YOU DID IT! You’ve done a ton of work to complete the Technologist module and now’s the time to share your technology enabled creation with your colleagues.

To do:

  1. In your response to this activity, explain the context and reasons why you choose to use a technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge.
    • Include your process for empathizing with your learners,
    • What you defined as your learner challenge,
    • The steps you took in ideating and prototyping your technology creation,
    • Include your planned implementation.
  2. Upload a screenshot of your technology creation or include a shareable link if you completed your work online.
  3. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.

This activity is part of the Connect to Your Curriculum section of the Technologist Module.

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133 Responses for this Activity

  • It’s Alive
    by Victoria Jackson (@victoriaj)

    Please see attached response.

  • It’s alive! It’s moving!
    by Mark Shannelly (@mshannelly)

    This solution was borne from a severe lack of attendance in my class this semester. This class is not part of the program I usually teach in, and is a post-graduate program with a high International student contingent. There is a pilot program where international students no longer have a limit on how many hours more… »

  • It’s Alive Activity
    by Mary Chaktsiris (@mchaktsi)

    A video and reflection on assessment design.

  • It’s Alive – Zoom Training
    by Susan (@Susan Wilks)

    By providing 1:1 virtual Zoom training that is embedded in their daily work, staff will have the opportunity to confidently embrace the new document management system required by our organization.   Ongoing support and celebration of achievement will go a long way in promoting a supportive, collaborative, and respectful work environment.

  • It’s alive
    by Ramandeep Kaur (@Raman)

    The activity document is attached.

  • Planning a Possible Solution
    by Miranda Mckenzie (@mx_mckenzie)

    Included is a link to a Google Docs containing my answers to all the questions regarding the planned creation.

  • Zoom to help with attendance
    by Adam Langridge (@alangridge)

    Hi, My submission for the It’s Alive activity is attached. Thanks! Adam

  • The Podcast as an Essay Alternative
    by Jen Booth (@jen.booth)

    I’ve been struggling to figure out how to give students more choice in the dreaded essay assignment for my course. Through the extend modules, I’ve been developing the idea of offering a podcast (with script) as an alternate (and perhaps more appealing) way for students to demonstrate their academic research, writing, source integration and other more… »

  • Perfection is the Enemy of Progress
    by Stephanie Ferguson (@stpark)

    So I still have some things to refine in this checklist. I want to add a couple of more questions at least and I need to enter individual feedback for most of the questions (2 out of the 10 questions have feedback) when you hit the “Check” button, but I don’t want to rush that more… »

  • GUI Literacy Thresholds – Final Clip Sample
    by Simon Moll (@smoll)

    I used an AI video clip generator called to draft a sample of an instructional clip. It compiled useful text, images, and tunes into a two minute clip to accompany my learning challenges of shifting between windows or tabs. See the link to discover what was created from the prompt: Make a video about more… »

    2 Resources for this Activity

    • It’s Alive!
      shared by Carrie Barrett (@Carrie)

      Description of my technology-enabled learning activity with screen cap of the technology that I created.

    • Make a pdf
      shared by Lori Strauss (@lstrauss)

      Faculty are unable to open assignments submitted to D2L from students who use Mac and submit as pages. We can’t open it. Our students are given free office suites and can upload it to word but they don’t do it. A video re how to do this exists. Students don’t access this free resource, so more… »

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    4 Responses to “It’s Alive!”


      I used you tube among other technological tools to address my learner challenge. The design thinking process that starts with learner empathy to defining the challenge through to idealization and prototyping has been influential in deciding which technological tool best addressed my learner challenges. Though a number of challenges were met, I believe technological creation for our learning is the way to go.

    2. ichani xavier

      As member of academic staff, I made the option to use technology used by the university, The mode of technology currently under use for online learning is Google meet. My students have access to the chosen technology.
      I decided to used this technology because, the ICT section has put in place mechanisms to assist online learners in the Learning Management System (LMS). All students have access to LMS either while in or off campus.
      To use the LMS students need basic computer skills. It is easier to navigate once you log in. The students are not to purchase the system other than buying internet bundles. Moreover, the institution like KENNET that provide subsidized bundles. In regards to ease of use of the technology, the google meet is easy to use, it is very reliable, it is also stable with low connection like mobile hotspot. The server is backed. There is ever available technical support on sending ticket or phone call.

      In terms of costs. Creating google meet link and sending is relatively easy and quick. The university has heavily invested in e-learning and thus set aside funds for further innovation.
      There digital experts to provide professional support on request.

      In regards to pedagogical skills, the media tools supports learning process. The online technology also provides the sufficient interaction through direct online
      communication as well as discussion forums, charts etc.

      Moreover, the university procured and put in places al the necessary technology prior piloting. The technology makes use and has provisions to integrate social media platforms on it. for instance, it has twitter account and email contacts.
      Finally, the technology is safe and ensures privacy of documents and students privacy.

    3. Dr. Rubai Mandela

      I chose a technology enabled solution because my students were failing to participate in group discussions after failing to watch the long YouTube videos with relevant information. I discovered that that while students could have liked to watch the videos, it was not affordable to them because it involved buying expensive data bundles for them to participate in that activity. After empathizing with the students’ situation of insufficient resources, I thought about sharing links to short youtube video clips or video clips recorded using my phone camera to their whats App group and encouraging them to watch the videos and participate in the discussion that followed. This strategy worked because the students did not need to buy expensive data bundles, hence it became affordable. Consequently, the whtsaApp group discussions became vibrant. My work involved guiding the discussions to ensure that they take the relevant direction. A few challenges were experienced where some of the students were not available in real time to participate in the discussions but they presented their views later on the discussion topics later on. The videos used were all licensed under creative commons.

    4. Ridhima Bhatia

      As a part of the open learning reference librarian, I have used this technology-enabled solution for your learning challenge to make it easy for my audience to use open resources with the ease.
      I started by empathizing with what they feel, saw and hear about the open resources, then I defined the main challenge they are facing and ideate what could be the technology solution for the challenge they are facing and got the design feedback. Beautifully breakdown from realizing the problem to creating the solution.


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