Schedule

Check this page for updates to the schedule.

September 8-19

Things to do this week (plus a few days)...

Read the syllabus that 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.(You need to do this before you complete the Learning Pathways survey.)
Complete the Learning Pathways survey by Sunday, Sept 12.
Customize your blog.
Post a self-introduction to your blog.
Set up your RSS feeds.
Form your learning pods by Sunday, Sept 12. The password was emailed to you.

September 20-26

Things to do...

Join our optional weekly Zoom meeting on Monday @3:00 PM. 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: Tuesday, September 21
Read the post 'Why is Learning Hard?' and consider how learning design might be affected by a learner's bias or motivation. Suggested timeline: Wednesday, September 22
Read the post Motivation and Learning. Suggested timeline: Thursday, September 23
Respond to the blog prompt by Friday, September 24. 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.
Try to schedule time for yourself to get some exercise, which has been shown to have all kinds of physical and mental health benefits. It doesn't have to be much, every little bit helps!

Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Things to do...

If you haven't already, complete the set up tasks from last week.
Read the Blueprint assignment Suggested timeline: Tuesday, Sept. 28
Read the post Measuring Learning Suggested timeline: Tuesday, Sept. 28
Read the Alignment and Assessment Triangle post Suggested timeline: Tuesday, Sept. 28
Read the post Assessing Learning Suggested timeline: Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Read Chapters 1 and 4 of Assessment Strategies for Online Learning. Suggested Timeline: Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Read the post Feedback and the attached selection from Hattie’s book. Suggested Timeline: Thursday Sept. 30
Read the post Reliability and Validity. Suggested Timeline: Friday, Oct. 1.
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.

October 4-10

Please contact me as soon as possible if you are not yet in a Learning Pod.
Read the What is Learning post on the course blog. Suggested timeline - Wednesday, October 6
Read the post 'Designing Learning' and follow the instructions to set up and use hypothes.is. Suggested timeline - Wednesday, October 6
Read the post Planning Frameworks Suggested timeline - Thursday, October 7
Read the posts Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment Suggested timeline - Thursday, October 7
There is no assigned blog post this week.
Meet with your learning pod to begin mapping out your topic and drafting your learning outcomes for your Learning Design Blueprint and Interactive Learning Resource
To submit your Blueprint, please send me an email with the course and assignment in the subject line, and make sure you copy each of your Pod members in the message. A link to an online document (Google Docs, Notion, or other) or an attached file are good.
Monday, October 11 is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Your Blueprint assignment is 'officially' due on Monday, but realistically, I'm not going to be looking at them until Tuesday or Wednesday, so don't panic if you need a bit more time. Please take some time to rest this long weekend in whatever way energizes you.

Oct 12 - 17

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.
Set up a time with me to review your Blueprint (link in the announcement in BrightSpace).

October 18 - 24

Things to do this week(end)...

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.
Publish a blog post about one of the prompts for this week.
Begin operationalizing your blueprint in your Interactive Learning Resource. Your DRAFT Interactive Learning Resource is due on Tuesday, November 9. Note that this is before Reading Week, which runs Nov 10-14. Hopefully you'll be able to get your draft finished and be able to find some rest over the break. If that isn't going to happen, please let me know. It is important to be a little tighter on this due date as your classmates' work depends on you being on time-ish.

October 25-31

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.
Continue working on your interactive learning resource with your learning pod.
Your interactive learning resource DRAFT is due Tuesday, November 9. The draft should be substantially completed by then so that another learning pod can provide a peer review.

November 1-7

Things to do this week...

Read the four posts under the 'Technology in Learning' topic.
Your interactive learning resource DRAFT is due Tuesday November 9. The draft should be substantially completed by then so that another learning pod can provide a peer review.

November 8-14

Things to do this week...

Draft and submit your Interactive Learning Resource by Tuesday, November 9.
Complete your Peer Review by Sunday November 14.

November 22 - Dec 3

Things to do this week (and a half)...
Responses to all four blog prompts, including links to other blogs. These should be done by now, but it's not too late to finish!
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. Make sure you send a link to the group who authored the resource 15% of your final grade. If you have not yet sent your feedback, please do so ASAP!
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. Aim to complete this by ]Sunday, Nov 28 (the syllabus says Nov 27, but I'm moving to Kelowna this weekend, and I won't be able to look on Saturday!).
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, December 3
Finally, please make sure you complete the UVic Course Experience Survey. This survey provides helpful information on how I can improve the course.