Week 2 | Preparing Case Studies

Week 2: Jan. 25 to Jan. 31

Here is what is on the radar:

Each student will review drafts of case study documents and provide comments, including suggestions for improvement. Beginning Week 3 (Feb. 1 – Feb. 7) , one team will present its revised case study to the class, typically during a class meeting. Other teams will present in subsequent two-week intervals.


Next Class Meeting:

Our next meeting will be on February 1, from 6-8 pm. We will begin with a presentation of the first case study selected by the instructional team based on its readiness to be implemented.  Join the class meeting at least 15-30 minutes prior to test your audio. Use a headset to minimize background noise and audio feedback.

Meeting room:  http://bit.ly/BertVOffice


Here is what needs to be done (by Wednesday, January 25):

  1. Post a link to your multimedia introduction on the Google+ Community Page.
    • Be sure to put your link in the INTRODUCTIONS section.
    • Your introduction should be a short “selfie video” introduction about yourself using a mobile device: http://go.hawaii.edu/jrB
  2. Post a link to your team’s case study proposal.
    • Only one person from each team needs to post.
    • Be sure to put your link in the CASE STUDY PROPOSALS section.
    • Include your team name, team members, and a 1-2 sentence description of the proposal’s content.
  3. Share your internet contact information with the rest of our class.
    • This information will only be shared with registered students so that you may contact each other when working on team assignments.
    • Complete the form provided: http://go.hawaii.edu/imj

Here is what needs to be done (by Wednesday, February 1):

  1. Post your comments to other teams’ case study proposals.
    • Individually, review case proposals posted by all other teams and post comments based on your overall assessment of the proposal.
    • Comments must extend beyond social greetings and “liking it.”
    • Your comments should be concise, relevant, substantive, and about 2-3 paragraphs (100 words approximately).
    • Some important reminders about comments:
      • Be professional.
      • Write thoughtful and supportive comments.
      • Point out strengths and weaknesses that you may notice.
      • Suggest improvements that you foresee.
      • Include a web resource link to support your views or strengthen the draft.
      • Add a +1 to those that are presented well.
    • Draft your comments off-line and paste it into the comment box of the proposal under review
      • When doing this, ADD A BLANK LINE as needed, so that your comments are easily read.
  2. Post your comments to other students’ multimedia presentations.
    • Individually, review the introductions posted by your peers and post comments (as described above) to a minimum of three (3) other members.
      • Locate member introductions on our Google+ community.
      • Spread out your comments so that everyone will receive some feedback.
  3. Start your reflection blog.
    • Start a blog to serve as a reflective journal of your journey through this class.
    • Write a post that reflects upon the course topics that were selected during our first class meeting.
    • Some possible questions you might consider regarding the topics:
      • Which one or two are you especially looking forward to? Why?
      • What other topics you would have preferred to study in depth?
      • How might one or two of the selected topics apply to your circle of influence (i.e, people that you study with, work with, students you teach or clientele that you train, etc.).
      • Were they appropriate? Why?
        • NOTE: These questions are suggestive only. You may write anything related to the case studies OR any other matter related to this class.
    • Your posts should reflect upon lessons learned, sharing your perspectives and opinions about the course content, and your views for applying these technologies in teaching and learning.
    • For detailed instructions, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/W4

Here is a look at what we have already done:

  • Selected case study topics and teams
  • Provided guidelines for preparing your case studies (http://go.hawaii.edu/jrU)
  • Completed background surveys (http://go.hawaii.edu/qrj)
  • Created LINE accounts and joined the course group [647e17sp]
  • Configured Google Accounts
    • You need to OPT-IN to access GOOGLE CONSUMER APPS from your @hawaii.edu account.
    • After you opt-in, you will see the “app launcher” (a pop-up panel of Google Apps) located on the top right of your browser window (a 3×3 grid).
    • If you are not sure how to go about this, see here:  http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1650
  • Reviewed the course syllabus (and contacted the instructional team via LINE or the Google+ Community Page with any questions).