Ecology Online Class

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Ecology Online Class

  1. 1. Ecology: Theory in Action www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/Thursday, January 12, 2012
  2. 2. Outline Preparation for the course Course components Student responseThursday, January 12, 2012
  3. 3. Background ZOL 355 -- majors Ecology course 80 students 7 week course 2 TAsThursday, January 12, 2012
  4. 4. Backward Design Not an insultThursday, January 12, 2012
  5. 5. Tools Backward Design Blooms Taxonomy Fink Taxonomy Table Haladyna Question ShellsThursday, January 12, 2012
  6. 6. Developmental sequence Objectives Assessment Materials AlignmentThursday, January 12, 2012
  7. 7. Priorities Familiarity Important to know/do Enduring Knowledge Ranking your information Fink, 2005Thursday, January 12, 2012
  8. 8. Objectives (educational-instructional)Thursday, January 12, 2012
  9. 9. Bloom’s Taxonomy Creation construct formulate design invent Evaluation judge assess critique examine distinguish Analysis contrast categorize analyze apply show Application interpret solve summarize explain Understanding match recognize Recall label identify listThursday, January 12, 2012
  10. 10. Question Shells Understanding -- Concepts Which is the best definition of this (concept)? Creation Which is the meaning of this (concept)? Which is synonymous with this (concept)? Short answer, essay, Which is like this (concept)? Evaluation Which is characteristic of this (concept)? Which is an example of this (concept)? projects Understanding – Principles Which is the best definition of …? Analysis Which statement below exemplifies the principle of …? Which is the reason for or cause of …? Which is the relationship between … and …? Which is an example of the principle of …? Application Critical Thinking – Predicting Using a Principle. Multiple choice, T/F, Mulitple What would happen if …? Understanding If (there is an action), then what happens? What is the consequence of (an action)? select, fill in the blank What is the cause of a (result)? Information given. What is the expected result? Which distinguishes (one concept from another concept)? RecallThursday, January 12, 2012
  11. 11. MaterialsThursday, January 12, 2012
  12. 12. Remember Understanding Apply Analyze Evaluate Create Factual Cognitive Process Conceptual Knowledge Dimension Procedural Metacognition Taxonomy TableThursday, January 12, 2012
  13. 13. Teaching Objectives Assessment MaterialsThursday, January 12, 2012
  14. 14. The Narrative: Paper-Pusher ProductionsThursday, January 12, 2012
  15. 15. Thursday, January 12, 2012
  16. 16. Charting for TextThursday, January 12, 2012
  17. 17. LectureThursday, January 12, 2012
  18. 18. SimulationThursday, January 12, 2012
  19. 19. Case Studies/DiscussionThursday, January 12, 2012
  20. 20. flickrThursday, January 12, 2012
  21. 21. flickr considerations Authentic assessment Outward facing information Online reporting not online doingThursday, January 12, 2012
  22. 22. Low Stakes Approach Discussion Forum Simulation flickr exercise Short answer assessment Multiple select assessment Evaluation Time on task (too much?)Thursday, January 12, 2012
  23. 23. Capstone Experience Grid Exercise Paper Evaluation of sites Discussion AuthenticThursday, January 12, 2012
  24. 24. Capstone Experience Grid Exercise Paper Evaluation of sites Discussion AuthenticThursday, January 12, 2012
  25. 25. Capstone Experience Grid Exercise Paper Evaluation of sites Discussion AuthenticThursday, January 12, 2012
  26. 26. Miscellaneous Discussion forum Reducing emailsThursday, January 12, 2012
  27. 27. Miscellaneous Discussion forum Reducing emails Student awards A touch of gamificationThursday, January 12, 2012
  28. 28. COURSE COMPONENTS Lecture Activity Simulation Active Passive Podcasts Assessment Reflective Assessment Discussion Forum EvaluationsThursday, January 12, 2012
  29. 29. Most important element 20 2009 2010 2011 15 10 5 0 Simulation Lecture Animation Exams Capstone Discussion BookThursday, January 12, 2012
  30. 30. Least important element 30 2009 2010 2011 22.5 15 7.5 0 None Discussion Simulation Structure Capstone Book Exams Lecture AnimationsThursday, January 12, 2012
  31. 31. Case Studies/Discussion FOR YOUR INITIAL POST: Describe how the concept of metapopulations applies to gypsy moth spread?  Give a couple of examples of questions you have / things you find confusing / things you want to more on.  In your responses to others, help them with their questions, confusions, or interests.Thursday, January 12, 2012
  32. 32. Case Studies/Discussion FOR YOUR INITIAL POST:  You have the chance to donate your $100 to one of these organizations or leave the fair and give your money to another organization.  Would you donate your money to any of these organizations?   If so, which one and describe the reasons driving this decision.  If not, where would you donate your money and why?Thursday, January 12, 2012
  33. 33. Multiple Select Assessment The growth rate of a population (dN/dt) in nature… (choose all that apply) will always be slowing down because the population must be approaching carrying capacity must have a positive slope when graphed may be limited by abiotic factors should be modeled as geometric growth when the organism has a discrete reproductive season. will likely be higher for an r-selected species compared to K-selected species of a similar population sizeThursday, January 12, 2012
  34. 34. Objective realignment New concept inventory Pretest-posttestThursday, January 12, 2012
  35. 35. Scavenger Hunt: Connecting concept to locationThursday, January 12, 2012
  36. 36. Scavenger Hunt: Connecting concept to locationThursday, January 12, 2012
  37. 37. GigapanThursday, January 12, 2012
  38. 38. Choose correct model based on variables Example Model Example Principle Example Model Example Model Choose Novel correct data/ variables and Situation applyThursday, January 12, 2012
  39. 39. Thinking MapsThursday, January 12, 2012
  40. 40. Overview Strengths Weaknesses Time on task Time commitment Multi-modal No cumulative test Transparent Technological barriers Authentic Peer-peer interactionsThursday, January 12, 2012
  41. 41. Acknowledgements The Adams Academy VUDAT FLC Department/College Libraries Computing and TechnologyThursday, January 12, 2012

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