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  • 1. EDUC 70222 Evaluation & Design of Educational Software Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester Week 1

2. What is this class about? Design, Development, & Evaluation of educational software but what do these wordsreallymean? Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 3. Design: What is it?

  • Design refers to the process that a person undertakes to craft a
  • solution, product, experience, or system/software.
  • What does theprocessentail?
    • Analysis (e.g., who is the system for? How do people do their work?)
    • Developing objectives, assessments, content, strategies, (and selecting) media.
    • Consideration for functionality, the aesthetic, and other issues the designer deems important
    • Re-design review and iteration throughout.

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 4. Example

    • Analysis
      • A learning environment for 8-year olds
      • Who are homeschooled and never attended formal schooling
    • Objectives, assessments, etc
      • To learn fraction multiplication (e.g. x )
      • Where assessment will be handled by weekly tests
      • Used in the context of a treasure-hunt game
    • Consideration for other issues
      • Where the environment will be fun to use

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 5. Design: What is itNOT ? Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester Graphic/VisualDesign Easy Standard Simple 6. Development: What is it?

    • Another process.
    • Refers to thecreationand assembly of what was conceived in the
  • design phase.
  • Involvesstoryboards , graphics, prototypes, programming (when technologies are involved), and bringing everything together.

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 7. Development tool

    • You will develop your software using Adobe Flash.
    • Flash = a multimedia design and development tool predominantly used on the web.
    • Powerful
    • Dont be intimidated by programming.

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 8. Evaluation: What is it?

    • Did the product work?
    • To judge success, evaluation needs to happen according to some predetermined values and metrics. For example:
  • Video use in class
  • Problem: Deaf students are excluded
  • Solution: Closed Captioning
  • Evaluation: Problem solved?
  • What do we want to achieve?
  • Evaluation method?

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 9. We will design, develop, and evaluate technology-enhanced learning environments Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester 10. A bad design example Requiring children to use a mouse for certain computer activities when they dont necessarily have the fine motor skills to do so (e.g., drag-and-drop) Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester Required mouse use for children.Whats the issue? 11. Course Unit structure

    • Wordpress blog:http:// edtechandtesol.info/edes /
    • Blackboard for discussions:http://blackboard.manchester.ac.uk/
    • We aim to answer the question: How can we design, develop, and evaluate technology-mediated learning experiences that are effective, engaging, and powerful?
    • We will cover the basics of design theory, interaction design, psychological and multimedia theories of learning, and apply them to the design and evaluation of electronic learning materials.
    • We will engage in continuous design and evaluation.
    • By the end of the course you will develop your own ways of assessing electronic educational materials.

Combining the strengths of UMIST and The Victoria University of Manchester