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ED-D 101 Lab Module 1, University of Victoria

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  • WELCOME Welcome to the ED-D 101 Online Lab Section I’m Mariel and I will be your lab instructor this semester. LAB MODULES Every week you will receive access to a lab module like this one. Lab activities are explained with audio and text. Lab activities will generally be completed in Moodle and you can access them by clicking on the link that appears in this window. NAVIGATING Navigate throught the module by using the forward and backward arrows and the bottom of the window. You can skip to a specific slide by typing the slide number in the box.
  • INTRODUCTIONS In Today’s lab we’ll talk about what you can expect during the lab portion of the course, and go introductions to moodle and each other. BUILDING ON THE LECTURE Second, this week's lecture focused on what self-regulated learning is and the first phase of SRL (Task Understanding) Today’s lab will get you started applying these concepts to your others classes - with the weekly personal planning tool, thinking about what you already know about effective learning, and and lastly systematically analyzing and verifying your perceptions of an academic task.
  • Goal for this course is to become a self-regulated learner. THAT MEANS:Taking charge of your own learning - deliberately planning, monitoring, and regulating of how you think in order to learn in a task, how you behave in order to learn in a task, and how you feel about learning in a task. Really successful students self-regulate their learning. Good news is that Everyone can self-regulate. HOWEVER it is a lifelong process, doesn’t happen over night, it takes time and practice. The key to being successful in this class is to put what you’re learning into action. Try it out. Otherwise it’s a lot like reading a book to learn how to drive - unless you actually practice the driving, you’ll probably be pretty bad it. SO… IN LECTURE: Learn about key processes, concepts, and theories in lectures PURPOSE OF LABS: practice applying these to your undergraduate learning in labs.
  • STRUCTURE Every Wednesday a lab module will be released in the online lab moodle page (which you access through a link on the main moodle page - just like today). Lab work is due Friday at midnight. Sometimes labs will involve online discussions with other lab members in forums. To give you the time to respond to each other, those will be due on Tuesdays. MANDATORY LAB CLASSES: There are mandatory in person labs (when you will write the term tests) - Oct 26 and Nov 30 Each test is worth 15% of your final grade (total of 30%). The tests will be taken during your lab session. They will consist of multiple choice and short answer questions requiring you to connect and apply course concepts, course readings and lecture material . Students who score greater than 75% across term tests will be exempt from writing the final exam. If you have another class scheduled on Wednesday evenings, please contact me ASAP and we can try to make other arrangements.
  • GRADING LABS. Each lab is worth 2 Marks for a total of 11 Marks over the semester. 1 Mark for thoughtfully completing ALL lab activities, and 1 Marks for engaging in online lab discussions. The lab mark recognizes contributions of students who complete and actively participate in lab sessions. If you do both these things, these will come together naturally over the course of the term. You will need all the lab activities in order to complete your SRL report at the end of the year (20% of the final grade). Lab activities MUST be completed before your next lab. You cannot make up missed lab activities later in the semester FIRST TIME…. This is the first time an online lab section has been offered in this course. I’ll be asking for your thoughts and feedback over the semester about what you like and what you’d like to see in this lab section. Which bring us to the first lab activity - The Learning Technology Survey. Since everyone has different levels of experience with using technology, it would be helpful for me know what you feel comfortable so I can give you as much or as little direction as you need. ACTIVITY LINKS In these modules, lab activities appear in green boxes. Just click the link in the box, and the activity will open in a separate window. One IMPORTANT thing to note - lots of our lab activities are delivered in the Moodle Quiz Tool. They are not quizzes - you are not being graded for right or wrong answers - just thoughtful completion of the activities.
  • The second activity Getting started in Moodle. SYLLABUS: If you haven’t downloaded the Syllabus yet, do so - and read through it. It will give you a good sense about what to expect in this class. 2) REMIND YOURSELF: Where the link to the online lab section is so you can find it next week (it’s in red) 3) EDITt your Moodle Profile - Add a photo. I’d like to get to know you, We’ll be using a lot in online discussion and it’s difficult to do that when you look like a big yellow smiley face. 4) FIND the “My Feedback” Wiki and click on this link. You need to do it to activate it. I can’t give you feedback about your labwork until you do. I’ll be giving you period feedback about your labwork over the semester about how you’re applying course concepts. It’s important for you to track your own progress though because you only get 1 grade for labwrk at the end of the semester. If you’re completing all the activities thoughtfully and engaging in all discussions, you should be getting full marks. Monday you’ll be able to look there and see feedback for this lab.
  • If you run into problems using moodle there are a few things you can do Get Skype if you don’t have it, and add me. I’ll be online during Wednesday night lab sessions to help with any problems you run into. You can also email me, I respond to student emails every morning. I do office hours by appointment, don’t hesitate to email me to set one up - whether its about this course or any problems you’re having in other courses, my door is always open. Also Use the ED-D 101 Lab Forum to talk to other students - about moodle or assignments or other classes.
  • So eventhough this is an online lab, you won’t be working all alone. The Next two activities focus on getting to know each other. ME I’m a third year PhD student in Educational Psychology RESEARCH: My research focuses on self- and group regulation of learning in online environments. JOB: Over the past 5 years, I’ve been a lab instructor about 7 times and I usually teach the course once a year as well. WHY I TEACH THIS CLASS: I really love this course because I really wish I had it when I was in first year. It would have saved me learning the hard way a lot. I know how much learning this system of self-regulation makes a difference because it really did for me when I learned it. There’s a ton of empirical research that supports it and I’ve also seen it make huge differences for students in the past. OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL: Outside of school, I like playing guitar and I do that in a couple bands. And I just got a puppy called Dexter - and it turns out he needs at least three walks a day..so that’s fun. YOU The next activity is a short survey about you and your background. Again its helpful to know, so we can tailor the course around you because each group of students is different. SECOND Introduce yourself to the Lab in the ED-D 101 in the ED-D 101 Forum. Make sure to check back and see what other students have said - It’s always really good to find students who are in your other classes.
  • Each week in lab you will complete a weekly Personal Planning Tool. Normally at the beginning. Weekly PPTs guide you in engaging in the SRL cycle by helping you (a) think about what you are working on in your courses, what you would like to achieve each week in your courses, and how you plan to achieve it, and (b) reflect on your successes as well as the difficulties you encounter. By doing this you can identifiy reoccuring problems that you’re having and make better plans to avoid them. Again - this is NOT a quiz! There are no right or wrong answers. The quiz widget in moodle is just well suited for structuring your PPTs and letting you look back at past PPTs each week. When you are finished click 'submit all and finish’ You can also save your work and return to it at any time.
  • This activity is a useful for you (and for us) to get a sense about what you already know about learning processes and self-regulated learning. The following survey taps into some key topics and concepts we will cover in ED-D101. Again, this is this is NOT a quiz and it is not graded! For some reason we just seem to like the fields and drop down lists the quiz widget provides. Check your feedback wiki on Monday to see some feedback about your survey. It is simply an assessment of where you stand prior to this course so we can ensure that lectures and labs are tailored to the class's level. It will also give you a chance later in the course to reflect upon what you have learned in the course.
  • This week in lecture, you were introduced to the process of self-regulated learning. In particular, we discussed the first phase of SRL that involves developing perceptions of academic tasks (Task Understanding). Task understanding is foundational to regulating your learning - because when you’re not sure exactly what you’re supposed to be doing - everything you do after takes you in the wrong direction. It also makes it really difficutl to self-assess problems before the task is over and done with. This week’s lab activitiy asks you to explore your perceptions of one academic task you are facing in the upcoming week (specifically a course lecture). STEP 1 SO- choose a lecture for a course other than ED-D101. This analysis will be most useful it you choose a course that feels a bit challenging or confusing at this point. Complete the "Lecture Task Analysis" (Q1-11) - BEFORE THE LECTURE. Questions are designed to help you unpack your understanding of the task such as what you’re supposed to be doing in the course lecture and how it fits in with the course. You might be unsure of some of the answers, but that is the point - do your best. STEP 2: NEXT: Verify your answers by discussing them with peers in the class, TAs, and professors. Some of the questions would be useful to ask during a lecture (yes, it’s actually encouraged if you questions in big lectures). Your job is to find out if you were "right" ****Many of your courses will have other ED-D101 students in them. If one student asks a question, then all of you will have the answer.. STEP 3: THEN go back to the Lecture Task Analysis activity and complete Question 12. It asks you to reflect on how accurate you were. Reminder - the rest of the lab is due Friday but you have until next Wednesday before l5pm to complete this particular activity. We will discuss this at the beginning of your next lab.
  • That concludes our first lab. Here is an overview of this weeks lab activities to help you keep track of what you have submitted. Remember all lab activities are due Friday except the Task Analysis is due next Wednesday. Don’t hestitate to contact me if you have any questions. And have a great week!

Lab 1: Self-Regulated Learning & Task Understanding Lab 1: Self-Regulated Learning & Task Understanding Presentation Transcript

  • Lab 1: Self-Regulated Learning & Task Understanding
  • Lab 1 Overview
    • Lab 1 Overview
      • Introductions
        • Lab Coursework
        • Getting started in Moodle
        • Each Other
      • Getting Started with SRL
        • Weekly Personal Planning Tool
        • What do you already know about learning?
        • Putting Task Understanding to Work for you!
    • Becoming a self-regulated learner
      • Lecture vs Lab
      • Make this course work for you!
    Coursework in ED-D 101
    • Online Lab Modules
      • Moodle Based
      • Released Wednesdays at 6pm
      • Due Friday at midnight
      • Discussions due Tuesday at midnight
    • Mandatory In Class Labs
      • Term Test 1 (Wed, Oct 26)
      • Test Test 2 (Wed, Nov 30)
      • MAC D211 6:00 - 7:20
      • [email_address]
    Online Labs in ED-D 101 (A17)
    • Grading
      • Each Lab is worth 2 marks
      • 1 Mark for thoughtfully completing all activities
      • 1 Mark for contributions to discussions
    • Your Input
      • We adapt and change this lab to meet your needs
    Online Labs in ED-D 101 (A17) Activity: How comfortable are you using technology for learning? (Not a Quiz!) Complete the Learning Technology Survey *When you see a green box, click the link to complete the lab activity
  • Activity: Get Started With Moodle Find Link to Online Lab Page Download Syllabus Like the FB Page Edit Profile & Add Photo Click on “My Feedback” Wiki to Activate
    • UVIC Moodle Resources
      • Help for students
      • Orientation Video Tutorial
    • Chat with me on Skype or email
      • Mariel Miller ( [email_address] )
      • Skype Chat - Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:20pm
      • Office Hours
    • Talk to other ED-D 101 Students
      • Lab Forum
    Moodle Help & Office Hours
    • About Me
      • Hi, I’m Mariel!
    • About You
    Getting to Know Each Other Activity: Tell me About You Activity: Introduce Yourself to the Lab
    • Weekly Personal Planning Tools (PPT)
    • Guide you to engage in the SRL cycle each week by
      • Thinking and planning forwards
      • Reflecting back on how things went
      • Not a quiz
    Getting Started With SRL Activity: Complete your first PPT!
    • Useful to get an idea about what you already know about learning processes and SRL
    • NOTE: NOT a graded quiz
    What Do You Already Know? Activity: What do you already know about learning? Complete the Prior Knowledge Survey
    • Explore your perceptions of 1 academic task this week (course lecture)
    • Instructions
      • Step 1: Analyze the Lecture (Questions #1-11)
      • Step 2: Were you right? Ask peers/professors
      • Step 3: Explain what you found (Question #12)
    • Due Next Wednesday before 5pm
    • We will discuss this next week
    Putting Task Understanding to Work For You Activity: Lecture Task Analysis
  • Lab 1 Activity Review
    • Learning Technology Survey
    • Moodle Setup
    • Introductions: About You Survey
    • Introductions: Lab Forum Post
    • Weekly PPT #1
    • Prior Knowledge Survey
    • Lecture Task Analysis (due next Wednesday before lab)
    Have a Great Week!!