Jun 20, 2013

Reading 6-21


  • What is learning?

  • How do the learning processes of experts and novices differ?

  • What teaching methods support learning and its related concepts–understand & conceptual change?

  • Why focus on learning in the first week of a course about technology?

  • What are latest and upcoming trends in educational technology?


Introduction Video

Reflection: For our first visualization, we used a clip in the barbershop from the movie Coming to America. This movie was release in 1988 and helped anchor our thoughts about what life you to be like about 20 years ago. We used this clip to demonstrate what sort of knowledge was important at the time. The major argument in the clip was that Joe Lewis was a ridiculously old age when he fought Rocky, and that why he lost. The punchline is that he is 137 years old, which just cannot happen. Even though no one believed that, they still didn’t come to an answer to the questions. We made a parallel to it by having a (much less funny) conversation in class about how old he was, and all it took was a quick voice search in Google to find the answer.

Process Padlet
Reflection: For the second visualization, I had the idea of brainstorming and putting ideas on sticky notes to compare where the overlap for 1993 learning tasks and 2013 learning tasks was. Renee knew about Padlet, and it worked great. The visualization showed that there a few tasks that we left in 1993, a lot of new tasks that we would have to be comfortable with, and then there was actually quite a few tasks that overlapped and were still useful today.

Word Cloud

Examples: expert and novice

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Class output: expert processes and novice processes

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For the third visual we wanted to compare the thought processes of an expert and a novice. At first we were comparing the synonyms of novices and experts, and we created the Wordles as examples. Then we realized that really what we wanted to compare was the processes a novice user used and the processes an expert user used.


Overview of the lesson

Tools used for this Presentation