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 more… »
Using technology tools effectively to address specific learning challenges.
After you have selected a technology for your Technologist Module project, refer back to the idea you defined for the Learner Challenge activity. Circle back to the Learner Challenge Bank padlet where you added your own challenge. This time add a new padlet post (again double clicking on an area near your first one) that more… »
Create an empathy map following these steps: Gather information from and about your learners. You may already have useful information that you have gathered through feedback from course evaluations, emails, and other communication, but ideally you’ll create a specific method of gathering feedback for this exercise. You might do this through conversations or other forms more… »
The Define step is about narrowing in and identifying a problem, or in our case, a challenge, based on what you know and have discovered about your learner. This is key to the design process as it is the focal point that you will use to build your solution. It is tempting to start BIG, more… »
Now that you have selected the technology that you will integrate into your teaching and learning, it is good practice to assess its fit beyond your learner challenge definition, to include other factors around support requirements. A helpful framework to guide this assessment is the SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates and shown here. It more… »
Here is where you can sharing your technology enabled creation completed through the Technologist Module. In your response to this activity, write an explanation of 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 more… »