Nov 19

Watch Our AECT Presentation

Our IU Plagiarism Tutorial Redesign Project from UnlockLearning.org on Vimeo (original Prezi).

AECT was one of the best ever. It was great to meet people currently using the IU plagiarism tutorial and people working on some cool m-learning projects.

The Indiana University Instructional Systems Technology department had a strong showing at AECT with a total of 35 presentations!

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Nov 03

Meet Us at the 2011 AECT Conference

It’s that time of year when we’re busy putting on the finishing touches to our presentations for the annual Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). This year it’s in Jacksonville, Florida and we’ll be busy participating and leading many sessions. For a complete schedule of events you’ll need to checkout the online session planner  but below are our presentations. Hope to meet you there!

A Vision for Systemic Change: The Theory of Totally Integrated Education (TIE)
Group: Division on Systemic Change
Scheduled Time: Fri, Nov 11 – 9:15am – 10:15am, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / City Terrace 6
Ted is the presenter on submission: A Vision for Systemic Change: The Theory of Totally Integrated Education (TIE)

DDL Concurrent Session 25
Group: Distance Learning
Scheduled Time: Wed, Nov 9 – 3:30pm – 4:00pm, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Grand 7
Ted is one of the presenters on submission: A Case Study in Designing Online Instruction Using van Merriënboer’s Ten Steps to Complex Learning

DDL Concurrent Session 8
Group: Distance Learning
Scheduled Time: Thu, Nov 10 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Grand 7
Andrew and Ted are presenters on submission: A Design Case: Improving an Online Plagiarism Tutorial by Preventing Cheating and Supporting Mobile Access

FutureMinds Committee Meeting
Group: AECT
Scheduled Time: Sat, Nov 12 – 8:00am – 9:00am, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Suite Room 4158

Presidential Panel 09A
Group: Presidential Session
Scheduled Time: Thu, Nov 10 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Grand 5
Full Session Role: Presenter
Andrew and Ted are presenters on submission: Preparing Students in Instructional Design and Technology to Become Skilled Researchers: Multiple Approaches

R&T 01-Applications of MAPSAT in Educational Research: Map & Analyze Patterns & Structures Across Time
Group: Research & Theory
Scheduled Time: Wed, Nov 9 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / River Terrace 2
Ted, Rod, and Andrew are presenters  on submission: Applications of MAPSAT in Educational Research: Map & Analyze Patterns & Structures Across Time

R&T Concurrent 19
Group: Research & Theory
Scheduled Time: Fri, Nov 11 – 10:30am – 11:30am, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / City Terrace 9
Rod and Ted are presenters on submission: Analyzing Interaction Patterns to Verify a Simulation/Game Model

R&T Concurrent 24
Group: Research & Theory
Scheduled Time: Fri, Nov 11 – 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / River Terrace 2
Rod and Ted are presenters Presenter on submission: Approaches to Studying Online Games for Learning

Systemic Change Board of Directors Meeting
Group: Division on Systemic Change
Scheduled Time: Wed, Nov 9 – 9:15am – 10:15am, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Conference Center B

T103 Reflection Papers
Group: Reflection Papers
Scheduled Time: Thu, Nov 10 – 10:30am – 11:30am, Building/Room: Hyatt Regency / Conference Center A
Andrew and Ted are presenters on submission: T103-R&T ARCH: Bridging the Divide Between Assessment Practice in Low and High-Stakes Contexts

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Nov 03

How We Help Unlock Learning

As members of the Indiana University Instructional Systems Technology department, we have a particular interest in teacher education and professional development related to technology. A specific goal of ours is to help educators at all levels, in both formal and informal contexts, to teach 21st century skills related to digital literacy and digital citizenship.

The plagiarism tutorial will be the first of several open resources we plan to create in this area, all using a badge system to signify attainments and spur ongoing participation.

Thanks to -Tripp- (trippchicago/flickr) for The gate’s unlocked!!! image above via Creative Commons license

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Nov 03

Why Unlock Learning?

If information wants to be free, learning needs to be unlocked. Now, more than ever, the ability of an individual to succeed in society depends on their ability to continually learn. Traditionally, learning has been largely inaccessible to large segments of the population either by design or due to the substantial barriers that can divide people and learning experiences. With advances in digital technology, offering high quality learning experiences is a viable option. The move towards open resources is clear various domains and represents a necessary, but not sufficient, step towards unlocking learning.

Thanks to » Zitona « (zitona/flickr) for the image above via Creative Commons license.

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