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Pauls reponse to A2a: 4SPPIces & e-Design Template

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Paul Dixon
1 April 2014

"Healthy Eating" as a 4SPPIces Model:

Strengths:

  • Facilitates discussion, not just a list of activities and resources usually predefined in a lesson plan.

  • History provides a way to document the event technical outcomes and requirements - something not usually included in a lesson plan.

  • Participants location is a useful aspect to consider, locations such a work environment can be problematic when using learning technology. For example Government departments often use very out of date web browsers that need to be supported, internet access and security issues often need to be considered too.

Weakness:

  • There is no link between the pedagogic activities and the physical spaces. For example there is no indication of which activities will take place where. Maybe thats left to the developer?

  • I would find it useful to include expected outcomes for each of the pedagogic methods, in addition to the technical/data outcomes listed in the History.

  • No space for documenting how and where assessments will be included - PM?

Opportunities:

  • I could see that using the model would be a useful tool for the eLearning Developers I work with to document discussions with lecturers when designing elearning objects and activities. Very often lecturers have a fixed idea based on their lesson plan and often do not consider space and technical requirements.

“Healthy Eating” as an e-Design Template:

Readability:

  • Simple and clear framework that provides progressive steps or a path from induction to self organised learning. Provides a detailed approach to structuring the activities

  • If I was using this with staff, it would be useful to link to explanations of elearning tools that could be used within each of the steps, with an explanation of how they could be used.

  • Would be useful to be able to express more detail. For example why are they watching the video - for what purpose, what is the intended outcome. Where there is an assessment, what form will the assessment take place?

Utility:

  • Where including assessment it would be useful to reference assessment criteria that are being covered so that it can be mapped into the assessment tool rubric.

  • The template could end up being very long/extensive/complex if you were using it over a number of weeks

  • It would be useful to capture information regarding the participants and the space/resource requirements such as classroom, classroom technology, Virtual Learning Environment tools, so they use can be planned and organised.

Expressing learning design & benefits:

In terms of my wiki micro teach learning design, I thought that the template activities were useful and that they mirrored the way that I had structured the session with the active introduction (in my case the introduction to the concept of a wiki) progressing to guided exploration (participants guided research of a topic, using the wiki to document the research) and facilitated instruction (participants were no longer guided, they were researching and documenting without assistance). The benefits of the template are that it would enable the breakdown of the activities into more detail, and be more specific about the teacher/student and student/student interaction than would necessarily be captured in a lesson plan.

The e-Design Template provides a clearer, more structured design guide than the 4SPPIces Model, I will be discussing this model with the eLearning Developers that I work with as I feel that the structured activities will be really useful tool for initiating discussions with lecturers when designing elearning objects and activities.

"Healthy Eating" as a 4SPPIces Model:

Strengths:

  • Facilitates discussion, not just a list of activities and resources usually predefined in a lesson plan.

  • History provides a way to document the event technical outcomes and requirements - something not usually included in a lesson plan.

  • Participants location is a useful aspect to consider, locations such a work environment can be problematic when using learning technology. For example Government departments often use very out of date web browsers that need to be supported, internet access and security issues often need to be considered too.

Weakness:

  • There is no link between the pedagogic activities and the physical spaces. For example there is no indication of which activities will take place where. Maybe thats left to the developer?

  • I would find it useful to include expected outcomes for each of the pedagogic methods, in addition to the technical/data outcomes listed in the History.

  • No space for documenting how and where assessments will be included - PM?

Opportunities:

  • I could see that using the model would be a useful tool for the eLearning Developers I work with to document discussions with lecturers when designing elearning objects and activities. Very often lecturers have a fixed idea based on their lesson plan and often do not consider space and technical requirements.

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