Welcome to Lab 2! This weeks lab is on goal setting and monitoring. Goal setting is the second phase of the SRL cycle . When you set goals is allows you to generate feedback about how well you understand what you are being asked to do (if you don’t…), guide you in what to do next (you have plan), they motivate you, give you standard against which you can monitor progress & know whether something isn’t working right and you need to adjust approach. SECOND It’s not just enough to go through a list of things you need to do, you need to actively monitor how things are going Self-Monitoring is a central component of SRL. Occurs throughout all phases of SRL (is your understanding of the task good, are you goals working, is your approach working, what can you adjust or change to make things better?).
Before we get into today’s lab activity, I read through all your submissions last week, and it was great to see such a wide variety of people in this lab. Just a reminder to make sure you click the submit button after you finish an activity. I noticed some of you forgot last week. So go back and do this. I’ll cut some slack in terms of the due date for last week because it was the first lab. BUT in the future - you get 2 marks for each lab - 1 for engaging in the activities, and 1 for participating actively in the group activities. If you miss an activity, don’t finish one, it means you miss the lab mark. Also, add a photo to your moodle profile please. I can’t take you seriously when you look like an emoticon. 2 More things: 1. If you look in your feedback wiki, you’ll see some feedback about last lab’s “what you already know survey” The link to the feedback wiki is also under General course information at the top of the moodle shell. 2. Suggestion Box Part of the philosophy of this online lab is to build it together based on what you want in an online course. Feel free to give me feedback or suggestions - If you find something difficult or you really like something - let me know. The link for Suggestion box is also under General course information at the top of the moodle shell
Don’t forget to ask questions if you have them. YOU CAN ASK ABOUT - how to do activity in moodle not sure why you’re doing an activity or what you’re supposed to be learning from it confused about some course concepts… questions about the assignments or tests… 4) or problems in another class, not doing as well as you expected I’M AVAILABLE In person: office hours by appointment, don’t hesitate to email me to set one up on skype: I’ll be online during Wednesday night 6-7:20 with any problems you run into. Or by appointment By Email. I generally answer emails in the morning. So keep in mind if you leave the lab to the last minute, it’s unlikely I’ll be getting back to you at 9pm on a Friday. I hope you won’t be doing labs on 9pm on a Friday either whenever possible. In the lab forum: to have discussions with me and other students - about moodle or assignments or other classes.
Just like last week, today’s lab activities help you to apply the SRL cycle in your own learning, think about and evaluate how well you go about self-regulating your learning when you study, practice setting high quality TASC goals critical for self-regulated learning. Also in today’s lab we will start working in lab teams in order to revisit what you found in the lecture task analysis from Lab 1.
Today’s lab starts with the second PPT. Weekly PPTs guide you in engaging in the self-regulated learning cycle by (b) Monitoring how well things went last week (successes as well as the difficulties you encountered while trying to achieve the goal you set last week. By doing this you can identify reoccurring problems that you’re having and make better plans to avoid them). You can review your PPT from last week linked under resources on this page. (a) It also helps you to plan for this week by setting a TASC goal for something you need to do in another course (could be for a formal assignment - goal you need to achieve as part of working on a homework set, exam, test, paper…could be informal task like a goal you need to achieve in a lecture, a reading, etc. Again just a reminder that even though we use the quiz tool in moodle -none of the lab work is a quiz. There are no right or wrong answers. But to make PPTs work for you (and get your lab mark), you need to be thoughtful and reflective in your PPT Just a hint- point form is not thoughtful or reflective. If it takes you less than 10-15 minutes to do a PPT, you should be digging deeper in order to make these reflections really WORK for you. Second, now that you have learned what effective goal setting is, you should be setting TASC goals in your PPT in order to get them to actually work for you (and to ge the lab mark). When you are finished click 'submit all and finish’ You can also save your work by clicking “save without submitting” and return to it at any time.
The second lab activity asks you to complete the Strategy Learning Questionnaire (or SLQ) The SLQ is designed to help you assess your self-regulate your learning in term sof the things you do before, during, and after studying. Your scores on this questionnaire will let you know where your strengths and weaknesses as a self-regulated learner lie. To complete the SLQ, think of a recent study session you did for a test/exam. When you answer the questions, think about that specific study session. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, so be honest! The SLQ is completed in a tool called WebQ. You must complete this questionnaire all at one time (I.e. you can’t close your work and return to it later). Your WebQ login name is the first part of your preferred email address in the UVic system (i.e. everything before the @ symbol) The password is edd101 If you have problems logging in, contact me and I will give you a login. You may not have one if you registered late. When youre ready complete the SQL by clicking the link in the green box The Help with WebQ resource walks you through accessing the questionnaire step by step. .
The next lab activity asks you to report your SLQ results and interpret and reflect on what they mean for you in SLQ Reflection. Your scores on the SLQ questionnaire let you know where your strengths and weaknesses as a self-regulated learner lie. Specifically, you are given scores on a range of activities involved in before, during and after studying. For each activity you are given two types of scores intent scores (or what you intended to do when you studied) Engagement scores (or what you really did when you studied) In the SLQ Reflection activity asks you to record your scores in a table, and answer some questions that prompt you to think about what your scores mean in terms of 1) Whether there a good match between what you intended to do and what you really did? 2) what were your studying strenghths were overall (or the types of things you thought were important and scored highly on 3) And what your studying weaknesses were (or the kinds of things you thought were important but scored low on) When you are ready, click on the SLQ reflection activity. To complete the reflection, make sure your name is selected in the left drop down menu at the top of the wiki and click the “edit” tab at the top of the wik.i If one of your students cannot log in to WebQ, check the master sheet first, in case they are using the wrong login. But if the student is new or if their login just doesn't work, you can give them a spare login (located towards the bottom of the master sheet and also listed in the &quot;WebQ spare logins&quot; wiki of this guide). If you assign one of your students a spare login, they must continue to use that for the rest of the semester, so please have them take note of it and also record their name in the WebQ spare logins wiki.
In this activity, we will start working on setting really effective TASC goals. As you know, goal setting is the second phase of the SRL cycle, but not all goals are equally effective. To be realy effective, goals need to be TASC goals: Goals are different than the things you find on a to-do list. T mean the goal should explain what you want to do in a 2 hour timeframe (maximum - so not spread out over the week) A means the goal should explain the speciifc action you will take to learn/remember the information (identify, explain, compare and contrast S means the goal should provide you with a standard (or some way to know if and how well you’ve achieved the goal) C means the goal should explain what specific course material/content or course concepts you want to learn. In the past, ED-D 101 students who set good TASC goals, were more confident in their ability to achieve their goals and reported actually attaining their goals more. However, learning how to set TASC goals takes some practice before it becomes second nature. A great way to do this is to (a) practice revising other people's goals and and (b) see others break down goals into TASC goals. SO In this activity, you'll view 3 goals written by previous ED-D 101 students in their PPTs. Your job is to evaluate their quality, assess whether or not they meet the TASC criteria, and re-write each of them to make them a TASC goal. When you re-write the goals, you might have to leave out information included in the original goal, make up new information missing from the original goal, or rephrase information provided. After you post your answer, you can see how other members of the lab did this. At the end of the week, I wlil post my answers.
In lab we will frequently be working in small groups or teams. The goal is to give you an opportunity to interact with others in your lab and see how each of you is using ED-D 101 course concepts. Your team has the freedom to decide how you want to work on team lab activities. In the past, teams have added each other on skype and worked through activities with online chat, or have created private groups in facebook (benefits of this option are group chat, wall post, messages). Or else you could decide to meet in person.
The team task analysis discussion, is the first team activity of the semester. It asks you to discuss and compare what you found in your lecture task analyses from Lab 1 and complete a series of questions in the task analysis discussion activity. You do not each need to submit this activity. Instead you discuss and write the answers as a group then asign one member to enter the answers and submit on behalf of the group. To meet your group and get started with coordinating the task analysis discussion, go to the My Team Forum. Your first post in this forum is due Friday and the Team Task Analysis Discussion is due Tuesday.
That concludes Lab 2. 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 team discussion is due next Tuesday. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. And have a great week!
Lab 2: Goal Setting & Monitoring (Fall 2011)
Lab 2: Goal Setting & Monitoring
<ul><li>Check your Feedback Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to see? Suggestion Box </li></ul>Lab 1 How did things go for you?
<ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MacA210 (TIE Lab) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office hours by appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype Chat - Wed 6:00 - 7:20pm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or by appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the Lab Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Me & other lab members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab Forum Link </li></ul></ul>Ask Questions!
Lab 2 Activity Overview <ul><li>Apply SRL in your own learning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Personal Planning Tool ( PPT) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assess strengths & weaknesses in your SRL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Learning Questionnaire in WebQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn how to set good goals for SRL </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Revisit lecture task analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introductions to Lab Teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Task Analysis Discussion (due Tuesday) </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>PPTs guide you to engage in the SRL cycle each week by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking back (Monitor how things went) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking ahead (Plan/Set goals for this week) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make PPTS work for you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoughtful and reflective answers! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should take you 10-15 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From this point on: TASC goals </li></ul></ul>Weekly Personal Planning Tool (PPT) Activity: Complete Week 2 PPT ! Resource: Review Last Week’s PPT
<ul><li>Think of 1 instance where you studied for an exam in the past. How well did you self-regulate your learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the SLQ in WebQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Login: first part of your preferred email address (I.e. everything before the @ symbol) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: edd101 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next up: View and interpret your scores </li></ul></ul>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) Activity: Complete the SLQ Resource: Help with WebQ
<ul><li>What do your scores mean? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intent Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>View Your Scores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Login to WebQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “view responses” next to the SLQ questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose “Chart” --> Your scores are in red </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLQ Reflection activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Edit” at the top of the wiki. Record your scores in the table and answer the questions below </li></ul></ul>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) Activity: Interpret your scores in the SLQ Reflection
<ul><li>Setting TASC goals takes practice </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate 3 goals written by previous ED-D 101 students </li></ul><ul><li>Re-write them as high quality TASC goals </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Reply” to add your responses </li></ul><ul><li>Check back and see how everyone did this! </li></ul>Goal Setting Activity Activity: Goal 1 Activity: Goal 2 Activity: Goal 3 Resource: Your Lecture Notes & Help for TASC goals
<ul><li>Lab Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group of 3 or 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to you to organize and coordinate work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add each other on Skype & have Skype meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up a facebook group (chat, messages, wall posts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet in person </li></ul></ul>Introduction to Lab Teams
<ul><li>Task Analysis Team Discussion (due Tuesday) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet your team & get organized in the My Team Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a team, complete the Task Analysis Group Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discuss and compare what you found in your analyses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose 1 team member to submit on behalf of the group </li></ul></ul></ul>Team Task Analysis Discussion Team Activity Task Analysis Discussion Resource: Lab 1 Task Analysis Team Activity: Meet your team My Team Forum
Lab 2 Activity Review <ul><li>Weekly Personal Planning Tool (PPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Learning Questionnaire (SLQ) </li></ul><ul><li>SLQ reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Meet your team (My Team Forum) </li></ul><ul><li>Task Analysis Group Discussion (due Tuesday) </li></ul>Have a Great Week!!