This is our research page. This is where you post the research for our application (YAZZEM). This is an important section in this project. Before Sunday, this is where you will post your three research items. Each research item must be different than anyone else's or it won't count towards your individual points.
List of Roles and Responsibilities:
1.) Project manager: oversees project (Jenny, Yevgenia)
2.) Researchers: analyze and synthesize the Web 2.0 Product Information, research everything about the application, how it works, how it could be used in education, how it has been used in other settings, etc., research literature that has been written about the application (Courtney, Hanna)
3.) Instructional Designers: outline the goals of the project and the set up the key instructional activities for Yazzem and the showcase, design key pieces for the full project:what is to be included, how many examples, how to structure graphics, use of video, etc (Lauren)
4.)Writers: actually write the major portion of the chapter, use material given to them from the researchers, work closely with the researchers and designers to make sure everything possible is covered in an understandable manner (Trista, Mallory)
5.)Evaluators: Those who will look over the written work and make all kinds of suggestions, in charge of evaluating the performance of other groups at the showcase, report via written evaluations about what has been accomplished, what worked and what could be improved, what those improvements could possibly be, etc (Caitlyn)
6.) Marketing: determine how to best "sell" the product for the showcase, how to get attention both for the Wiki chapter and the showcase presentation
WIKI Chapter Outline:
a. What is the title of the application? Who developed it?
b. What is the purpose of the application (that is, what does it do)?
c. How does it work? Briefly, what does one have to do to start using it?
d. How is it related to other applications (that is, can it be used in
conjunction with other applications)?
e. What are some unique ways of using this application?
f. How could the application be used within an educational/learning
situation? For example, generate multiple content area lesson plans for
each of the following areas:
3) post secondary
NOTE: Within each of these areas (i.e., elementary, secondary, post
secondary), a minimum of one of the lesson plans must be based on the
STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics).
g. How could the application be used within a business/industry training
h. What are some examples (e.g., web sites) of it being used to illustrate its
current educational value or potential value?
i. For a more global perspective, how could this application be used in other
countries? Are there unique features of the application that may be more
relevant to those outside of the US?