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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111 Responses for this Activity

  • Full Document – Mentimeter
    by Rebecca Sullivan (@rsulli4)

    Please see the attached document for the reflection on the process to crate Mentimeter in the classroom!

  • It’s Alive!
    by Lori Martin (@LMartin)

    Padlet for students to ask questions.

  • Implementation: standardization
    by Doug Bickford (@dbickford)

    Problem: student frustration with different expectations from each professor for foundational skills/knowledge. For example, different expectations for medical charting, different expectations for Patient Introductions/Identification, etc. Empathy: frustration, overwhelmed, anxiety, lack of coordination, poor outcomes Ideating/Prototyping: all first year faculty need to identify the foundational items that could be standardized in first year (ie charting, consent, more… »

  • It’s Alive – Multiple Simulated Nursing Encounters Activity
    by Adam Morse (@amorse)

    I have created an example that outlines student expectations for simulated patient encounter utilizing video conferencing. The situation involves a client who is seeking possible mental health assistance in a rural community living 500 km away. Students will be completing a mental health assessment well developing a therapeutic relationship and overcoming all barriers that occur more… »

  • It’s Alive! Activity
    by Megan Anderson (@manderson)

    I’ve created an example of collaborative notes using Google docs. The coloured font represents the types of things students might add. This is definitely not flashy or fancy, but I hope, over the semster the students will work together, learn from each other, and practice their writing this way. Each semester my students complete a more… »

  • H5P as Technology – Enabled Solution
    by Marc Anderson (@Marc Anderson)

    Initially I determined that instructors were having difficulty engaging students with their coursework and learning objectives when conducting virtual classes. I used an empathy map to determine the needs of the instructor. It identified the need to create fun and engaging material that students can digest in a timely/self-paced way.  I determined that some instructors more… »

  • V. Workman It’s Alive Canva and Panopto
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    I used a Word document to outline the technology-enabled assignment, Personal Brand.  Using Canva, with voice narration recorded through Panopto, students will meet LO’s while also developing confidence around public speaking.  Canva is also a popular industry app, and students will further benefit by adding this new skill to their resume.

  • V. Workman It’s Alive
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    I chose to use Google Sheets as a tech-enabled tool for a project management assignment.  The attached Word doc outlines the context, reasons and implementation I have planned for bringing this idea to fruition, as well a screenshot.  I am quite excited about this idea, and look forward to trying it out next semester!

  • It’s Alive!: Building a Student Assessment Dashboard using Trello
    by Jessica Joy (

    In order to help students overcome the identified Learner Challenge, which was to keep assessments from all active courses organized, I decided to use a digital project/task management tool that is not only easy to get set up and use, but is also something students can apply to other projects in their academic or professional more… »

  • It’s Alive!
    by Emily Lejeune (@lejeunee)


    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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    3 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.


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