Learning. Suggested timeline: Friday, May 14
Respond to the blog prompt by Sunday, May 16. Make sure you use the category edci335!
Meet with your learning pod to introduce yourselves and begin thinking about a topic for your Learning Design Blueprint and Interactive Learning Resource
In your learning pods, discuss your individual responses to the blog prompt for this unit.

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week!

I recognize that I am publishing this on a sunny Friday afternoon, and that's a little less than ideal. I apologize. If you need the weekend to rest, make sure you do that, and do your best to get through this topic.

The schedule above is a suggested timeline, but please aim to have everything completed by the evening of Sunday, May 16...or Monday. Remember, there aren't any 'due dates' on your blog posts, so 'late' isn't really a thing.

Thank you to those who have registered for a blog site. Keep in mind that your blog privacy settings will determine whether or not your posts can be syndicated to the course site. See the page called 'Creating a Blog on the OpenETC' under the section 'Privacy Settings' for details.

Also, please get in the habit of using the category edci335 on each of your posts. Click here for instructions for creating categories and applying them to your posts. Let me know if you need assistance!

This weekend, we are going to dig into how people actually learn. You will watch a short, and hopefully entertaining, video about riding bicycles, read a chapter in one of the course texts, and, importantly, get started on your Learning Design Blueprint, which is due Sunday, May 30 and is worth 20% of your final grade.

The blueprint is a critical component of the course and also your work in the Interactive Learning Resource assignment, so that is why your blueprint must be submitted before you submit your Interactive Learning resource.

If you would like, we can schedule a time to meet in Zoom so you can ask your questions and get responses all at once rather than a bajillion emails.

Little aside here...I got a new bike on Tuesday, and I'm a little giddy and this too.