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Evaluating and Selecting Digital Learning Resources

  1. 1. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Evaluating and Selecting Digital Learning Resources Brandon Muramatsu, mura@mit.edu Louisa Rosenheck, louisa@mit.edu
  2. 2. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Outline • Introduction • Framework and Selection Criteria • Evaluating Lure of the Labyrinth • If time: Evaluate StarLogo Nova
  3. 3. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Brandon Muramatsu • With Michel DeGraff and Vijay Kumar, helped to launch the MIT-Haiti Initiative in 2010 • Background – 9+ Years in Educational Digital Libraries: Collecting and evaluating online / digital learning resources in engineering education, STEM and with MERLOT – 11+ Years in Open Education • Strategic Education Initiatives – Identify and develop new initiatives on behalf of MIT – Lead all or part of the initiatives
  4. 4. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Louisa Rosenheck • Background in Computer Science and Education • With the MIT Education Arcade for 5+ years –Design Games and Tools for Learning –Focus on Middle/High School Math/Science –Oversee Development and Testing –Train Teachers on Implementation –Design and Conduct Research
  5. 5. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Selecting Learning Technologies... Establish Course Goals Identify Student Learning Outcomes Design Learning Environment Blend of Digital and Hands-on Activities Assess Student Learning Digital Learning Activity Search for Resources Review Resources for Applicability Select Resource And Continue Designing Activity …begins with an understanding of the environment in which it will be used 7 Principles Questions to Consider Premier Award Criteria
  6. 6. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Discussion of Selection Criteria • Content • Pedagogy • Technology • Practical Matters
  7. 7. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. LURE OF THE LABYRINTH Example #1
  8. 8. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Employee Cafeteria 1. Go to: labyrinth.thinkport.org 2. Username: newdemo 3. Password: newdemo 4. Select “Play a Puzzle” 5. Go to the first one: Employee Cafeteria 6. Play and Evaluate!
  9. 9. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. STARLOGO NOVA Example #2
  10. 10. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Evolution: Something’s Fishy 1. Go to: slnova.org 2. Register and log in 3. Go to http://www.slnova.org/b iograph/projects/2880/ 4. OR search for “fishy” and choose the first one 5. Experiment! 6. View Code if you’re interested
  11. 11. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Collections of (OER) Digital Learning Resources • OER Commons (www.oercommons.org) • Curriki (www.curriki.org) • PhET Interactive Simulations (phet.colorado.edu)
  12. 12. Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. References and Acknowledgements • Perry, J. and Rosenheck, L. (2015). Using Existing Commercial Off-the- Shelf Software Worksheet. • Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education adapted from the Brigham Young University Faculty Center’s interpretation of Chickering’s and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. See document for further details. • Premier Award. (2009). Selection Criteria for the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. • Portions of this presentation based on workshops by McMartin, F., Muramatsu, B., Tront, J.G. and Bayard, J.P. (2000-2007). Introduction to Evaluating, Selecting and Using Learning Technologies and Digital Learning Materials.

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