Bernie Dodge, PhD<br />San Diego State University<br />WonderPointA Design for m-Learning<br />
Overview<br />Identify a plot of ground <br />Go out as a class and capture voice notes, geotagged photos<br />Propose int...
What does this sign mean?<br />What does that thing on the roof do?<br />What used to be here?<br />What kind of tree is t...
Did people live here? Was it a home?<br />
What does K-1911-P mean?<br />
Where do these wires come from? Where do they go?<br />
What does this thing do?<br />
Motivational Elements<br />Points for coming up with good questions<br />Points for finding answers using research after t...
Timelines<br />WonderPoints will be tested in San Diego in November.<br />We expect to deploy it widely in 2011<br />Inter...
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WonderPoints: A Framework for Building Curiosity

  1. 1. Bernie Dodge, PhD<br />San Diego State University<br />WonderPointA Design for m-Learning<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Identify a plot of ground <br />Go out as a class and capture voice notes, geotagged photos<br />Propose interesting questions<br />Post them, rate them for interestingness, and then find answers<br />
  3. 3. What does this sign mean?<br />What does that thing on the roof do?<br />What used to be here?<br />What kind of tree is that?<br />When were these houses built?<br />
  4. 4. Did people live here? Was it a home?<br />
  5. 5. What does K-1911-P mean?<br />
  6. 6. Where do these wires come from? Where do they go?<br />
  7. 7. What does this thing do?<br />
  8. 8. Motivational Elements<br />Points for coming up with good questions<br />Points for finding answers using research after the visit<br />Ratings voted by students<br />Borrows from Reddit, Facebook “likes”, etc. <br />Encourages curiosity, looking at ordinary surroundings with a beginner’s mind.<br />Different classes can explore the same plot from the perspectives of math, history, English, science, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Timelines<br />WonderPoints will be tested in San Diego in November.<br />We expect to deploy it widely in 2011<br />Interested in participating as a beta tester? Write bdodge@mail.sdsu.edu<br />

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