Now it is time to try out your chosen technology and design a prototype of your Technology-Enabled Learning Activity solution.

Prototyping can sound daunting if you think of it in relation to engineering or lab work. But at its basic level, it involves putting a small tangible creation in front of your users instead of talking about abstract ideas. It can result in much richer feedback from the people that matter to you and your work. The basic steps are:

  • Design
  • Share
  • Refine

Experimentation and play are essential for getting to know a tool and discovering what works well within a design. But when it comes creating something entirely new, it is best to approach it with a well-thought-out vision of what you want the result to be.

If you select a technology from one of the resources included in one of the How To’s, you will have access to its guided lessons and activities that will help you get started. If you decide to explore new terrain through a tool or technology from another list, you will need to allocate for further planning time

The  Technology-Enabled Learning Activity Planning Document is an example of one way to map out the planning process, but you might want to develop your own planning notes based on your preferences. To use the document template, go into the File menu on the Google document and make a copy of the file to save in your Google Drive or select Download to save it as a file on your computer. Rename the file and complete the template.


This activity is part of the Prototype section of the Technologist Module.

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  • Screencast-o-matic
    by Matt Koller (@koller)

    Each lecture file was broken up into 5-10 minute online Power point presentations with audio explanation.

  • Prototype Planning
    by Holly Ashbourne (@hashbourne)

    Here is my plan for creating a Zoom ‘office hours’ or drop-in for students to meet with me to get help with their research queries. I hope to embed the Zoom link in our LMS and connect with faculty to embed it in their course shells. I hope this helps meet students at their point more… »

  • Prototype planning
    by Anthony Tilotta (@ATilotta)

    My prototype planning contains information on creating the how-to video as well as planning the sample mind map

  • Prototype Planning M Rivers
    by Micki Rivers (@M Rivers)

    I have uploaded the prototype planning for using in the classroom and with my students

  • Protocol Template using Screencasting
    by Kim Ball (@Kim)

    Blackboard is used at the College to act as a shell for student information for each of their courses.  All the information including course outline, syllabus, tests, assignments, powerpoints etc are all posted.  I plan on using a screencast to help students navigate their way through Blackboard which will not only put them at ease more… »

  • Technology Enabled Planning Doc
    by Kim Wilmink (@KWilmink)

    I have attached the link to my Technology Enabled Planning Document.

  • Tech Activity Plan – Meyer Tanuan
    by Meyer Tanuan (@meyertanuan)

    I was looking for a visual collaboration tool that can help make participants engaged while learning the Scrum Task Board ( I tried Mural because it comes with the sticky notes, but is was not easy to use and it had issues identified by the SECTIONS model (cost, security, etc.). I tried other options and more… »

  • Tech activity planner
    by Sheila Bellefeuille (@SBellefeuille)

    Attached is my completed planning document for tech enabled student activity

  • Prototype: Mind Mapping for Assignments
    by Lom Chauhan (@Lom)

    I chose mind maps to help students organise thoughts collaboratively in assignments.

  • Prototype: Mind Mapping for Assignments
    by Lom Chauhan (@Lom)

    I chose Mind maps to help organise thoughts collaboratively in assignments.

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