EDCI 339 Assignment 3: Digital Portfolio

Part 1: Evidence of the Completion of 4 Course Activities I have provided evidence of the completion of four different optional course activities with connections to the course learning outcomes here. Part 2: Updated and Revised Blog Post Links to each of my EDCI 339 blog posts: Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 The blog …

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Response to Blog 3 (Pod 9)

Lauren Gateley https://laurengateley.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/individual-post-3/ Lauren - You did a great job summarizing this week's information. I appreciate your connection with UDL back to previous coursework - it has been great to dive deeper into this topic and apply it to different concepts within the education system. I thought that you made some great points about UDL …

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Topic 3: Equity and Access in K-12 Distributed (Online) & Open Learning Environments

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash It is vital that educators ensure equitable access to authentic, meaningful and relevant learning environments for all learners in K-12 open and distributed learning contexts. To ensure this access, there are many steps that we can take. The readings this week have outlined strategies that utilize Universal Design for …

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Response to Blog 2 (Pod 9)

Lauren Gateley https://laurengateley.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/individual-post-2/ Lauren - Great post! I like how you opened by mentioning that “learners, teachers, and systems need to adapt to fit the new needs of this connected world”. I think that this is such an important point, as there seem to still be a few people that argue for things to stay …

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Topic 2: History and Context of K-12 Distributed and Open Learning

Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash This week’s course readings and resources have allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of open and distributed learning and the related historical and theoretical trends in K-12 learning environments.  Roberts et al. (2018, p. 527) describe the changes that have occurred in education within the last two decades, …

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Response to Blog 1 (Pod 9)

Lauren Gateley https://laurengateley.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/individual-post-1/ Lauren - You did a great job integrating your personal voice with academic sources in your recent blog post, and your writing is concise and articulate. I thought that you made an important point when you noted the connection between the student-teacher relationship and the likelihood of approachability. I have also felt …

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Topic 1: Human-Centered Learning in K-12 Distributed and Open Learning Contexts

Photo by Andy Falconer on Unsplash Relationship building is a vital component of pedagogy in both the face-to-face classroom and in online and open learning spaces. Whiteside and Dickers (2015) assert that a strong social presence is essential for ensuring that educators are able to develop the relationships and connections that will enhance and contribute …

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Final Group App Review: Maker’s Empire

For our final app review we have evaluated the app “Maker’s Empire”. This is a 3D design app that is designed to be very accessible for students of any age. Maker’s Empire allows students to create 3D designs with simple tools while giving students advanced abilities to manipulate and combine their shapes.  MML Maker’s Empire …

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Remix a Multimedia Learning Principle: Self-Explanation Principle

For this assignment our group has created a summary and remix of Chapter 17 of “The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning”. The focus of this chapter is the self-explanation principle and the best ways to use it in various contexts and in conjunction with different multimedia formats. When used in a classroom, it can be …

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Group Evaluation of a Multimedia App

In our group, we looked at the apps “ChatterPix Kids”, “Google Translate” and “Maker’s Empire”. After discussing our apps, we chose to zero in on “Maker’s Empire”, as it had the most variation in classroom use for both creation and consumption. Photo Credit Compared to the simplicity of ChatterPix, Maker’s Empire has seemingly unlimited potential …

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