Design-Practice Activity 2a - Evaluation Cloud

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Paul Mundin
8 April 2011

Thank-you for completing Design-Practice Activity 2. We would like you to spend a few minutes commenting on your experience of this activity - in this Cloud - 'Contribute to the discussion'. In particular we are interested in:

  1. How long did you take to complete the Activity?
  2. Were the instructions for the Activity clear? If they weren't how could they be improved?
  3. Was the content of the Activity informative? If not what would you have liked to see?
  4. What did you like about the Activity?
  5. What did you dislike about the Activity?
  6. Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud? If you did not post any comments can you say why you didn't?
  7. If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback?
  8. How useful was the feedback?
  9. Do you have any other comments you would like to make?

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Manfusa Shams
8:40pm 28 April 2011 (Edited 8:46pm 28 April 2011)


The time taken to complete the activity is about an hour. I have  posted my comments, and few suggestions on improving the 'Design process lifecycle' model.

The  instruction and content are fine. The activity can become interesting with few specific examples to work on. For example, designing an activity for basic computing skills using the design process model or any other model. Also, there can be few  references in the document.

Being  the first posting in the activity cloud, will have to wait for any comments/feedback.

Richenda Power
6:21am 15 May 2011


Yes, Manfusa, I found I needed about an hour as well. The reading does not take too long, but the thinking and commenting take time!

I also agree with Manfusa in regard to instruction and content, and I also thought some examples would be useful, as it is so abstracted.

However, that is also a source of difficulty, as choosing particular examples for a universal audience, teaching across many disciplines at a wide range of levels, could be difficult. Some readers might be offput reading about computing skills, others by something 'fluffy' like social science. 

When John Naysmith and I put together a manual for associate lecturers on Action Research, we tried to put in examples from across all the courses in available in the Open University at the time (2002) so as to engage a broad range of readers. Perhaps in this cloudscape there could be links to illustrations  of this 'Design process lifecycle' from various faculties? I'm guessing that such records actually exist, since the OU has been studying itself and how it designs and delivers courses since the early 1970s?

Ariana Yakas
4:06pm 17 May 2011


  1. How long did you take to complete the Activity?  Only about 45 minutes
  2. Were the instructions for the Activity clear? If they weren't how could they be improved?  Instructions were very clear
  3. Was the content of the Activity informative? If not what would you have liked to see?  Yes it was though I would have liked to have seen less text and more figures/diagrams
  4. What did you like about the Activity? It clarity
  5. What did you dislike about the Activity?  The fact that there was a lot to think about and it was all extremely useful but as I like to learn using diagrams I would have liked to have seen more diagrams and less text. 
  6. Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud? If you did not post any comments can you say why you didn't? Commetns were posted
  7. If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback? Not yet - too soon
  8. How useful was the feedback?
  9. Do you have any other comments you would like to make?  No

Isabella Brown
6:32pm 18 May 2011


  1. How long did you take to complete the Activity? not long at all - maybe 1/2 hour depending on whether I remember to come back and read the comments when more have been made [my email notification doesn't seem to happen though]
  2. Were the instructions for the Activity clear? If they weren't how could they be improved? clear, although if I felt that i didn't actually use a design then this meant a chunk was obviated.
  3. Was the content of the Activity informative? If not what would you have liked to see? yes and useful as a structured way of approaching the design process.
  4. What did you like about the Activity? the structures nature of the information which very much fits into my ordered way of doing things
  5. What did you dislike about the Activity? being asked to draw the learning design. no chance as that is totally alien to me.
  6. Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud? If you did not post any comments can you say why you didn't? i did.
  7. If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback? not sure yet as i am completing this evaluation straight after finishing the activity so no chance for feedback yet
  8. How useful was the feedback?  n/a
  9. Do you have any other comments you would like to make? preferred this activity to the 1st one.

Isabella Brown
6:33pm 18 May 2011


What a good idea Richenda and I do hope that links will be put up.

Interestingly I didn't find it took as long as the others mentioned so maybe it does vary according to how one approaches it. I found it simple and straightforward, which reduced the time input.

Genie Gabel-Dunk
10:39pm 18 May 2011


How long did you take to complete the Activity? about three hours.  It is becoming clearer to me that in my learning, I am unconcerned with time; I set about a task with an outcome in mind and I persue the process until I am satisfied that I have been successful in what I have identified as my personal learning intention; with this in mind, I may well ignore this question in the subsequent activities

Were the instructions for the Activity clear? yes;  I have captured the second activity in a Microsoft Word document so that I will be able to return to the concepts as I will want to refresh my review of the issues considered within the activity

Was the content of the Activity informative? yes; I did find some of the text opaque

If not what would you have liked to see?  I agree with previous comments that diagrams, graphic depiction of the concepts might enhance the presentation

What did you like about the Activity?  I was exposed to a clearly conceived, systematic method of interpreting the learning design process

What did you dislike about the Activity?  in order to examine the items listed within each of the six stages, I found that I required a printed version and so I downloaded the script and that allowed me to review the information in hard copy as well as the screen version

Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud?  yes

If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback? not yet 

How useful was the feedback? not applicable

Do you have any other comments you would like to make?  Again, I mention the clear identification of any acronyms included, for example OER; clarification of the meaning of the term scoping

Keylor Murillo Moya
11:33pm 25 May 2011 (Edited 11:33pm 25 May 2011)


 

  • How long did you take to complete the Activity?  About 1 hour.
  • Were the instructions for the Activity clear? If they weren't how could they be improved? Very clear
  • Was the content of the Activity informative? If not what would you have liked to see?  Some examples would have been very helpful.
  • What did you like about the Activity? It helped me to reflect on my own designing process.
  • What did you dislike about the Activity?  Nothing. 
  • Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud? Yes.
  • If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback? Not yet
  • How useful was the feedback? N/A
  • Do you have any other comments you would like to make?  No
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    Alison Clayton-Smith
    4:32pm 26 May 2011


    1. How long did you take to complete the Activity? - about 15mins!!
    2. Were the instructions for the Activity clear? Yes, except that it might have been helpful to say whether it actually wanted us to draw our process - asking 'Can..' doesn't mean that we actually should
    3. Was the content of the Activity informative? - ok,  I've seen lots of things like this, variations on a theme before, so perhaps less informative for me. I agree, examples would have livened it up. It is all very well in theory but applying these things in practice can be very different.
    4. What did you like about the Activity? - it was quick!!
    5. What did you dislike about the Activity? - lack of examples
    6. Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud? - Yes
    7. If you did post comments to the Activity Cloud did you get any feedback? - only just done it. Also, I am also not getting email notifications of comments even though my preferences are set correctly.

    Sandra Clare Barthorpe
    10:47pm 8 June 2011


    1. How long did you take to complete the Activity?
    2.  Must be getting quicker, about 15 mins.
    3. Were the instructions for the Activity clear?

    Most were but did leave options for missing out creating your own design process.

    1. Was the content of the Activity informative?  

    Yes it is amazing what needs to be covered.

    1. What did you like about the Activity?

    It was short, but gave a lot of information. There is lots to think about.

    1. What did you dislike about the Activity?
    2.  Nothing.
    3. Did you post any comments to the Activity Cloud?

    Yes.

    Dee Ellidge
    4:39pm 15 June 2011


    Hi  

    It took me about 15 minutes to complete the activity however I didn’t draw of how I would approach designing an activity as it would be very similar to the Design life cycle. I thought the instruction were clear. The content was interesting and I liked the format. I agree examples would have made it more interesting but would also have increased the time to study it. I did post a comment but very recent so no feedback as yet

     Thanks

    Dee

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