The Electronic Classroom Checklist
Munday, Stardate 1995.03.13 17:21
A work in progress
This checklist is intended to help organize the components of an
Trivial to implement
Marshall McLuhan's observerd that the first content of any new
media is the old media. That's because it not only an obvious place
to begin, it's because it's also the easiest. Technology is easier to
tamper with than content. So get out your old course handouts and cut
and paste them into web documents.
- problem sets
- problem solutions
- study questions
- midterm exam questions
- midterm exam answers
- midterm standing
- final exam questions
- final exam answers
- final standing
The next refinement of this level would be to add new content. E.g.
- digitize your slides
- locate video clips
But there is no reason to do this alone. Some of these are things
your students in the course could do for the course.
Easy to implement
Collaborative projects start out with the work that students are
doing for the course already, and turn it towards electronic media.
Some students may be doing parts of this on their own already, so you
may be playing catch up. Turning class projects into "real world"
projects on the web is a great way to raise the level of the course
work a notch.
- student projects ... "thinking like a physicist."
- course resources -- topic oriented anchors
are volitile and excellent for student projects :-)
- Einet Galaxy -- http://www.einet.net/
- Netscape Yahoo ! -- http://akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo/
- course newspaper -- "History Today!"
- "x" in the news
- 2 points per posting
- course magazine -- "Popular History!"
- "X" in the journals
- precis, synopsis, 100 word essays
- up to 5 points per posting
- book reviews
- 200 word reviews (2 points)
- 800 word critical reviews (10 points)
- course journal
- peer edited
- peer reviewed
- 1200 word articles and essays (25 points)
- weekly online quizes (100 - 200 word answers)
- e.g. Leroy Anderson's Educational Technology Course.
The electronic seminar. The next big bump is integrating these last
two into a course as a whole. How do we get to the big picture.
- what is the BIG question? (Of course the field is open
ended, otherwise no one would be in this field!)
- the weekly big question (is the textbook wrong again?)
- the daily question and answer (is the instructor wrong again?)
- does all of this make sense?
The electronic research laboratory -- where the course is not seen
as a separate entity but is totally integrated into ongoing research.
- Planetary Data Center
- Social Science Data Center
- Virtual Library
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