El Potrillo is a pleasant-enough Tex-Mex joint up on Moss, behind the NorthGate Mall. It has a couple things going for it, namely its amusingly dated Mexican restaurant decor (including sombreros) and by virtue of location (not in the swankiest part of town), it automatically cuts out some of the “I just get Mexican food for […]Read more "The Louisiana Great Huevos Rancheros Hunt: #1 El Potrillo"
A description of your environment: your teaching scenario, learners, purpose or end goal, and timeline. Are you teaching face-to-face or online? Is this a tutorial or a course? A one-shot library instruction session? Be specific. [from week 1] In this scenario, my class is English 360: Advanced Writing. The face-to-face class is typically a mixture […]Read more "The end-all, be-all of instructional design"
Q: What technologies (and these can be old, new, or emerging) might be most appropriate for your final project? A: I’ve actually been “in the process” of applying for a grant for handheld tablets pretty much since I started as an instructional librarian. But when I stop to think about it, what would I actually use […]Read more "Trends in using educational technology – should I follow them? Am I? Who knows! #ide15ala"
Behaviorism vs. Cognitivism vs Constructionism I think probably what strikes me most (right now, anyway) about the three different learning strategies discussed in the video is how they are probably a little more applicable in different contexts than they might initially appear. It would be easy to just suggest that Behaviorism is the chosen learning […]Read more "On learning theories applied in the classroom and motivation #ide15ala"
Integrating Steps 1-4 1. Situational Factors – Assuming you have done a careful, thorough job of reviewing the situational factors, how well are these factors reflected in the decisions you made about learning goals, feedback and assessment, learning activities? What potential conflicts can you identify that may cause problems? Are there any disconnects between your […]Read more "Part 2: Fink’s Questions #ide2015ala"
1. Forward-Looking Assessment – Formulate one or two ideas for forward-looking assessment. Identify a situation in which students are likely to use what they have learned, and try to replicate that situation with a question, problem, or issue. With students doing a fair amount of quote-unquote professional writing, it stands to reason that at least […]Read more "Procedures for Educative Assessment #ide15ala"
Tasked with completing a worksheet: SITUATIONAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER 1. Specific Context of the Teaching/Learning Situation – How many students are in the class? Is the course lower division, upper division, or graduate level? How long and frequent are the class meetings? How will the course be delivered: live, online, or in a classroom or […]Read more "Ideas on situational factors to consider when planning instructional sessions #IDE15ALA"