Classnotes: CEP 952: Spring 2005
(http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/classnotes05S.htm)

Food for Thought: Spring 2005.

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/classnotes04S.htm
Classnotes from Spring 2004.

Class Portfolios (Spring 2004... picture yours here soon.)

CEP 952 Gallery: Spring 2005: Assignments and Portfolios

Presentations: Spring 2005: Program.

Major Themes: Revision of themes page presented on week 1.

Weeks:    1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9:Break  10  11  12  13  14:AERA  15  16  17 (Final Exam)

05.01.13:  Week 1:  Introduction to the Course.

At our first meeting, we discuss my goals for the course, which are to focus on authentic work by each person in the class to end the class with one or more "products"... quality intellectual work worthy of publishing on the Web.

I touched on several "major themes" of the course:

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/themes050113.htm

lifespan developmental perspective, developmental vs learning perspective, sweeping changes in higher education, the power of the Web for your personal growth and development and career advancement.

We took a tour of the 5th floor as a way to start talking about the importance of "context".. of "interior design" ... of the design of "learning spaces."

05.01.20:  Week 2:  Coding and Discussing Open Ended Questions from Faculty Survey

Menu: Shrimp Gumbo with Rice.
We spent first half of class on coding and discussing faculty survey on technology.

Assignment for next week is the Top Ten Scholars assignment.

05.01.27: Week 3: Review of Job Search, Top Ten Scholars, and Report from NLII.

Emailed assignments:

From: Patrick Dickson Subject: CEP 952: Assignments for February 3rd To: Undisclosed Recipients
Hi... I'm mostly recovered from my cold and the wild party. Thanks for your patience.
Here's a sort of "advance organizer" for the next two to three weeks. As you know, I want each of you to focus on authentic work in this class and identify one "big project" as a centerpiece of what you work on. I will have you do a variety of assignments intended to extend your research skills/tools (survey design and analysis being a major one). I will also work with you to move each of you forward in your web publishing skills and toward the beginning of or enhancement of your web portfolio.
At our next class we will make plans for helping everyone begin publishing to the Web.
Meanwhile, here's what I'd like you to do before the next class.

1. "Human Subjects" Training. If you have not done this within the past 12 months, you need to spend about 30 minutes completing the online training at the University Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects so you are prepared for our survey work (and also for other research including dissertation you might work on). As you do this training, please also reflect on it and observe the design features as part of the theme of the course about online learning, training, design, efficiency, cost effectiveness, etc. The training is required by U.S. federal law for faculty and graduate students. If the requirement were not met by this online training, we would all have to schedule and attend an hour or so workshop.

Steps: 
1. Go to the UCRIHS site: http://www.humanresearch.msu.edu/
2. Click on "Education" on the left menu bar.
3. Click on Tutorial.
I think you'll be given an ID or code number when you finish. You should write this down.
You might take a few minutes and explore the site while there. This is where you will submit your request for "UCRIHS approval" for your dissertation, for example.

2. Survey Monkey. Set up your own Survey Monkey account. It is free and will be useful to you to have your own account. The free account lets you create as many surveys as you want up to 10 questions to be responded to by up to 100 subjects.

Steps.
1. Go to Survey Monkey: http://www.surveymonkey.com

2. Register for an account, using whatever name and password you wish... it is to be your personal account.

3. Explore the steps to create a new survey. (Note: I intend this to be an assignment that calls upon your ability to learn new software or tools "on your own"... a theme in the course.)

4. Specifically, I want each of you to create a short survey (as few as 4 but obviously no more than 10 questions) that you think it would be good for us to include in our survey of College of Education graduate students regarding their current level of use of technology in their research and teaching, how they came to acquire these skills, what recommendations they would make for the College for support they need in learning technology, and what technology skills they are most interested in learning, etc, etc. Again, this assignment is intentionally open ended and ambiguous... I want to see what questions each of you would ask so we get a broad set of perspectives on this.

5. For purposes of this assignment, include at least one or two closed ended (choice) questions... and one or two open-ended (short answer, long answer) questions, so you get experience setting up these kinds of questions.

6. Once you've created your survey, see if you can figure out how to give yourself the survey. (You "Open" the survey and choose the option to get a "link" that you can email to potential respondents. 
Email this link to yourself and take your own survey to see how it feels.
Don't email it to others in the class yet. We will do that after the next class.

3. Other assignment is to keep thinking about what you want to work on as your major project. Come to class prepared to give your 25 word description of what you are planning to make you major project.
That's all for now.
Thanks.
Patrick

 

05.02.03: Week 4: Work on Survey of Graduate Students, Major Projects, Report on trip to Steelcase, Design Principles

Menu: Lentil Soup with Kielbasa.

Design Principles:

http://youworkforthem.com/

http://youworkforthem.com/product.php?sku=P0231

Brandon's email:
Yep, I'll bring the book (Universal Principles of Design - William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler). I'd be happy to talk about the class, maybe I'll make a handout with some of the resources we found.

-BrandonFrom: Patrick Dickson [mailto:pdickson@msu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 11:54 AM
To: bran@msu.edu
Subject: CEP 952: Design Principles
Brandon,
Could you bring the book from Pericles' class to class tonight?
(What is the name/author of that book?)
And would it be possible for you to give a 5 to 8 minute presentation on some key ideas from the class?
Thanks
Patrick*
TC848 Principles of Digital Design and Aesthetics
Area: Interactive Media, Video, Audio
Instructor: Pericles Gomes
email: gomes@msu.edu
http://www.msu.edu/~gomes/
Credits: 1
Format: Hands On
Time: January 10 to 31, 2005
Description: Principles of visual and auditory and interactive aesthetics including traditional topics such as color theory, balance, and typography, combined with emerging concepts such as informational aesthetics, nonlinearity, discontinuity, connectivity, and autonomy within a framework of digital media design.

05.02.10: Week 5:


Faculty Development: Yours and Others:

http://www.msu.edu/~schopie1/centers.html

http://www.msu.edu/~schopie1/talk_cep952.html

http://www.einstruction.com

Web Design: Learning to Learn, Portfolio Concept.

Soup: Provencal Pistou from Zingerman's Cookbook

 

05.02.17: Week 6: Web Design Workshop

Menu: Beef Borscht.

This week we work on the technical and conceptual dimensions of creating a web portfolio.

 

Follow Up Readings.

http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/talks/studentportfolios041119.htm
Portfolio Concept and Uses in Higher Education

 

05.02.24: Week 7: More On Your Development as a Scholar

Menu: Chicken Tikka Masala

http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/cepse/notesforuntenuredfaculty.htm
Notes for Untenured Faculty (CEPSE)

http://www.msu.edu/~mkennedy/publications/
Mary Kennedy's "homepage": "Publications"

http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/digitaladvisor/
Mary Kennedy's "Digital Advisor"... compare and contrast with the Notes for Untenured Faculty in CEPSE.

Notice Mary's "Signature" on her email... a way to publicize one's work. What does your "signature" say?  What does your "email" name say?

Mary M. Kennedy
116F Erickson Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824
Office: (517) 432-5549
Cell: (517) 420-3825
http://www.msu.edu/~mkennedy/publications
http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/digitaladvisor/
http://www.msu.edu/user/mkennedy/TQQT/

 

05.03.03: Week 8: Faculty Homepages,

Dr. Dickson,
I like Dr. Mishra's home page, however, holding a small head looks a little
bit satanic too me! After comparing to numerous professors' home pages, I
must say his home page is very efficient for users to find information.
Another caveat is many web designers don't realize overly visual stimulation
can trigger seizure. Flashing images and spinning figures are the worst
culprits.
http://punya.educ.msu.edu/PunyaWeb/index.html
Roy

Links from Sunday NYTimes: 05.02.27

http://www.shop.npr.org/catalog/Product.jhtml?CATID=&PRODID=prod360002
NPR Sweet Potato Queen's Latest Dish. Live your dreams, don't just dream them. Well behaved women rarely make history.

http://www.shop.npr.org/catalog/Product.jhtml?PRODID=prod620034&CATID=12
Aeolian Harp. Coyotes. Gibbons. Tibetan Chant.

http://shop.npr.org/catalog/Product.jhtml?PRODID=prod530015&CATID=9&TOPCATID=7
Storm Weather. Gaucho.

http://shop.npr.org/catalog/Product.jhtml?CATID=cat160005&PRODID=prod180003
Bye Bye Blackbird. Miles Davis. Georgia on My Mind.


http://shop.npr.org/catalog/Product.jhtml?CATID=cat160005&PRODID=prod360069
12: Night Forest

http://www.yourwall.com/about.asp
The Space for Fine Art Photography.


http://www.yourwall.com/portfolio.asp?ArtistID=182
Decatur County.


http://www.cartalk.com/
Car Talk Homepage=====


MSU's teaching tips page.
http://teachonline.msu.edu/public/pedagogy/online_ped_best_pract/


Stimulating Creativity:HBS's Teresa Amabile 'tracks creativity in the wild'
Longitudinal study explodes myths about motivating creative workers
By Beth Potier
Harvard News Office
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/02.10/09-amabile.html

http://www.craigslist.org/
Craig's List: Interface Design and Emergent Communities


http://seeing.nypl.org/
NYC Public Library: Seeing resources

See NYTimes Circuits 05.03.03

http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/22/technology/cyberspace_sale/index.htm
From Matt: Auction of rare documents from early days of computing.

http://www.lessonresearch.net/howmanyseats.html
FYI, if you were interested in my message about Clea Fernandes upcoming
presentation on Japanese lesson study in a U.S. context, you might also be
in this DVD. It comes from Mills College where Catherine Lewis one of the
few other American experts on Japanese lesson study is located. Jack Schwille.


Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005
From: Shelley Friedkin <friedkin@mills.edu>
Organization: Mills College
Subject: Release of new DVD on lesson study
How Many Seats? Excerpts from a Lesson Study Cycle (DVD, 30 minutes, 8
segments) is now available for purchase from the Mills College Lesson
Study Group
http://www.lessonresearch.net/howmanyseats.html
This video features the work of six California teachers as they plan,
teach, debrief, revise, and re-teach a lesson designed to help students
represent patterns mathematically. Additional footage highlights
teachers' own mathematical explorations, their reflections on what they
learned from teaching the lesson twice, and their strategies for
increasing the effectiveness of their lesson study meetings.
The DVD is available at a special introductory rate of $30 for orders
received before February 25, 2005. Proceeds from the sale of the video go
to lesson study groups in San Mateo-Foster City School District. The DVD
will be shipped during the first week of March.
John (Jack) Schwille


https://www.edpubs.org/webstore/secure/Login.asp?Page=Account.asp
Ordering free publications from USDE.


Note from Scott Schopieray to me: 
Patrick... the tables are turning....
I'm writing this to encourage you to put your name on your notes that you put up at http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/wulfinfotechhighered050217.htm as well as to put a link to your homepage and/or faculty research profile. I linked to your page from mine and realized that there isn't any way to tell who wrote it...  :-)
Scott Schopieray [Note: Done: March 17, 2005.]

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/ltcfacultypoptestresults05S.htm
Above is link to draft of results of pop test in proseminar.

05.03.10: Week 9: MSU Spring Break this week.

Thu, 3 Mar 2005 16:27
From: Patrick Dickson Subject: CEP 952: Spring Break Assignments
Note: I'm sending this out before class (4:25) for your convenience... may be revised a bit.As we leave for spring break, here is what I would like each of you to be working on.

Assignments:
1. Keep working on your personal website.
2. Study your workspace: Publish essay on your study.
3. Begin working on your personal information plan assignment.
4. Polish your C.V. and publish it on your website.

1. Keep working on your personal website. I hope each of you is making progress on using Dreamweaver to publish webpages. Each of you is at a different stage but each should end the course with at least the beginnings of a web "portfolio".

2. Study Your Personal Workspace: An analysis and reflection.
http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/yourworkenvironment.htm
For this assignment, please (consider) taking a photo ...digital, of course, of your workspace at home (or wherever you do most of your work) (or your office).
You might do a "Before" and "After" photo.

Analyze your workspace for ergonomics (lighting, seating, monitor height, keyboard location, noise level).
Consider what physical information you have at your fingertips...books, pencils, papers, etc.

Now consider what digital information you have at your fingertips that is well organized.... 

Assignment. Create a webpage and write a thought provoking reflection and action in response to this study of your workspace. You can have photos or not as you see fit. You can include as much detail as  you wish.

3. Your Personal Information Plan.
http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/personalinformationplan.htm
Assignment: Develop your personal information plan. 
For March 17th: A well organized page or pages or Excel spreadsheet that lists:


Your information inputs... journals you read regularly, etc.
Your professional organizations and conferences you try to attend or monitor regularly.
Your top ten scholars.
Your key resources on the Web.


4. Your C.V. or Resume as a Good Way to Organize Your Accomplishments.
http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/cep807/assignmentresume.htm
This page is one designed for masters students...it has some valuable ideas but you should adapt it to your needs.

05.03.17: Week 10: Your Website, Workspace, Personal Information Plan, and C.V.

Menu: St. Patrick's Day Theme: Corned Beef and Cabbage.
http://thebards.net/music/lyrics/When_Irish_Eyes_Are_Smiling.shtml
http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/irisheye.html
[!! Theme: Integrating audio in teaching.]
[!! Theme: Motivation: Music as motivator.]
[!! Theme: Integrating culture in teaching.]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/plantation/settlement/index.shtml
Ulster Plantation

 

 

Derek at MACUL:

Hi Dr. Dickson,
I will be going to the MACUL conference held at the Cobo center, Detroit, MI this Thursday.

Roy on student website:

As far as the favorite graduate student web page is concerned, I like Brian
Collin's. I like the site's brevity and clarity, however, you still can find
all the information you want to know about him.
http://www.msu.edu/user/colli239/index.htm

Melissa on her website:

P - what I have of my site thus far is up in all its glory!
http://www.msu.edu/~mcdani73

Melissa reflecting on reflecting on workspace:

P - I am writing my reflection on my personal workspace and realize what a mess my space is (both the desk area and the desktop of my two computers). This is really kind of embarrasing but GOOD for me. Thus I have before pictures, no after pictures yet. Thanks for this assignment. It is good for me. M
--
Melissa McDaniels, M.A.

More Websites for Discussion.

http://www.soundprint.org
SoundPrint: Produce programs for NPR.

http://teachingnow.org/tvProgramDesc.php



http://www.ameritechacademy.org/

ATA Technology Academy (formerly "Ameritech")
Place to recruit PhD applicants?

http://www.imsa.edu/
Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

http://www.vai.org/vaei/default.asp
Van Andel Education Institute, Grand Rapids.

http://www.vai.org/vaei/techschool.asp
Matt Burns VAETS Technology Coordinator: matt.burns@vai.org

Design Ideas: From Mac Design Magazine

http://www.alistapart.com/about/
A List Apart.. for people who make websites...advanced tips.

http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com
PhotoShop Elements costs about $90 vs full version at $649.

http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/
Digital Kids: Are we educating our children to use images or just absorb them?
See the tutorials, users groups, etc. Are we educating our children to educate themselves from tutorials?

http://www.stockicons.com
Icons for purchase.... example of "value" from design... $350 for icons?

http://www.takegreatpictures.com

Photographers can post

 

More Design Ideas

http://www.ed.gov/free
USDE free resources.

http://www.archivesalberta.org/vol16_2/brain.htm

Chris Winter: 10 terabytes of info... Soul Catcher 2025

http://www.nvpllc.com/cwinter.shtml

http://gonewengland.about.com/od/bostonattractions/fr/frtombboston.htm
Tomb... pocket-sized theme park concept in Boston.

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/09/22/mummy_complex?pg=full

http://www.stanfordalumni.org/learningtravel/alumnied/stanfordreads/home.html

Stanford (Alumni) Reads program

http://tdwi.org/
Data Warehousing Professionals

http://www.scup.org/
Society for College and University Planning.

http://www.campus-technology.com/conferences/summer2005/
July 24-28, 2005: Los Angeles

http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference

Aug 3-5, Madison, Wisconsin.


http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/media/baba_yetu_full.mov

Baba Yetu, Kishwahili melody.


http://www.vega.org.uk/
Vega Science Trust, United Kingdom. Video lectures online. Like the Research Channel.

http://servir.nsstc.nasa.gov/home.html
NASA: Eye on Central America.


http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/162/3859/1243
Science, Vol 162, Issue 3859, 1243-1248 , 13 December 1968
The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin


http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev129.htm
Meister, Jeanne C. (1998). Corporate universities: Lessons in building a world-class work force. (Rev. ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Reviewed by Gene E. Fusch
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4524673
http://www.nedkahn.com/links.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=10

Weekend Edition - Sunday
http://directdegree.com/
DirectDegree is a leading resource for distance learning programs and online schools.

http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=5&prgDate=04-Feb-2005
Science Friday. Note the date: You can link to specific show.

http://www.pbs.org/cringely/
Robert Cringley, longtime commentator on technology.

http://www.webstyleguide.com/
Web Style Guide, 2d ed., text online.

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/bestof/?loc=30
Center for Digital Education.

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/centeroverview.php
About the Center for Digital Education.

http://field.littletonpublicschools.net/
Eugene Field Elementary, Littleton, CO: An ISB elementary school.

http://www.littletonpublicschools.net/scripts/BrowserDetect.asp?JavaScriptEnabled=0&FlashInstalled=1
Littleton Public Schools website checks my browser.


http://catalyst.washington.edu/home.html
The Catalyst Web site brings you tools, resources, and support to help you teach with new technologies.Tools: Last Updated: Thursday, 15-March-2001.

http://catalyst.washington.edu/partner/index.html

More Websites


http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/dreamweaver/articles/dwmx_top_tips.html

Dreamweaver Tips.

http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/tutorial_index.html
Tutorials.

#c6cfd0
Macromedia's background color light

http://edpsych.ed.sc.edu/lee/ET703_syllabus.pdf
Masters course at U of South Carolina teaching Dreamweaver.

http://campus.umr.edu/lite/tech_reports/LITE-2004-02.pdf
Research on 7 students learning Dreamweaver from tutorial.

http://campus.umr.edu/lite/
UMR renamed LITE. Truly ugly website.

 

More Websites: Browsing NYTimes on Sunday, March 13, 2005.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/weekinreview/13ives.html


http://prescriptionforchange.orghttp://www.subservientchicken.com/


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/business/worldbusiness/13digi.html
At first glance, digital music is the field in which Sony's considerable assets seem best suited, with a little rearrangement, for a comeback. On one side, Sony has 50 years of experience in producing portable music players, beginning with transistor radios in the 1950's and extended by its Walkman franchise that has sold more than 340 million players. On the other, it owns one of the world's largest music labels to supply content. Yet in the iPod era, Sony's headstart counts for nothing. It's as if the company were the Sony Graphophone and Wax

http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/03/11/business/ptsearch12.html
Battle among search engines..

Websites: Theme: Television and Education. From Watching Channel 27 at 3:00 a.m.

http://www.pbs.org/pbsyou/
Ever heard of "PBS You"?

http://www.pbs.org/pbsyou/about.html

http://www.pbs.org/campus/


http://www.pbs.org/campus/002_College/002-01.html?stateID=MI
Colleges in Michigan that grant academic credit for these TV programs. Analyze the list. What does this tell you about the markets for higher education?

http://www.pbs.org/campus/001_Course/001-01.html
Course Catalog.

http://www.learner.org/
Ever heard of Annenberg/PBS?

 

05.03.24: Week 11:
Menu: Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

Discussion of "Personal Information Plans"

Brandon on EDUCAUSE MidWest Regional conference:


Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:06 AM
To: bran@msu.edu
Cc: Patrick Dickson
Subject: CEP 952: Educause: Midwest Regional
Brandon:
Would you take a few minutes tonight and share your thoughts and observations from MWRC? I just talked with Scott and think the class would be interested.

Tell about: wireless interference with Scott's pointer.
Thanks
Patrick
http://www.educause.edu/MWRC05
http://www.educause.edu/MWRC05/Program/4035?PRODUCT_CODE=MWRC05/SESS10
http://www.msu.edu/~schopie1/educause/
Notes from conversation with Scott on 3/24/05.
PD: "Scott, Have you added these presentations to your web-based portfolio?"
Scott (shifty-eyed): "I've gotta go back because I've got four or five presentations that I haven't updated my ... portfolio....yet" "Most are in my portfolio somewhere." "At least they're on the Web."
"People don't think about doing it until they look for a job, then it takes three or four days."
PD: What "themes" in CEP 952 do Scott's statements relate to?  On a 4.0 scale, what grade does Scott deserve? (Give extra points for allowing me to embarass him.)

From: Will Edwards Subject: Pc Anywhere To: CLASS Very good program. Allows remote access to your computer. Also allows you to sync files between two computers.
http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere/Consumer/index.html

From: Miguel Angel Narvaez Subject: urls for photo albums To: CLASS Hello everyone,
here are the links where you can download the free software
http://jalbum.net/?skin=ExhibitPlus
http://www.fyvie.net/photos/info_exhibitplus.html
have a nice weekend!
Miguel

05.03.31: Week 12:
Menu: Cincinnati Chili.

Topic: Presentations

Importance of Design
http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/eamesminilecture.htm
Charles and Ray Eames.  Videotape: Power of Ten.  Concept: Order of Magnitude.

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/tufteminilecture.htm
Edward Tufte. Visualization of Quantitative Data.

...continue next week (week 13):

http://www.statview.com/support/techsup/faq/Tufte/tufte.shtml
Tufte on Powerpoint and the Challenger Disaster

http://www.salon.com/march97/tufte970310.html
Review of Tufte's trilogy on Salon

http://www.bluebroc.com
Images of your workspace of the future.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Beware!

05.04.07: Week 13:

Special Honored Guest!
Welcome Ling Xin, a visiting scholar to MSU's College of Education, and my supervisor is Dr. Yong Zhao. She teaches English to non-English majors in China and is interested in the combination of teaching with technology. She is also interested in enjoying a tasty meal.

Menu: Oaxacan Chicken Mole.  Including lesson on pronouncing "mole" by Miguel.

Mole spices in part from http://www.seasonsofmyheart.com

What do you know about the Mayan writing system?
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mmc04eng.html

Mrs. Franzen's Fifth Grade on Mayans.

Dinner music: http://www.yxayotl.com/cd.html

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/flowminilecture.htm
A Scholar for a Top Ten List: Csikszentmihalyi.

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/dissertationanalysis.htm
Dissertation Analysis assignment.  Due April 21st.

Preparing Presentations: Papers, Posters, & Roundtables.


http://www.aera.net/annualmeeting/?id=299
AERA's notes

 

Learning to Teach: Some resources.


http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/pnpp/index.html
Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate: Helping Graduate Students Become Competent Teachers
Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2004 .
Book free online.

http://www.apa.org/monitor/nov04/teachers.html

APA Monitor article: Victor Benassi teaches graduate course on how psychological principles can be applied in their teaching.

http://www.unh.edu/psychology/faculty/fac_benassi.htm
Victor Benassi

http://teachpsych.lemoyne.edu/teachpsych/pnpp/html/pnpp03.html
Preparing Future Psychology Faculty at the University of New Hampshire,
in
Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate:
Helping Graduate Students Become Competent Teachers
Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2004.

http://www.xanedu.com/
XanEdu.com in Ann Arbor, 300 North Zeeb Road.
(A division of Bell & Howell: We do CoursePacks.)

http://bigwords.com
Professors... online service for professors..

http://xanedu.proquest.com/tltseries/
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Series, Steve Ehrmann

http://techplan.org/
Michigan Technology Planning 2004-5 MDE

05.04.14: Week 14: AERA in Montreal: Work on Projects and Presentations

05.04.21: Week 15: Student Presentations.

05.04.28: Week 16: Student Presentations

05.05.05: Week 17: Final Examination.

 

CEP 952: Spring 2005: Stop Here!

Note: The notes below this point on our Classnotes for Spring 2005 are "clippings" and fragments from the classnotes of previous times I've offered this course or its antecedents. I put them here primarily for myself, as a source of ideas and assignments that I've used in the past. You are welcome to read through them, of course, and may find the links and ideas of some interest.

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Notes from Past Classes: Possible Future Topics

CEP 952 Spring 2004

Week 2: 2004. We talked about human revolutions... learning to talk... about 100,000 years ago; learning to talk "good" ...about 40,000 years ago; beginning to paint on walls of caves... about 27,000 years ago; learning to write...created in three separate inventions... China, Middle East, and Central America...starting about 6,000 years ago...the Greeks were illiterate when they sacked Troy; learning to publish books at a cost more people could afford... about 550 years ago; expanding the percent of humans who can read beyond priests and the powerful... over the past 400 years in some places... not yet done in others; expanding the types of humans who are allowed to read... females, slaves... quite recent. Figuring out how to use mathematics... even the concept zero. Try taking the square root of XXXVIX or multiplying MCCXIV times CXXIV.

The Web ... last ten years... for the first time in human history does several things... allows a mode of publication that instantly... speed of light..."prints" ideas to the entire globe; allows anyone with access to the Internet to not merely write but to publish, to project their thoughts to the globe.

From the cosmic, to the practical and immediate. We talked at length about online learning...I shared my experiences in the College... 4 years ago...launching a completely online masters degree...

 

In order to "convince" or "reassure" you that I am not the only person saying these crazy things, we looked at the Educause site http://www.educause.edu.

And more especially the NLII site: http://www.educause.edu/nlii/

And I emphasized that you should study the "Key Themes" http://www.educause.edu/nlii/keythemes/
because it is your future in higher education that this course is about
and this site reflects the thinking of people in higher education who are trying to invent the future.

We talked about "learner-centered principles" and how the world of education is changing to see student as "customer".

I pointed to the origins of these principles in several decades of research by psychologists (educational psychologists, cognitive psychologists, developmental psychologists), whose work you can read for free on the Web, hence one assignment for next week:

Assignment 1.  http://books.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/index.html
Go to How People Learn at link above.
Spend at least 30 minutes "reading" (by which I mean, skim, scan, browse, tarry on interesting parts).
Make notes about two ideas or questions relevant to  your interests that you come across and would like to discuss with others in the class.  This book is focused primarily on K-12 so you will need to do some thinking about relevance for higher education.
I'd suggest reading the Executive Summary, then perhaps chapter 1, chapter 6 on design of environments, chapter 9, and chapter 10.

I showed you the website of the American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org.
And the "Decade of Behavior" http://www.apa.org/science/psa/www.decadeofbehavior.org
And the "Learner Centered Principles" from APA's point of view: http://www.apa.org/ed/lcpnewtext.html.

As we move toward your having a point of view on your teaching in higher education (as part of this course's intention of preparing you to be competitive for a university job), you should be thinking of how you would articulate your own views on teaching and learning, and how you might use the Web, Angel, etc. to be a better teacher.

We watched a 12 minute clip from TV on online learning from 2000... that gave you access to the face, the voice, the intonations of five perspectives, including Arthur Levine, "dean" of Teachers College. I asked you to think about "access" to text... does hearing his voice and seeing his face give you a kind of access that reading his 10 points might not?

Online Learning in Higher Education: A Changing World
Read Arthur Levine, Teachers College: The Future of Colleges: Nine Inevitable Changes.

Assignment 2: Your dream job and how to get it.

Read the assignment: Job search. There are 7 steps (followed by some post-script examples).
 
This assignment is also substantive (job search) and technological (getting you in the habit of
publishing your papers to your web folders). Note that I've asked you to first write about your
dream job and publish  that webpage as "jobsearch.htm". 

(If you do not know how to publish webpages, just put this information in email to the class and me.)
Then search the Chronicle and cut and paste descriptions of a couple of interesting jobs to the page you saved earlier and save that one. Be careful as FTP will write over files without asking whether you want to replace them.
This exercise is to be sure you can not only publish a page, but also then open it, edit it, and publish
the revised page.

Assignment 3. Your goals for this course. Please come to class next Wednesday (January 28) with a draft proposal to share with me and others in the course of the major project or paper or skill set or combination of these that you wish to work on in CEP 952.

Assignment 4. Remember to bookmark this page (http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/classnotes045S.htm)

Next Wednesday we will talk about the substance and the software, etc., you used in doing the assignment and plan how to help everyone improve their ability to publish to the Web.

 

 

Top Ten Scholars Collection Spring 2004.

(Spring 2003 Collection
.)

Teaching Portfolio at Washington State University

Jason Project Evaluation.

Book: Substance of Style. The Book: 1984. Animal Farm. by George Orwell. Notes from "GradeSaver".

Macintosh Superbowl 1984 Advertisement. The Ad.
Discussion on NPR's Weekend Edition, Feb. 1, 2004, and on Talk of the Nation. (Hear audio, see Macs.)
More about: Friedman (1997). 1984.

Survey Monkey.

Op-Ed NYTimes: Watching the Jobs Go By.

Reading Online.

IRA.

Food for Thought. Websites mentioned in this and previous classes.

Syllabus Spring 2003. Syllabus Spring 2002.

05.05: Week 16: Exam Week

04.28: Week 15: Student Presentations

04.21: Week 14: Student Presentations

04.14: Week 13: AERA.

04.07: Week 12 Back from Bangkok.

Discuss Bob Church's visit.
Present results of surveys of faculty and graduate students.
Personal Information Strategies
http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/cep909/ps.html

http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/cep909/ps01.htm

http://web.mit.edu/sturkle/www/

http://www.useit.com/jakob/


Assignment: Work on your personal information strategy.
Dickson's Newspapers.

Tips. Web Publishing Tips.

03.31: Week 11: Guest Professor: Robert Church on Outreach.

5:30-7:00: Tentative Title: Observations on technology, outreach, teaching, and learning:
Implications for careers of current PhD students.

7:00-8:30: Work on web presentations of survey results. [Theme: Collaborative learning in higher education; Authentic work published on the web shared with significant audience.]

03.24: Week 10: Dickson in Bangkok
Class will meet asynchronously on the Web.

03.17: Week 9: Post Spring Break

Email from Helen:
I will bring bread (courtesy of Maria) and a dessert!On another note:
Please visit with ERIC MAZUR on
March 18
9:30 - 10:30 am
212 NKL (North Kedzie Labs)
This is a unique opportunity to meet with one the
"gurus" of teaching innovatively in large (physics) lectures
who is well known nationally.
http://mazur-www.harvard.edu/education/educationmenu.php

Email to Class: March 6, 2004.
CEP 952: Microsoft, Educause, Careers, and Readings.
[Themes: Increased interplay between commercial and non-profit players in education; Envisioning your own career in a rapidly changing world of higher education; Electronic readings free vs paying for coursepacks or textbooks; Your personal information strategy for continuous professional development, including attending speakers when they come to campus and becoming familiar with major professional organizations in your field.]
Another mini-lecture. Brian Hawkins, president of EDUCAUSE will be on campus on March 25th... will you place any priority on attending his talks; ditto Vernon Burton in 252 Erickson at 10:30 on Wednesday, March 17th?
While checking out EDUCAUSE/NLII:
http://www.educause.edu/nlii/
I learned that Diana Oblinger, who I heard speak at NLII was leaving Microsoft Education:
http://www.educause.edu/news/news_item.asp?Year=2004&ID=021804
February 18, 2004: Brian Hawkins, President of EDUCAUSE, announces Diana Oblinger will become president of EDUCAUSE in early April.
http://www.microsoft.com/education/default.asp?ID=Oblinger
Diana Oblinger, Microsoft Education, Executive Director, Higher Education.
Go to her Microsoft website, read about her career, which universities she was with before going outside academe.

Assignment for our next class session:
Required Download Reading (for your "Personal Library on Your Hard Drive").
[Theme: Your Personal Information Strategy: Saving electronic readings in an organized fashion.]


Scroll down in her bio above and click on "Distance Education: Are We Being Realistic?"
You will have a pdf of an article in Educause Review from May 2000... is that ancient history to us in CEP 952?
(Consider some of what I've been sharing with you about our own online masters degree.)
[Theme: Technical Tips: Now examine the way you named the PDF file after you downloaded it and the name of the file folder where you saved it. Do you have an organized filing system for such electronic readings? Do you take time to name the files you save so that you have a good chance of finding them by using "Find" or by harnessing the alphabetic principle? And do you think these issues are worth spending time on in a graduate seminar like CEP 952... Does my advice giving fall into the category of the "mentoring" that many graduate students desire and which the Graduate School is trying to encourage? Or not?]
See you on March 17th.

Email to Bo Yan:
CEP 952:
Thank you to Bo for showing the "Campus English" begun as class project in Yong Zhao's class.

http://ott.educ.msu.edu/campusenglish/

This week's Chronicle has an article showing how Duke has "freshmen get to know each other by making digital videos about their first year in college." I'm forwarding it to you below... note that if you access this link within 5 days, you can get it without subscription.
http://chronicle.com/prm/weekly/v50/i26/26a02601.htm

[Themes: Building community with technology; Value of video vs voice vs text; Constructivist vs Institutional uses of technology; Generational change in expectations and skills with technology. Authentic work: Papers and products you can add to your c.v. and portfolio.]
Note to Bo: The existence of campusenglish is not visible at ott... is this intended to be public?
I was thinking of linking it from a page we're working on of LTC student projects.
Thanks
Patrick

Your web presence: Burton example.

Preservice Teacher Multimedia Portfolios: UW-River Falls. Mary Lundeberg's work.
PT3: Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology.

Just a quick email to invite you to take a look at the following work in progress as I prepare to conduct workships in Bangkok.
http://www.msu.edu/user/pdickson/talks/nesa2004.htm
See you Wednesday.

More on Certificate in College Teaching
http://grad.msu.edu/teaching.htm

http://tap.msu.edu/resources/thoughts.html

http://tap.msu.edu/resources/index.html

http://www.tap.msu.edu/staff.html
Kevin Johnston. A career path in academe.

Games in Higher Education: Carnegie-Mellon's "Entertainment Technology Center".

03.03: Week 8:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=32595400296
Graduate Student Survey

Warren Buckleitner's dissertation.
Children's Software Review
http://www.childrenssoftware.com

See my notes on Games in Academe.

http://www.rpi.edu/~geislc/Analyzing/
I called Cheryl Geisler's book to your attention...
Analyzing Streams of Language
Twelve Steps to the Systematic Coding of Text, Talk, and Other Verbal Data

I've just explored her website which goes with the book... there are some nice tools and an interesting example of the evolution of textbook and website.... which will be the way you teach and write your books, I am sure.

CEP 952: Reading for Wednesday.
Thank you to those who have sent the link for their survey... we will finalize the plans for these on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Provost has presented a major plan for "Realizing the Vision"... at MSU.
Please click on links below and read the report... scan through it quickly to get a feeling for perceptions of change the Provost talks about, then pay close attention to "Strengthening graduate programs" which is about halfway through the document.

We will discuss this on Wednesday.

http://www.msu.edu/unit/provost/
http://www.msu.edu/unit/provost/Realizing_the_Vision_Report.htm
Strengthening graduate programs
Both graduate students and faculty in the focus groups worried that the current financial situation reduces support for graduate students and yields greater fragility of graduate programs. In particular, we must sustain graduate programs in the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences that are less dependent on the organization of undergraduate education but still connected to it to allow graduate students to develop competence in pedagogy.

As part of this connection, MSU's Certification in College Teaching Program (http://grad.msu.edu/teaching.htm) will play an important role.
... The Research Mentoring Task Force report (http://grad.msu.edu/staff/mentoring.htm) is thoughtful and action-oriented and was recently endorsed by University Graduate Council members. Revisions in graduate handbooks that incorporate recommendations from this report will improve the academic integration

02.25: Week 7: Completing Survey. Changing Pedagogy. Research in Education.

U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ies/index.html?src=mr

Portfolio Concept: Higher Education
http://www.e-education.psu.edu/portfolios/benchmarking.shtml

Learner Centered Principles
http://www.apa.org/ed/lcp.html

02.18: Week 6: Planning the Survey

Review and discussion of top ten scholars.

Circulate webpage of candidate for faculty position in College;
Discussion of use of web to advance your career, and problem of keeping it up to date.

Discussed advertisements for commercial products for improving literacy and reading. The demand for scientific evidence and the lack of such evidence for much in education.

Examples of advertisements from Education Week, February 18, 2004.
http://www.voyagerlearning.com

Jason: Real Adventures in Learning.
http://www.jason.org

Accelerated Reading transmuted into "Renaissance Learning."
http://www.renlearn.com/ which includes a link for "Scientific Research":
http://research.renlearn.com/

LeapPad: (http://www.leapfrog.com) Evolution into toys and educational technology.
http://www.skymall.com/webapp/skystore?process=prodDisplay&action=&pid=102103990&catId=
Fisher Price Power Touch Learning System

After dinner of Oaxaca dish, class focused on design of survey: two samples: faculty and graduate students.

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02.11: Week 5: Your Information Strategies: Top Ten Scholars Etc.

Assignment: In Angel, Message Board: Discuss your top ten scholars.

A major theme of this course is concept of a "personal information strategy" if you are to thrive in the world of abundant electronic information. As a step toward that, an assignment for this week is to send me an email by Sunday noon with a list of your "top ten" scholars... that is, the top ten writers, thinkers, scholars whose work and ideas are most influential in your thinking. Just their names via email.

Also by Sunday noon, post to the "Top Ten Scholars" message board, with more details about them... see instructions there.

These might be scholars who have written one or more books you cite often, or someone who you only know through one tattered xeroxed copy of a handout from a class whose work is helping you shape your dissertation proposal. Beside each scholar, please put a few keywords that describe the ideas or theories or whatever that these writers, thinkers, scholars are associated with in your thinking.


For example, I would list Howard Gardner as one of my top ten, and for keywords I would put "multiple intelligences"
Howard Gardner multiple intelligences
Donald Norman usability, interface design
etc


One way to approach this assignment is to look around your house and office... look at your bookshelves... how many books do you have? how are they organized? which are most valuable? why? Pull open your file drawers... how many linear feet of files filled with xeroxed articles to you have? How are they organized?


Also, how many of these came to your attention through formal classes? How many by someone's recommendation?
How many from browsing bookstores or reading reviews?
Come to class prepared to talk about what this assignment caused you to notice and think about.

Island of Research.

 

02.04: Week 4: Designing Learning Spaces, Online Learning, Learning to Learn

By now you should have done the job search assignment and published it to your web folder as "jobsearch.htm".
We will discuss your dream jobs... and how to get them.

Assignment for this week: Message Board discussion of your goals.

Developing Web Publishing Skills: Dreamweaver.

Theme: New Learning Spaces, Design Principles.

http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/CCVII/CCVIII.htm

Download NLII Presentations on Learning Spaces
http://www.conferences.icohere.com/nlii1

Log in with my ID: "starbucks" and password "starbucks".
Click on Resource Center, Click on Categories, Click on "Learning Space Design"...
Download PPT presentations on Stanford, MIT, Arizona... if you wish to have these on your computer.


Theme: Life-long Learning... OECD: "Learners for Life" [Subtheme: Global Perspective]

http://oecdpublications.gfi-nb.com/cgi-bin/OECDBookShop.storefront/EN/product/962003101P1

One of the major "themes" in CEP 952 is the growing importance to higher education (and thus your careers) of online learning... in its multiple meanings, including your own learning...Shufang called to my attention the Predictions for 2004 in at the eLearning website:

http://www.elearnmag.org/
Go there and read the quotes in the lead article on predictions...
Of course, all such predictions reflect the predictor and are uncertain as to accuracy...still, look at the predictions and the predictors and consider which of them you think likely and which have relevance for your near term future.
See you at 5:30.
At 6:30 we will be featuring Moroccan Root Vegetable Soup.
Patrick

Theme: Research Methods: Increasing Your Own

http://tlt.its.psu.edu/surveys/angel/index.html
Research methods: Surveys: Online Surveys: Topic: Angel
Click on above link, then Survey 1, for example, and look at survey at bottom of page...
Ideas for your research methods.

I have started a Message Board proposing that we design a survey to help design learning spaces in Erickson.
Let's talk about it.

 

01.28: Week 3: Discussing Your Proposals for Major Projects

To: *CEP952.04S
From: DicksonPatrick <pdickson@msu.edu>
Subject: CEP 952: Classnotes & Assignments for January 28

Hi... late night Thursday; leaving early in morning from NLII in San Diego
Thank you all for your contributions in class last night and for pretending the soup was good.
My apologies for being so stretched these first weeks.
http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/classnotes04S.htm


I've started the classnotes page above.... and tried to capture a few of the ideas I think we are pursuing.
The link above also includes 4 specific assignments for you to work on between now and next week.
The most important thing is for you to come to class next week with a proposal (on paper that you can leave with me, but presumably also electronic on your computer where it might move onto the Web soon) for your major project or projects in this class.
Think about what chunk of work would most advance your career and studies... it could be a grant proposal, a dissertation proposal, a literature review, a course design, etc... the goal is to do something substantial and authentic that you are comfortable publishing on the Web.
And we will talk next week about the kinds of support you each need to learn to publish confidently on the Web.
Gotta run.
Thanks.

 

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004
To:
From: DicksonPatrick <pdickson@msu.edu>
Subject: CEP 952: NLII: Brian Lamb: Creative Speaker

Hi... thanks for a good class last night... I look forward to seeing your authentic projects evolve this semester.
http://www.reusability.org/blogs/brian/
Quick link for you from NLII.
Brian Lamb is a funny, creative guy from UBritish Columbia. He was running a blog while talking.
Much talk about wiki's.
Click on his blue "presentation" "InsurgenceEmergenceConvergence"
Not your everyday PowerPoint presentation.
Go to bottom, click on Home... try to figure out what he does, who he is...
Think of your own emergent web presences... notions of sharing your ideas on the web...
I'll send instructions on downloading the PPTs on design of learning spaces tomorrow.
Patrick

01.21:  Week 2:  Planning work in class.

We talked about human revolutions... learning to talk... about 100,000 years ago; learning to talk "good" ...about 40,000 years ago; beginning to paint on walls of caves... about 27,000 years ago; learning to write...created in three separate inventions... China, Middle East, and Central America...starting about 6,000 years ago...the Greeks were illiterate when they sacked Troy; learning to publish books at a cost more people could afford... about 550 years ago; expanding the percent of humans who can read beyond priests and the powerful... over the past 400 years in some places... not yet done in others; expanding the types of humans who are allowed to read... females, slaves... quite recent. Figuring out how to use mathematics... even the concept zero. Try taking the square root of XXXVIX or multiplying MCCXIV times CXXIV.

The Web ... last ten years... for the first time in human history does several things... allows a mode of publication that instantly... speed of light..."prints" ideas to the entire globe; allows anyone with access to the Internet to not merely write but to publish, to project their thoughts to the globe.

From the cosmic, to the practical and immediate. We talked at length about online learning...I shared my experiences in the College... 4 years ago...launching a completely online masters degree...

 

In order to "convince" or "reassure" you that I am not the only person saying these crazy things, we looked at the Educause site http://www.educause.edu.

And more especially the NLII site: http://www.educause.edu/nlii/

And I emphasized that you should study the "Key Themes" http://www.educause.edu/nlii/keythemes/
because it is your future in higher education that this course is about
and this site reflects the thinking of people in higher education who are trying to invent the future.

We talked about "learner-centered principles" and how the world of education is changing to see student as "customer".

I pointed to the origins of these principles in several decades of research by psychologists (educational psychologists, cognitive psychologists, developmental psychologists), whose work you can read for free on the Web, hence one assignment for next week:

Assignment 1.  http://books.nap.edu/html/howpeople1/index.html
Go to How People Learn at link above.
Spend at least 30 minutes "reading" (by which I mean, skim, scan, browse, tarry on interesting parts).
Make notes about two ideas or questions relevant to  your interests that you come across and would like to discuss with others in the class.  This book is focused primarily on K-12 so you will need to do some thinking about relevance for higher education.
I'd suggest reading the Executive Summary, then perhaps chapter 1, chapter 6 on design of environments, chapter 9, and chapter 10.

I showed you the website of the American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org.
And the "Decade of Behavior" http://www.apa.org/science/psa/www.decadeofbehavior.org
And the "Learner Centered Principles" from APA's point of view: http://www.apa.org/ed/lcpnewtext.html.

As we move toward your having a point of view on your teaching in higher education (as part of this course's intention of preparing you to be competitive for a university job), you should be thinking of how you would articulate your own views on teaching and learning, and how you might use the Web, Angel, etc. to be a better teacher.

We watched a 12 minute clip from TV on online learning from 2000... that gave you access to the face, the voice, the intonations of five perspectives, including Arthur Levine, "dean" of Teachers College. I asked you to think about "access" to text... does hearing his voice and seeing his face give you a kind of access that reading his 10 points might not?

Online Learning in Higher Education: A Changing World
Read Arthur Levine, Teachers College: The Future of Colleges: Nine Inevitable Changes.

Assignment 2: Your dream job and how to get it.

Read the assignment: Job search. There are 7 steps (followed by some post-script examples).
 
This assignment is also substantive (job search) and technological (getting you in the habit of
publishing your papers to your web folders). Note that I've asked you to first write about your
dream job and publish  that webpage as "jobsearch.htm". 

(If you do not know how to publish webpages, just put this information in email to the class and me.)
Then search the Chronicle and cut and paste descriptions of a couple of interesting jobs to the page you saved earlier and save that one. Be careful as FTP will write over files without asking whether you want to replace them.
This exercise is to be sure you can not only publish a page, but also then open it, edit it, and publish
the revised page.

Assignment 3. Your goals for this course. Please come to class next Wednesday (January 28) with a draft proposal to share with me and others in the course of the major project or paper or skill set or combination of these that you wish to work on in CEP 952.

 

Assignment 4. Remember to bookmark this page (http://www.msu.edu/course/cep/952/classnotes04S.htm)

Next Wednesday we will talk about the substance and the software, etc., you used in doing the assignment and plan how to help everyone improve their ability to publish to the Web.

 

01.12:  Week 1:  Introduction to the Course.

At our first meeting in 507, I laid out my goals for the course, which are to focus on authentic work by each person in the class to end the class with one or more "products"... quality intellectual work worthy of publishing on the Web.

I touched on several "major themes" of the course: lifespan developmental perspective, developmental vs learning perspective, sweeping changes in higher education, the power of the Web for your personal growth and development and career advancement.

We took a tour of the 5th floor as a way to start talking about the importance of "context".. of "interior design" ... of the design of "learning spaces."