Designers for Learning Webcast 11

Jennifer Maddrell was joined in this webcast by Dr. Monica Tracey, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the College of Education at Wayne State University. Monica discussed her experiences designing and facilitating service-learning projects in her classes. In addition, she shared her perspectives on the practice of instructional design and designer decision-making based on her research and current design projects, as well as from her prior experience as the owner of a performance consulting and instructional design firm. See Monica’s bio at http://bitly.com/monicatracey

The text-chat transcript appears below the video. In addition, the audio-only recording of this session is available at http://edtechtalk.com/d4l11.  Please connect with us at:

Text-chat Transcript

  • 11:57 Jennifer Maddrell: we are staring “officially” in about 5 minutes …
  • 11:58 Megan Murtaugh: Hi
  • 12:00 Peggy George: Hi everyone! Tough competition today! First day of the Global Education Conference 🙂 Just finished the kickoff session.
  • 12:00 Jason A. Engerman: Hello everyone
  • 12:01 Barb M. Hall: Greetings from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • 12:01 Jason A. Engerman: hi Megan
  • 12:02 Megan Murtaugh: Hi Jason!
  • 12:02 Peggy George: great to have you back! 🙂
  • 12:03 Peggy George: Greetings from Phoenix AZ
  • 12:03 Dan Bassill: Hi Peggy
  • 12:03 Peggy George: Hi Dan 🙂
  • 12:04 Jennifer Maddrell: Please le me know if you have any questions for Monica
  • 12:05 Jennifer Maddrell: oo! Pointers! 🙂
  • 12:09 Peggy George: these tips are great! very authentic and responsive!
  • 12:10 Jennifer Maddrell: Taproot Foundation … http://www.taprootfoundation.org/
  • 12:11 Peggy George: the contract seems like such an important tool!
  • 12:11 Jennifer Maddrell: Contract or Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)?
  • 12:11 Peggy George: are both signed documents?
  • 12:11 Peggy George: are they both legally binding? or do they just guide the process?
  • 12:12 Dan Bassill: Getting corporate volunteers involved with tutor/mentor programs is my goal. This Billions + Change web site shows potential of enlisting business talent. (www.abillionpluschange.org)
  • 12:14 Dan Bassill: Refreshing to frame volunteering and service as an “opportunity” .
  • 12:14 Peggy George: both sides definitely benefit from the opportunities 🙂
  • 12:14 Jason A. Engerman: Within the 15 week time frame has she been able to get out of the analysis phase of design?
  • 12:14 Peggy George: thanks for the link Dan
  • 12:15 Jason A. Engerman: Have students stayed on projects past the 15 week time frame?
  • 12:15 Peggy George: I was going to ask that too Jason 🙂
  • 12:16 Peggy George: hard to align the semesters with the needs of the clients
  • 12:16 Dan Bassill: Billion + Change has Linked in group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Billion-Plus-Change-4212552?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v
  • 12:16 Peggy George: yes seeing you great
  • 12:17 Jason A. Engerman: Peggy we’re on the same page 🙂
  • 12:17 Peggy George: 🙂
  • 12:18 Jason A. Engerman: So you do the process of matching?
  • 12:18 Peggy George: are all of those matches based on self-reports? how do you really know their skills?
  • 12:18 Dan Bassill: Jason, Peggy — keeping volunteers engaged in on going service is really important. A challenge, too.
  • 12:19 Jennifer Maddrell: She is good!
  • 12:19 Peggy George: seems like a lot of detail to manage 🙂
  • 12:19 Dan Bassill: If teams from company or college are learning about the problem, they can frame the way they are engaged, often better than the non profit
  • 12:19 Jason A. Engerman: This is the power of using groups I believe
  • 12:20 Dan Bassill: Need to sign off. I’ll check the recording. Thanks for hosting
  • 12:20 Jason A. Engerman: Thanks Dan
  • 12:20 Peggy George: thanks for joining us Dan!
  • 12:21 Jason A. Engerman: I think maybe it should be different for different courses. Because you have different goals
  • 12:21 Peggy George: it seems like there is a lot of value in having the students find their own clients–real world experience
  • 12:22 Peggy George: love that description! don’t have time for team dysfunction!
  • 12:23 Peggy George: great to have it be a team problem solving experience
  • 12:24 Briju: Yes we can
  • 12:26 Peggy George: that would make a powerful addition to their portfolio!
  • 12:27 Barb M. Hall: Since the team is now virtual, do students find their own clients, or is that still Dr. Tracey’s role?
  • 12:29 Peggy George: thanks for clarifying that about the difference between the intro course and the capstone Master’s course! That makes sense!
  • 12:30 Peggy George: how do you teach the students about building relationships which is such an important piece?
  • 12:32 Barb M. Hall: Peggy, I am wondering if that would not be one of the more foundational skills of working with SMEs/content experts.
  • 12:32 Jason A. Engerman: Great support structure
  • 12:33 Barb M. Hall: Without PhD students, we would need to be creative about that additional support person.
  • 12:33 Jason A. Engerman: That’s pretty cool
  • 12:33 Peggy George: I’m not really sure it can be “taught” but it is certainly infused throughout the entire process
  • 12:35 Jason A. Engerman: How do we get ID faculty members to realize the importance of this application piece to their course? Many are stuck in their own frameworks.
  • 12:35 Barb M. Hall: I agree, Peggy, that the skill may be LEARNED but not necessarily TAUGHT. <wink>
  • 12:35 Jason A. Engerman: They usually like to simply teach or talk research
  • 12:36 Jennifer Maddrell: http://dschool.stanford.edu/
  • 12:36 Peggy George: thanks Jennifer!
  • 12:36 Jennifer Maddrell: @jason … plus … this inherently messy (which most try to avoid)!
  • 12:37 Peggy George: hard to imagine a 5 year project! what a challenge!
  • 12:41 Peggy George: brilliant idea for pediatric diabetes! how disappointing they weren’t ready for it!
  • 12:42 Peggy George: I think the kids would have loved it!
  • 12:43 Barb M. Hall: What resources do you use to teach design first?
  • 12:45 Peggy George: that’s so true! you can assume technology savvy based on age!
  • 12:47 Peggy George: you CAN’T-that was a typo!
  • 12:47 Peggy George: I love Monica’s passion!! Very contagious!
  • 12:50 Barb M. Hall: I had a question about which resources she used to teach design generally before instructional design.
  • 12:50 Jennifer Maddrell: oh, yes! Sorry Barb!
  • 12:51 Jason A. Engerman: well-structured vs ill structure problem solving
  • 12:51 Jason A. Engerman: jonassen
  • 12:52 Peggy George: do you have a link for jonassen?
  • 12:53 Jennifer Maddrell: Design Thinking by Nigel Cross http://www.amazon.com/Design-Thinking-Understanding-Designers-Think/dp/1847886361
  • 12:53 Peggy George: journal writing about the readings?
  • 12:54 Jennifer Maddrell: Jonassen links … http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Solve-Problems-Problem-Solving-Environments/dp/0415871948/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384800817&sr=1-1&keywords=jonassen+problem+solving
  • 12:54 Jason A. Engerman: Also how much time is dedicated to the practical piece of your course? How do you manage that?
  • 12:54 Peggy George: thanks Jennifer
  • 12:54 Jennifer Maddrell: Jonassen … http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Solve-Problems-Instructional-Design/dp/0787964379/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384800817&sr=1-2&keywords=jonassen+problem+solving
  • 12:54 Jason A. Engerman: This last one is one of my favorites by Dave
  • 12:57 Peggy George: can you access that journal without a subscription?
  • 12:57 Barb M. Hall: Thank you, Jennifer and Monica.
  • 12:57 Peggy George: that sounds like a great panel!! looking forward to it!
  • 12:57 Megan Murtaugh: Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
  • 12:57 Barb M. Hall: IJDL http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl
  • 12:58 Courtney: Are the previous 10 webinars on file somewhere to see?
  • 12:58 Peggy George: what a valuable session this has been! thank you Monica and Jennifer!
  • 12:58 Peggy George: yes Courtney 🙂
  • 12:58 Courtney: Thank you
  • 12:58 Jason A. Engerman: Thanks Monica and Jenn
  • 12:58 Peggy George: volume 1 number 1-multimedia articles-designing for cross cultural instruction 🙂
  • 12:59 Peggy George: thank you Barb!!
  • 13:00 Peggy George: http://designersforlearning.org/category/webcast
  • 13:00 Jennifer Maddrell: Thank you, Peggy!
  • 13:00 Jennifer Maddrell: See everyone back here on December 4th 🙂
  • 13:01 Peggy George:http:/scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/845/909
  • 13:01 Peggy George: found the article/video 🙂
  • 13:28 Briju: Thank you