Schools need 3 levels of edtech--Matt Harris, Ed.D.
And how does the Digital Teaching Assistant fit in?
Three levels of edtech: Access, teaching, outcomes. In the tech age of the 21st century, you can's show you've done it till you've measured it.
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- Access: Caution: you don't know what you need till you know how you will use it
- Teaching: Telling is not teaching: Learning activities
- Outcomes: You don't know you've done it till you've measured it.
- Technology is money heavy?
- The DTA can identify effective learning activities.
- The DTA can monitor skills development.
- The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary
Technology is money heavy?
- Only because it is a new budget item.
- Really money heavy: the cost of buildings (building, maintaining, securing).
- Students connected by the internet can study in many places that already exist:
- Homes, neighbor's homes, the local library, spaces in a local business (rented or donated).
- How does the cost of internet study compare with the cost of new buildings?
The DTA can collect effective learning activities
- DTA can collect anonymous data on student performance after each learning activity.
- The results would be available to the teacher.
- The teacher has records for aggregate performance for each type of learning activity.
- The teacher can identify the more effective learning activity.
- If teachers share their findings, they may generalize the findings.
The DTA can monitor skills development
- The final outcome may be beyond the scope of DTA.
- But the skills required for a successful outcome are practiced in homework.
- DTA can monitor progress in the development of those skills.
- Thus the teacher can monitor that progress and intervene when needed.
- A Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) in a MUVE (virtual world): What would it do?
- A digital teaching assistant (DTA) in a virtual world. Can it be done?
- Digital coaching is needed for the DTA: Do we have the technology for that?
- Online education, sure. But why a virtual campus? Why in a virtual world (MUVE)?
Possible services, education
- We can reduce barriers to educational uptake of virtual worlds. Assessment of the situation
- The DTA as search coach: How does that work? Especially for project-based learning
- The Digital Teaching Assistant fits with the practice of blended learning
- F/Xual Education Services: Occupational Medicine Simulation. A HUD is a Digicoach without personality
- Error based learning in writing. Combine project-based learning with test-based learning. And maybe get a useful product out of it.
- Digicoach can support collaborative homework and study sessions
- Digicoach can support homework in virtual worlds with JIT learning, immediate feedback
- Digicoach for project-management in self-managed teams: (Note: skills to be learned in doing these tasks)
- David Lee - Design Thinking in the Classroom: How-to for project-based learning
DTA content pages
- DTA content pages: The plan: Initial DTA content on the web here
- Travel tips for the Hypergrid. A DTA content page
- Firestorm settings for beginners. A DTA content page
- Newcomer welcome coach (1): Basic skills needed promptly
New century education
- Once you hear lecture about swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures. Talking is not teaching
- Just-In-Time (JIT) learning in virtual schools, maybe with DTA coaching. Language as an example
- Why a reading assignment is like a treasure hunt. And why it is not
- Suppose the real objective in school is to pass multiple-choice tests. Can a digital TA handle test-based learning?
- Immersive Technologies (Heritage Christian Online School)
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