For my culminating project, I’ve chosen to develop a proposal and resources to support the needs of the Educational Technology program. I believe that as we develop modern learning programs, it is important to consider both physical and virtual resources, and the ways in which they can work together to create a cohesive whole. To that end, I will develop a comprehensive plan to do so for this program. Additionally, I intend to see through these ideas to the extent that it is feasible.
Since ideas of openness and collaboration are central to the program’s learning experiences, I wanted to make sure others have the opportunity to contribute to this project. So the first phase of my project is data collection. I’ve emailed all of the program’s students and alumni a survey, to get a sense of what improvements we should be looking into. I hope next to interview the active faculty to elicit their needs as teachers and advisors. I’m also doing some research into learning environments.
In addition to the student survey, anyone can follow my progress and offer contributions through the following tools:
Blogger - I’ll post informal progress updates to the EdTech Blog (most likely where you’re reading this now) - http://au-ed-tech.blogspot.com/
Pinterest - I’m trying out Pinterest as a way to collect articles, graphics, websites, ideas, and inspiration for the project. You can follow me here - http://www.pinterest.com/edtechlearning/educational-technology/
Zotero - If you have any research articles to recommend, you can add them to the open and public Zotero group - https://www.zotero.org/groups/272372
Email - If you’d like to contact me directly, you can do so at - firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to get as much outside input as I can, so feel free to share with me using any of these platforms.
- Tom Jennings- Ed Tech Grad Student and Media Technologist at Adelphi