Best Practices: New Uses of Technology in Teaching For Multiple Learning Styles 2012 Conference on Instruction and TechnologyThis site is at: http://edintech.wetpaint.com
Communication and Information Design Program Components
A Review of Key Pedagogical Issues
Rollover to zoom in on a concept - Click on word to Google it
A few notes about this talk
- Based on concepts from my Instructional Design Course in the Information Design and Technology program
- All software is used in the undergraduate Communication and Information Design program and the graduate Information Design and Technology program
- All software discussed here is in the cloud, free, and open source (including this wiki)
- Many of these tools can be presented locally without Internet access (e.g., Prezi, Tagzedo, Wordle, Jing)
- Abstract of workshop (attached)
- Bloom's Taxonomy (article attached)
- Retrieval and Remembering - Recognizing and retrieving, finding information and experts
- Understanding - Summarizing
- Analyzing and Applying - Using concepts
- Evaluating - Organizing, critiquing
- Creating - Planning, designing, and producing
- Tagxedo version of Bloom's Taxonomy
II. Remembering and retrieval resources: Recognizing and retrieving, finding information and experts.
- This wiki site at wetpaint.com - note use of widgets, links, attachments
- Opening presentation in Prezi format is at http://tinyurl.com/russprezi
- Business presentation in Prezi: The Rise of Big Business.
- Social Networking retrieval and analytical tools
- Mashpedia – Real time encyclopedia – good place to start – gives definitions and place to find basic information.
- Socialmention.com -Provides real time analysis on what is being said on social networks about the concept or person – best for latest on an individual with strengths and sentiments.
- Icerocket; choose Big Buzz to see– most action draws content from lots of resources, Twitter, blogs, video.
III. Understanding resources: Involves the ability to summarize, infer and paraphrase. Blogs and
wikis can be used for restating and summarizing as well as reflective discussions.
- Tagxedo and Wordle turn words into an interactive tag clouds, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. For example, Tagxedo's word cloud about the Communication and Information Design program
- Lexipedia for seeing the meaning of concepts - Word chart; useful for generating ideas for grouping a concept into components Try Taxonomy, margin
- Whos Talkin Wide variety of choices for searching. After searching click on videos and then pick one video app and you’ll see videos on that topic/
- Ted Talks - Inspirational talks by experts in their field
IV. Analyzing, applying, comparing, organizing, deconstructing, experimenting and critiquing
- Illustrate concepts by creating Jings - video and screen capture software: jingproject.com
- IDT student Sean Brierly jing on Human Centered Design
- IDT student Jennifer Smith jing on Human Centered Design
- Faculty Podcast analyzing visuals in history of graphic design
- Silobreaker - Excellent news engine and collates data from a lot of social media resources. Silobreaker provides a suite of analytical results and visualisations as part of every search result or article (on the right side).
- TweetDeck - Your personal visual browser for staying in touch with what's happening on Twitter. You need to have a twitter account. This is especially useful for monitoring developments in a field or job postings. Roll over an icon in a column to respond or retweet.
- Flickr - Photo viewer and organizer
- Newseum - Today's front pages
- Discussion posts and replies
- Prezi -
- Teaching business theory - the long tail - grouped by concept
- Teaching Human Centered Design - Prezi about Elluminate with animations
V. Evaluating and critiquing - Checking, hypothesising, critiquing, Experimenting, judging, testing, Detecting, Monitoring
- SUNYIT graduate course project on Human Centered Design grouped by principle
- SUNYIT graduate project in IDT (stand alone presentation) grouped by types
VI. Creating tools: Considered the highest level thinking skill, involves planning, designing, and producing. This can include podcasting, journaling and filming.
- Create Jing videos explaining a process at jingproject.com
- Review of student work (e.g., Jing http://xserve.sunyit.edu/~russ/IDT541/Final/CRuss/CRuss.html
- Prezi - Non-linear presentation tool Create groupings and visually show how you can visually start with the big picture and zoom in on particulars.
- Student presentations on a new logo design in my presentation class
Types of Prezi presentations
- Group by characteristic (e.g., terms or categories) or relationships
- Human Centered Design Principles (workshop sample)
- My Elluminate case study grouped by Cognitive Learning Principles.
- Math is not linear - grouped by math concepts
- Portfolio - Jeremy Painter shows his work in Communication and Information Design at SUNYIT.
- Broken down by student - Web 2.0 Mind mapping tools
- Applying Social Nets to learning (illustrated using Blooms taxonomy)
- Use of Prezi by speaker at TED site (on the hidden value of smiling)
- Grouped chronologically: Apple history timeline
- Group spatially (e.g., anatomy)
- Lower leg anatomy muscles