CMI Course Goal
1. Students should be able to describe the course/instruction design process in their own words
2. Students should be able to describe the impact of computers in the classroom in their own words
3. Students should be able to describe the issues surrounding distance education in their own words
4. Students should be able to analyze textual digital information, critic it, and support their critic. (needs to be split into more detailed statements)
1. Read seed article (as assigned)
2. Write weekly reflection in blog from framing questions, reading, and class discussion
3. Read weekly reflections in other team members blogs
4. Write weekly comment on other team members blogs using targeted questions to help them draw out data
5. Using seeding articles research similar, either Format 1 or Format 2 as noted in assignments, articles that further develop the topic (during assigned weeks) and post to CiteULike. Discuss the articles in your blog entry.
6. Read one other team members article(s) – based on which Seed Reading Format is assigned - (during assigned weeks) from CiteULike. Discuss the article(s) in your blog entry.
7. Project 1 – write a training skeleton for one area that you could teach to your team.
8. Project 2 – write a short paper discussing how computers could be used in the classroom to teach topics related to your Project 1
9. Project 3 – write a short paper discussing how your Project 1 could be taught using distance education
10. Grad student project – interview an experienced skills trainer to discuss how they use the areas we have discussed in class. (More information will be given to grad students separately.)
11. Final exam – answer the essay questions by referring to your blog entries. In each answer cite where you addressed the issue in your blog (date, paragraph, and line). If you did not reflect on related topics in your blog please provide information on why you did not do so in your answer.
Format 1 – Read the assigned article. Find two additional articles that address areas presented in the assigned seed article. Post the new articles to CiteULike. Discuss the article and why you chose it in your blog; include any keywords you used in your search. Then you should read one additional article from those chosen by each of your team members. Those articles should be discussed in your blog as well.
Format 2 – Follow the instructions in Format 1 with the following two exceptions: 1) you are required to find only one related article, and 2) you are required to read only one article from each of your team members.
August 29, 2005 Introduction & Library Training
class activity: Iannuzzi,
P., Mangrum, C. T., II, & Strichart,
S. S. (1999). Teaching
Information Literacy Skills.
September 12, 2005 Technology competencies: Weblogs, OnCourse, & CiteULike
reading: Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (1998). What is backward design? In Understanding by Design (pp. 7-19).
September 19, 2005 Identifying the Needs and Goals for Instruction
Seed reading (format 1): Morrison, G. R., Ross, S. M., &
Kemp, J. E. (2001). Identifying
the Need for Instruction. In Designing Effective Instruction (pp.
24-43) (3rd ed.).
September 26, 2005 Learner, Context, and Task Analysis
Seed readings (format 2): 1) Learner Analysis in Instructional Design: The Affective Domain. Available at http://www.cdtl.nus.edu.sg/link/nov2002/tech2.htm .
2) Recommended Methods: 2. Analyse context of use. Available at http://www.usability.serco.com/trump/methods/recommended/context.htm .
3) Task Analysis. Available at http://sunrize.nada.kth.se/usor/jml.cgi/Methods/task.jml?graphics=false .
Example: Task Analysis. Available at http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/pub/eres/EDSPC715_MCINTYRE/TaskAnalysis.html .
October 3, 2005 Assessment
reading (format 1): Angelo, T. A. &
Cross, K. P. (1993). What is Classroom Assessment? In Classroom
Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for
College Teachers (pp. 3-11).
October 10, 2005 Prototyping
Seed reading (format 1): Gentry, C. G. (1994). Prototyping. In Introduction to Instructional Development: Process and Techniques (pp. 159-176).
October 17, 2005 Shared Learning Environments - Oncourse, Blackboard, WebCT, etc.
**Project 1 due via OncourseCL drop box**
October 24, 2005 Microcomputers in the classroom
reading (format 1): Geisert,
P. G. & Futrell, M. K. (2000). Using Computers in
Teaching: A Professional Goal with
Primer. In Teachers, Computers, and Curriculum:
Microcomputers in the Classroom (3rd ed., pp. 1-29).
October 31, 2005 Technology and Information Literacy
reading (format 1): Spitzer, K. L.,
Eisenberg, M. B., & Lowe, C. A. (1998).
Technology and Information Literacy. In Information
Literacy: Essential Skills for the
Information Age (pp.207-219).
November 7, 2005 Sociable Computing in the Education – Interactivity
Seed reading: Sivaradje, G. & Dananjayan, P. (2001). Interactive computer mediated communications for distance education and its limitations. IETE Technical Review, 18, 277-282.
November 14, 2005 History of Distance Education
reading: Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek,
S. (2003). “Definitions,
history, and theories of Distance Education. In Teaching
and Learning at a distance: Foundations
of Distance Education. (2nd ed., pp. 27-59).
**Project 2 due via OncourseCL drop box**
November 21, 2005 Adapting training to a distance environment
reading (format 1): Woodman, M., Milankovic-Atkinson, M., Sadler, C., & Murphy, A.
(2001). From Conventional to distance Education: Adopting a Pedagogy
and Managing the Transformation. In J.Stepehenson
(Ed.), Teaching & Learning
Online: Pedagogies for New Technologies
November 28, 2005 Networked Learning
reading (format 1): Chute, A. G.,
Sayers, P. K., & Gardner, R. P. (1997). Networked
Learning Environments. In T.E.Cyrs (Ed.), Teaching and Learning at a Distance: What It Takes to Effectively Design, Deliver,
and Evaluate Programs (pp. 75-83).
December 5, 2005 Which is better face-to-face or distance? With or without computers?
Class reading: 1) Hara, N. & Kling, R. (2000). Students' distress with a web-based distance education course: An ethnographic study of participants' experiences. SLIS Working Papers [On-line]. Available at: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/CSI/WP/wp00-01B.html .
Cuban, L. (2001). Are Computers in
Schools Worth the Investment? In Oversold & Underused: Computers in the Classroom (pp.178-197).
Stoll, C. (2000). Arrogance
of the Techies. In High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian
**Project 3 due via OncourseCL drop box**
December 12, 2005 What have we learned?
**Graduate Student Projects due via OncourseCL drop box**