Good afternoon! AECT is now behind us, and we are back to full strength! There has been a lot going on over the past week, so this is an action packed update. Here we go! AECT Recap: It was a big week at the AECT convention in Jacksonville, FL for the participants involved with Designers for Learning. Even if you weren't able to attend this year, you were showcased as a participant! Here is a recap of some highlights: Designers for Learning had a large exhibit display at the convention that we manned from Wednesday through Saturday. Here are pictures [...]
Good evening! Here is the post with the recording for tonight's webinar that also includes a link to my slide deck from the session: http://designersforlearning.org/designers-for-learning-webcast-23 As I noted during the session, I will be at the AECT convention most of next week, so Kim has offered to field questions directly. Kim gave me the "ok" to open the floodgates, so I have forwarded (check your email) the contact information for both Kim and Courtney to reach them directly with questions. In turn, I will share the roster of student email addresses with them in a private note. Just please keep in mind [...]
Just a quick note that Jennifer emailed the aggregated Design Plan feedback to each team. If you haven't received it, please send Jennifer an email and she can resend it. Also ... as I noted in an earlier email this week, our next webcast for our fall service-learning project is on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone). To join the webcast, head over to http://designersforlearning.org/live. Here is the start time in your area: http://goo.gl/98K1Sz. We will run through feedback from the recent Design Plan evaluation, and give students the chance to ask questions to our client and the facilitators. Since we [...]
Please join our next webcast for our fall service-learning project on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone). Here is the start time in your area: http://goo.gl/98K1Sz. To join the webcast, head over to http://designersforlearning.org/live. We will run through some feedback from the recent Design Plan evaluation, and give students the chance to ask questions to our client and the facilitators. Since we know that not everyone will be able to join the live session, the webinar will be recorded and posted for later viewing at http://designersforlearning.org/category/webcasts. If you aren’t able to join the live session, please post your questions in the Q&A discussion forums, and [...]
Just a quick note with some project updates and reminders as we turn the corner into our prototype development. Prototype PowerPoint Template: Bonnie Shellnut has created a PowerPoint Template that conforms to the previously released Style Guide. See link to PowerPoint template here ... http://goo.gl/GPGp4p See link to Style Guide here ... http://goo.gl/QddZUz Please download this template and use it for the development of your prototypes. Also, please ensure that your development decisions conform to the Style Guide. As we have stated several times, while we know that PowerPoint is certainly not the most robust development platform, it works for our short term [...]
Design Plans for the Grace Centers of Hope service-learning project are due today, and all teams have submitted their materials for review. Thank you very much to the students for their prompt completion of this important deliverable! Here is a link to a Dropbox folder containing the Design Plans for each of the seven units: http://goo.gl/Rc2eQD. This next week will be devoted to a round of evaluation of the Design Plans. We have set up an online survey to facilitate the collection of feedback to project teams. [Participants, please see October 13th email with the link to the survey]. Dr. Stefaniak and Dr. Maddrell will [...]
Good morning! Dr. Stefaniak and I have had a chance to respond to several questions this week, and we would like to aggregate a few of the common questions we have received, and our responses. The following offers important information and suggestions that will help you as you prepare your Design Plans. Design Plan: As you know, the first major team deliverable is your submission of the written Design Plan. As described in Section 5 the orientation materials, see http://studio.designersforlearning.org/jumporientation/section5/ ... this deliverable is a written document that each team will submit on or before October 13th. Please carefully review the outline in Section 5 [...]
Grace Centers of Hope just posted this announcement that one of their students has now passed all of the sections of the 2014 version of the GED test. Congratulations to the student, and to Kim and Courtney for "cracking the code" to the new version of the GED test!
If you missed it live, here is the recording of today's Designers for Learning Town Hall Webcast http://designersforlearning.org/designers-for-learning-webcast-22. Note that the slides, including the mentioned links, are provided in the post, as well.
Our next webcast for our fall service-learning project will be a Town Hall open discussion forum on Monday, September 29th at noon (Central Time Zone). Here is the start time in your area: http://goo.gl/7UW3m9. To join the webcast, head over to http://designersforlearning.org/live. There will not be a formal agenda as we want to give students the chance to ask questions to our client and the facilitators. Since we know that not everyone will be able to join the live session, the webinar will be recorded and posted for later viewing at http://designersforlearning.org/category/webcasts. If you aren't able to join the live session, please post your questions [...]