|Schedule and Readings||FYI - Learning Theory Resources|
This course is designed to provide students with applied experience in several areas of study: (i) instructional design and learning theory, (ii) task & user centered design and prototyping, (iii) designing interactive multimedia/hypermedia, (iv) the software / learning application design cycle, and (v) innovations in educational technology. During the course, students work in groups of 2-3 to design and develop a prototype of a computer-based learning application with media elements about which they are willing to make explicit claims about the intended student audience, the needs of that audience, how the software meets those needs (including choice of media, structure, and interface), what should be learned from the software, and how that learning will be assessed. There are no restrictions on the KIND of learning application (i.e., web environment, simulation, intelligent tutor, game) designed, as long as the designers are willing make and back claims that the software will facilitate meaningful learning.
Two texts are required for the course:
- Vicente, K. (2006). The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology. Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 13:9780415978910
- Norman, D. (2005). Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things. Perseus Books Group. ISBN: 13:9780465051366
Additional required articles will be available online and some readings will be photocopied & distributed by the instructor (who will collect a $15 photocopy fee).
Reference Texts (source of some readings):
- Online book - Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines. URL - http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/guidelines.html
- Kristof, R., & Satran, A.(1995). Interactivity by Design: Creating & Communicating with New Media. Hayden Books; ISBN: 1568302215.
- Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2002). Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: New York. ISBN: 0-471-49278-7.
Participants will use a range of computer and web-based technologies to support presentations, learning, design and development in this course. At a minimum, participants are expected to have productivity software, email and web access.
****** Experienced & New graduate students are encouraged to browse the UofC “Getting Started with IT for Graduate Students” website - http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/gettingstarted/orientation ******
LINKS TO FUTURE COURSES
EDER 679.02 is the first half of a two-course inquiry into computer-based learning. The second half, EDER 679.12 – Computer Based Learning II, is taught by Dr. Jacobsen during the Winter Semester, Year 2009. Participants must successfully complete EDER 679.02 in order to be admitted to EDER 679.12.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES (these need to be checked, updated)
- Baecker, R. M. (Editor), Buxton, W., Grudin, J. (Editor), Greenberg, S. (1995). Readings in human-computer interaction : Toward the year 2,000. Academic Press/Morgan Kaufmann; ISBN: 1558602461
- Beyer, H., & Holtzblatt, K. (1998). Contextual Design: Defining Custormer-Centered Systems. Academic Press. ISBN 1558604111
- Brooks, R. P. (1995). The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0201835959
- Christensen, C. M. (1997). The Innovator's dilemna: When new technolgoies cause great firms to fail. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. ISBN: 0875845851
- DiSessa, A. (2000). Changing Minds: Computers, Learning, and Literary. MIT Press; ISBN 0262041804
- Greenspun, P. (1999). Phillip and Alex's guide to web publishing. Academic Press/Morgan Kaufmann; ISBN: 1558605347 - Entire book online - http://photo.net/wtr/thebook/
- Harrison, N. (1998). How to Design Self-Directed & Distance Learning Programs:A Guide to Instructional Design for Creators of Web-Based Training, Computer-Based Training, and Self Study Guides. McGraw-Hill Companies; ISBN 0070271003
- Iuppa, N. (1998). Designing interactive digital media. Focal Press.
- Jonassen, D. H. (Ed.). (1996). Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology. Simon & Schuster Macmillan. ISBN: 0-02-864663-0
- Khan, B. H. (1997). Web-Based Instruction. Educational Technology Publications, Incorporated; ISBN 0877782970
- Landauer, T. (1996). The trouble with computers: Usefulness, usability, and productivity. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Laurel, B. (1990). Art of human-computer interface design. Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201517973
- Lee, W. & Owens, D. (2000). Multimedia-Based Instructional Design: Computer-Based Training, Web-Based Training and Distance Learning. Jossey-Bass Publishers. ISBN 0787951595
- Lynch, P., & Horton, S. (1999). Web style guide : Basic design principles for creating web sites. Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300076754
- Mandel, T. (1997). The elements of user interface design. John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 047116267
- Moore, G. A. (1991). Crossing the chasm: Marketing and selling high-tech products to mainstream customers. New York: HarperBusiness. ISBN: 0887305199
- Newby, T. J. (1999). Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning: Designing Instruction, Integrating Computers, and Using Media. Prentice Hall; 0139140522
- Niederst, J., & Koman, R. (1998). Web design in a nutshell : A desktop quick reference. O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 1565925157
- Nielsen, J. (1999). Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. New Riders; ISBN 156205810X
- Nielsen, J. (1994). Usability Engineering. Ap Professional; ISBN 0125184069
- Norman, D. A. (1988). The design of everyday things. New York: Basic Books.
- Norman, D. A. (1993). Things that make us smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
- Olsen, G. (1997). Getting started in multimedia design. North Light Books
- Ottman, T., & Tomek, I. (1998). Proceedings of ED-MEDIA AND ED-TELECOM 98: World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, Freiburg, Germany, June 20-25. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Raskin, J. (2000). The humane interface: New directions for designing interactive systems. Boston: Addison-Wesley.
- Roblyer, M. S., Edwards, J. & Havriluk, M. A. (1997). Integrating educational technology into teaching. Prentice Hall: Toronto.
- Rogers, E. M. (1995). Diffusion of innovations. (4Th ed.) New York: Free Press.
- Roszak, T. (1994). The cult of information: A neo-luddite treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking. University of California Press.
- Schneiderman, B. (1997). Designing the user interface : Strategies for effective human-computer interaction. Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201694972.
- Schwier, R. & Misanchuck, E. (1993). Interactive multimedia instruction. Educational Technology Publications.
- Siegel, D. (1997). Creating killer web sites, 2nd Ed. Hayden Books; ISBN: 1568304331 - http://www.killersites.com/core.html
- Strauss, r. (1997). Managing Multimedia Projects. Focal Press.
- Tognazzi, B. (1995). Tog on software design. Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201489171
- Vaughan, T. (1998). Multimedia : Making It Work. Osborne McGraw-Hill
Educational Technology Associations
- Association for Educational Communications and Technology - http://www.aect.org/
- International Society for Technology in Education - http://www.iste.org/
- Ask Dr. Web About Design - http://www.zeldman.com/designf.html
- Usable Web: 1283 Links About Web Usability. Last update: November 4, 2002. By Keith Instone. http://www.usableweb.com/
- Web Design: An Empiricist's Guide - http://conted.bbwebmedia.com/conted/webdesign/webdesign.pdf
- Donald Norman and Human Centered Design (Updated: October 13, 2002) - http://www.jnd.org/
- Recent Interview with Norman - In Newscientist.com
- Jacob Nielsen on Useability - http://www.useit.com/jakob/ | The Alertbox - http://www.useit.com/alertbox/
- Ben Schneiderman - User interface design - http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/ben/
- Macintosh Human Interface Design Guidelines - http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/mac/HIGuidelines/HIGuidelines-2.html
- The Human Computer Interface Bibliography (Gary Perlman) - http://www.hcibib.org/
- Bruce Tognazzi - AskTog - http://www.asktog.com/
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Resources - http://www.2-SIR.com/Human_Factors/
- Useabilitynews.com - http://www.usabilitynews.com/
- Multimedia Development & Evaluation Tools - University of Georgia - http://mime1.marc.gatech.edu/MM_Tools/
- Canada's SchoolNet - http://www.schoolnet.ca/home/e/
- TappedIn - Teacher Professional Development Institute - http://tappedin.sri.com/ - TAPPED INô is a growing community of over 2400 K-16 teachers, staff, and researchers engaged in both formal professional development programs and informal collaborative activities with their colleagues year-round. Members hold real-time discussions and classes, browse Websites together, learn about professional development options, and interact via mailing lists and discussion boards all in a single on-line venue.
- FNO: From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal, Editor Jamie McKenzie - http://fromnowon.org/
- The WebQuest Page - http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html - Examples of of Constructivist Unit/Lesson plans
- Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology - Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators. A joint production of the Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory (LAB) at Brown University, the National School Network (NSN), and the Teacher Enhancement Electronic Communications Hall (TEECH). PDF - Requires Acrobat Reader.
- Steven Gilbert's Teaching and Learning With Technology Group - http://www.tltgroup.org/
- 4E Model Telematics in Education - http://projects.edte.utwente.nl/4emodel/
- CAUSE/EFFECT Articles - http://www.educause.edu/pub/ce/cem98/cem983table.html
- Bracewell, R., Breuleux, A., Laferriere, T., Benoit, J., & Abdous, M. (1998). The emerging contribution of online resources and tools to classroom learning and teaching. (Draft) Report submitted to SchoolNet/Rescol by TeleLearning Network Inc.
- Executive Summary - http://www.tact.fse.ulaval.ca/fr/html/apport/app98_es.html
- The Full Report - http://www.tact.fse.ulaval.ca/fr/html/apport/review.html
- Réginald Grégoire, R., Bracewell, R., Laferrière, T. (1996). The Contribution of New Technologies to Learning and Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Schools - A study conducted for SchoolNet by Laval University and McGill University. - http://www.tact.fse.ulaval.ca/fr/html/impactnt.html
- The Work of Edward Tufte (Information Design and Data Representation) and Graphics Press - http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/index
- Alan Lightman. (2002). The World is Too Muche With Me: Finding Private Space in the Wired World. The Second Hart House Lecture, 2002. [On-line]. http://www.utoronto.ca/harthouse/lectures/lightman.html
- Systems Theory and Cybernetics: "The Macroscope", a book on the systems approach - http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/MACRBOOK.html
- Kathy Koberstein's bibliography about educational technology, "Technology and the University", that is organized into categories including "The Big Picture," "Information Literacy," "Foreign Language Pedagogy" and "Technology and Literary Theory." - http://madison.wlu.edu/~kobersteink/biblio.htm
- Vannevar Bush's (1945) original article on Hypertext - As We May Think, published in the July 1945 issue of The Atlantic Monthly.
- Steven Hodas (1993) Technology Refusal and the Organizational Culture of Schools - Education Policy Analysis Archives, 1(10). http://olam.ed.asu.edu/epaa/v1n10.html
- Andrew Feenberg (1999) Questioning Technology - http://www.rohan.sdsu.edu/faculty/feenberg/PREF.HTM