PART 2: FUTURE
Week 5: Innovations in Pedagogy (Methods) and Assessment
Begins 10:00 am EST -0500 on February 24, 2014
Ends 9:59 am EST -0500 on March 3, 2014
Peer Assessment 3, Part 1, will be available until 9:59 am EST -0500 on March 3, 2014
Week 5 quiz will be available until 9:59 am EDT -0400 on March 10, 2014
Materials will be available until September 1, 2014
8) Demonstrate Mastery of Content by Performance, not Testing. We will here introduce the work of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative, and focus on the concept of “connected learning” and alternative ways of using formative assessment to help build new pathways through new avenues of knowledge perhaps outside of established school curriculums, specifically by the use of digital badges.
Week 5 Assigned Reading:
The articles below are readings that support this week's lesson. For more information on specific topics, check out the Supplementary Readings page.
- Surprise Endings course: dukesurprise.com
- Davidson, Christina C. "Open for Whom?: Designing for Inclusion, Navigating the Digital Divide." Field Notes to 21st Century Literacies: A Guide to New Theories, Methods, and Practices for Open Peer Teaching and Learning. 2013. Available in print or on HASTAC. Annotate it on RapGenius !
The video lectures for this week consist of the following:
- Lecture 5.1 - Intro to Pedagogy and Assessment
- Lecture 5.2 - 4) Make! From Critical Thinking to Creative Contribution (Pedagogy)
- Lecture 5.3 - 5) Encourage Students to Lead (Pedagogy)
- Lecture 5.4 - 6) Make Diversity Our Operating System (Pedagogy)
- Lecture 5.5 - 7) Make Sure What We Value is What We Count and 8) Demonstrate Mastery of Content by Performance, not Testing (Assessment)
- Interview with Akili Lee and Sheryl Grant
Convert these times to your time zone.
The FutureEd team--Professor Davidson, Teaching Staff, Teaching Assistants and Community TAs-- will be available in the forums to answer your questions at certain times during the week. Please note that all of these times are in Eastern Standard Time -0500. See all available office hour forums. Here are the specific times for this week:
- Monday, February 24, 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (-5:00 GMT) - Community TA
- Monday, February 24, 12:30 - 1:30 pm EST (-5:00 GMT) - Community TA
- Monday, February 24, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST (-5:00 GMT) - Professor Davidson and Kaysi Holman
- Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 - 8:30 am EST (-5:00 GMT) - Community TA
- Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am EST (-5:00 GMT)- Teaching Assistant: Malina
- Thursday, February 27, 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Teaching Assistant: Malina
- Friday, February 28, 10:00 - 11:00 am EST (-5:00 GMT) - Community TA
Take the weekly quiz. Week 5 quiz will be available until 9:59 am EST -5:00 on March 10, 2014. Note, the quiz is optional, however, if you wish to receive a Statement of Accomplishment you must receive 70% or greater across all quizzes. Refer back to the Course Policies page for more details.
I have long been a critic of high-stakes, end-of-grade ("summative") standardized testing. The research confirms that the best kind of testing happens often, as you are learning, and as a way to reinforce what you are learning. We are making every effort to take the simple quiz format in Coursera and make it as valuable a learning tool as possible. Thus, even though we ask for the best answer in the quizzes, we never give you false or wrong information. That way, everything you read in the process of finding the best answer also reinforces sound information or ideas in the learning research.
- Designing Higher Education from Scratch: The students in Professor Davidson's face-to-face course (aka your community TAs) will post in the Coursera forums their first draft of some basic, preliminary ideas for their collaborative project on designing higher education from scratch. Please comment on their projects, and remember Professor Davidson's rule: No sympathy for trolls. Your comments should be respectful, helpful, courteous, and also remember that not everyone comes from the same background or has the same proficiency with the English language.
- Create a powerful video: Any time between now and the end of the course (9:59 am EDT -0400 on March 10), make a powerful two-minute video about a learning innovation or institutional change, post the video on Youtube or Vimeo, and post a link to your video into the forums. PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING VIDEOS: Digital literacy is also about privacy, intellectual property, identity, permission, translation. Do you have permission to use images, data, graphs, and music? No video can be posted unless you have secured permission; a downloadable permission form is available. If your video is not in English, how will you translate for our English-language-based community?
- Forum topic on making diversity our operating system: How can learning and education be “accurate”? And how can the international representation in our Coursera course add new dimensions to diversity and difference? Does it make a difference to have participants who come from different cultures, countries, and traditions, with different disciplinary backgrounds, and of all different ages? How does the international participation change this course and our sense of the history and the future of higher education?
When giving feedback on peer work, remember Professor Davidson's rule: No trolls allowed in this course! Your comments should be respectful, helpful, courteous, and also remember that not everyone comes from the same background or has the same proficiency with the English language.
Created Wed 30 Oct 2013 6:01 AM PDT
Last Modified Wed 5 Feb 2014 8:23 AM PST