Schedule

Check this page for updates to the schedule.

May 10 - 16

Things to do this week...

Read the syllabus that will be sent to you and is available in BrightSpace.
Read the welcome to the course.
Read the privacy, FIPPA, and consent tutorial.
Review the opened.ca Code of Conduct, then,
Sign up for a WordPress blog.
Complete the Learning Pathways survey by Wednesday, May 12.
Customize your blog.
Post a self-introduction to your blog.
Set up your RSS feeds.
Form your learning pods by Wednesday, May 12. The password was emailed to you.

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.

May 17-24

Things to do...

If you haven't already, complete the set up tasks from last week.
Read the updated Blueprint assignment (you can still use the older draft, but this one is meant to clarify a few details) Suggested timeline: Tuesday, May 18
Read the post Measuring Learning Suggested timeline: Tuesday, May 18
Read the Alignment and Assessment Triangle post Suggested timeline: Tuesday, May 18
Read the post Assessing Learning Suggested timeline: Wednesday, May 19.
Read Chapters 1 and 4 of Assessment Strategies for Online Learning. Suggested Timeline: Wednesday, May 19.
Read the post Feedback and the attached selection from Hattie’s book. Suggested Timeline: Thursday May 20
Read the post Reliability and Validity. Suggested Timeline: May 21.
Meet with your learning pod to begin with the end in mind: once you’ve identified the outcomes, what assessment pieces will you include in your Blueprint? Begin by isolating the verbs in your outcome statements and planning related verbs in your assessment piece(s). Consider how you may conduct formative assessment throughout, and if you plan to include any learner self-assessment.
In your learning pods, discuss your individual responses to the first blog prompt.

May 25 - 30

Things to do this week...

Read the prompt for this week.
Investigate an approach to learning.
Publish a blog post about the approach to learning that you investigated. Feel free to consult with learners from other pods writing about the same topic.
Decide on a learning approach for your interactive learning resource.
Finalize and submit your blueprint.
Your blueprint is due May 30.

May 31 - June 6

Things to do this week...

Read this week's posts in the following order - National #AccessAbility Week, Universal Design, and then Inclusive Learning Design.
Follow the hastag #AccessAbility on Twitter and engage in the conversation as you are comfortable.
Collaborate on a Padlet to generate ideas for adapting learning resources.
Publish a blog post about one of the prompts for this week.
Begin thinking about operationalizing your blueprint in your Interactive Learning Resource.

June 7 - 13

Things to do this week...

Read the following posts, in order: Interaction, Our Need to Interact (including the required reading in Teaching in a Digital Age ), Assessing Interaction.
Complete this week's prompt on Interaction and publish your fourth required post on your blog.
Begin or continue working on your interactive learning resource with your learning pod.

Your interactive learning resource DRAFT is due Sunday, June 13. The draft should be substantially completed by then so that another learning pod can provide a peer review.

June 21-25

Things to do this week...
Responses to all four blog prompts, including links to other blogs.
Peer review of one other group's draft Interactive learning resource. Please make sure you add the categories edci335 and peer-review so I can find it easily and send a link to the group who authored the resource (15% of your final grade).
Add the category showcase to the post you have decided is your best post from the course. This is the post I will assess for 15% of your grade.
Update your Interactive Learning Resource as appropriate based on the feedback you receive from your reviewers. You are not required to implement all of the suggestions.
Send me a link to or file of the final version of your Interactive Learning Resource.
Please have everything completed and submitted to me by the end of Friday, June 25
Finally, please make sure you complete the UVic Course Experience Survey. This survey provides helpful information on how I can improve the course.