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Interaction Design for Education


Week 11

Present final projects. Each student will assess each presenter here.

Week 10

Finish final project and finalize presentation.

Week 9

Lecture: Evaluation & assessment tools

Seven learning Styles

Theory of Mind

Lab: Work on project modifications

Homework: Work on project

Week 8

Lecture: General discussion of design and evaluation, communication, and advising systems

Lab: Work on project modifications

Homework: Review reading for final, work on project modifications

Week 7

Lecture: Evaluation & assessment tools

Lab: Begin building presentation as hard-copy display

Homework: Work on project

Week 6

Present Learn something

Lecture: Bloom's Taxonomy & online learning

Lab: In small groups, compare and critique each other's ideas for project, report out

Homework: Finalize plans, begin gathering resources

Week 5  

Present Mid-term projects

Lecture--The Principles of Interaction Design

Lab--Brainstorm project ideas

Homework--Learn something new. Share with class next week.

Week 4

Activity Theory Presentation(s)  
Visual Explanations
Lab: Small-group discussion--What would be a viable way of modeling the structure and dynamic relations of an activity system?

   Read pg 76-80 Read pg 313-317 Read pg 110-112

Mid-term exam--Create a short presentation describing your conclusions from the reading. Homework: Read Visual Explanations

Week 3

Lecture: Vygotsky and Social Cognition, Activity Theory

Lab: In small groups, discuss the implications of Vygotsky and activity theory; outline a presentation that reviews the work of several activity theorists  

Homework: Create a presentation about the activity theorists.

Week 2

Lecture: Communities of Practice

Lab: Springboard Presentations

Homework: Read Situated Learning notes, research communities of practice, come prepared to explain it to the class

Week 1

Lecture:  Introductions, expectations, class outline, reading list, essentials, norms

Lab: Create Dropbox account; Complete contact information

Homework: Read The Springboard

Springboard reading reference notes--Here are some pages that you should make sure you take a look at in The Springboard

First Springboard story pg 23

Story pg 32

Communicating a vision pg 41

Story pg 132

Performing the Springboard story pg 135-147

Building the Springboard story pg 149-162

Appendix 1 pg 197

Appendix 3 pg 203

Appendix 4 pg 207



Your task is to create your very own springboard story so that you can persuade someone to do something difficult or uncomfortable. Use the following steps as a guide.

Step 1        What is the purpose of your story?

Step 2        Think of an incident where change happened.

Step 3        Who is the single protagonist?  When and where did it happen to him/her?

Step 4/5     Is the protagonist typical of your audience & does the story fully embody the change idea?

Step 6/7     What would have happened without the idea?  Has the story been stripped of detail?

Step 8/9     Does the story have a happy ending?  Does the story link to the purpose?

Task #2

Meet with your small group so that they can help you refine your story. Review each other's stories, share ideas, make suggestions.

Task #3

Write your story, notes, ideas in a Google Drive doc and share it to me before the next class session.

Task #4

Prepare a presentation for the class in which you defend/explain your story.

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