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Class session 3 Lit Review

Lit review Lecture by Dr. Schlosser

Overall reflection

I'd like to organize my reflection from "Big Picture" to microcosm

10,000 feet up

1000 feet up

10 feet over 

on the ground

1.  Thoughts about distance learning in general (from 10,000 feet)

Since coming to ITDE, and since taking distance learning classes, I've come to see the value in separating the lecture from the class discussion.  Making time for reflection has become very important for me and I've tried to persuade other teachers to do this, even in face to face lectures.

I'm trying to figure out how to get my students to do the lecture at home so that when they are in the room they can do their work.   There is something about face-to-face that has so many possibilities, I don't what to waste the opportunity to simply lecture the students.

I'm almost wondering if ITDE might demonstrate this at the future conferences by giving its presentation on a CD and asking people to watch the CD on Weds evening and then walk into the Thurs presentation ready to discuss information.

In other words, the sessions when you introduce the program might follow the same format.

Dr. Orellana, when you were presenting the information about the ITDE coursework at summer session, you gave a great presentation about how you experienced the work.  I can imagine that such a presentation could be videotaped, so that we all could have watched something before we walked in and we could have told you our reflection of the preview.

I find the value of Dr. Schlossser's lecture OFFLINE (without using WIMBA or Elluminate) is great because then the eliminate time can be used to answer questions and have a discussion.

Does that make sense?  In other words, at summer conference, why not model what a typical class is about….

a) asynchronous presentation, receiving info at a different time,

b)  discussion in the class at the conference, with participants explaining what they learned from the presentation.

So when Dr. S. was talking, I had a "big picture" moment thinking about the future of education.

2.  1000 feet up:  the structure of the presentation

I like the consistency of Dr. Schlosser's work.   

Large title

key points

he talks around the points, he doesn't just read the slide.

3.  10 feet over:  the lit review process

This presentation gave such good step-by-step instructions that I feel I don't need to go to any more workshops about "how to do a lit review."  The steps are there.

The warning about the lit review -- less than 30 pages long is bad!   100 references is a nice goal. 

4.  on the ground:  a particular slide.

I'm looking at "Let's review the Assignment" slide.

I particularly like the clear layout of the rubric with points and the structure shows how to put a rubric together.

-- Steve McCrea

"useful if not necessarily interesting"…  (I think this is funny, he says the same 

…e "don't hesitate to contact me by email -- or even better by telephone."   Those are two Schlosser signature phrases…

Student Comments : Here is the reflection for lecture number 3 about lit review

Attached Files : lit review sreflection.rtf  

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Great approach of summarizing. i actaully like your suggetsions for ITDE. SO you think the ITDE faculty should give these asynchronous presentations to ITDE students, then during Summer Conference we recap and/or reflect on the session as a group (faculty and students)? Hmmm... I will like to hear more about this idea so I can propose something to the ARC. How about if you email me details on your idea?


Dr. O  wrote the following
Great approach of summarizing.  I like your suggestions for ITDE. So you think the ITDE faculty should give these asynchronous presentations to ITDE students, then during Summer Conference we recap and/or reflect on the session as a group (faculty and students)? Hmmm... I will like to hear more about this idea so I can propose something to the ARC. How about if you email me details on your idea?

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The part I like about this suggestion is "WE USE TECHNOLOGY"... and not just to say we use it.  We use technology to turn a "TALKING SEMINAR" into a participatory concept-checking session.

Background:   I enjoyed watching the videos by Dr. Schlosser in EDD 7007.  I liked being able to download and listen to the items off the internet.

Elluminate and WIMBA are excellent for interactive Q and A discussions.  A lecture is a lecture and can be done best in a video to allow students to review what was said.   A lecture delivered in Elluminate or in a face-to-face situation (like summer conference) gives the listener one chance to get the info.   

EDD 7007 makes it clear:  we can use technology to increase opportunities for learning and receiving information.
ITDE could lead the way in summer conference -- when the students pick up the packet at registration on TUESDAY, they can pick up an audio CD or a piece of paper with the link to a youtube channel.   if a student wants to join the Thursday session for ITDE, the student can watch the presentation early.  (or walk in unprepared and listen to the other participants as they "perform their understanding" of the presentations).

This method is used at Dennis Littky's high schools and it is based on Intelligence Refreamed by Howard Gardner (pages 161-167).

The procedure in the meeting could be simple:  join the group and participate in the presentation of the meeting... 

THE KEY POINT:  why not show new students what technology in education can do?  We can all arrive having already heard the presentations.  For people who DID NOT see the presentation, they can take a laptop and sit outside and participate in the next session ... or they can come in and listen to the participants give a summary of the program.

Student:  In the video, Dr Simonson, you said that Everett Rogers wrote an important book and I looked it up on the links that you suggested.  Do you have a copy of the book that I could look at?

SIMONSON:  It's right up here at the front.

Student:  So he's the dude who came up with the phrase  "early adapters."  I get the idea that innovation and the process of bringing new technology into use is a big theme in ITDE.

(then one of the professors can comment.)

The advantage is that the professors can check the understanding of the concepts by how the students phrase the questions...

DR SIMONSON:  Can anyone tell me why I gave you a list of conferences to visit for AECT?

Students can then answer and Dr. S can determine the level of comprehension in the answer...