Changes between Version 63 and Version 64 of ReportLOTdemo


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07/27/06 17:24:51 (13 years ago)
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    8383 * Usefulness in collaborative learning situations. 
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    85 The three templates demonstrated in this report are rather different. The first, the Progressive Inquiry Context Template, is probably the most ambitious try to support the progressive inquiry learning process with rich media content that will invite and motivate and take up students to the rather demanding process. The second, the  
     85The three templates demonstrated in this report are rather different. The first, the Progressive Inquiry Context Template, is probably the most ambitious try to support the progressive inquiry learning process with rich media content that will invite and motivate and take up students to the rather demanding process. The second, the Multimedia Page Template, is a generic page that is expected to be useful in number of different kind of learning situations. The template itself is simple, but the actual content of the multimedia pages can vary from images, audio and video clips to interactive Flash-applications and simulations. The third template, the Presentation Template, is in the first place designed for the needs of active online teachers and teacher students, who once in awhile are giving presentations of their work in different kind of events. We believe that this tool is important to gain critical mass of users to LeMill. Even that the presentation materials are mainly aimed for “documenting events” they can be used also as a learning material, especially in the cases when the presentation includes audio (later video) recording of the talk. 
     86 
     87=== Progressive Inquiry Context Template === 
     88 
     89The Progressive Inquiry Context Template (PILOT) is used to support the progressive inquiry knowledge building process in the Knowledge Building discussion tool found in the Fle3 learning environment (Põldoja ''et al'', 2006). Each PILOT consists of two parts - (1) a text version of the course context description and (2) a rich media teaser that is introducing the course context. 
     90 
     91The following scenario describes typical usage of the PILOT: 
     92 
     93According to her national educational curriculum, a six-grade teacher is starting a course in her classroom on wetlands. The course should have a perspective on environmental conservation and lead a student to understand what the wetlands are and why they are important. The teacher is an expert in the progressive inquiry learning method and has been using Fle3 with her students for several years. She has read about using PILOTs to support progressive inquiry and she is interested in trying out one of these templates. To compile a rich media PILOT she must record a voiceover audio and find relevant images to be displayed in the background. She makes some changes to the course context from last year and divides that text into 5 parts. The most complicated part is recording the voiceover audio, but after some attempts she manages to get good sound quality with her laptop built-in microphone. She easily finds some wetland photos from LeMill and adds them to the PILOT  together with the voiceover recordings. After looking through the result she adds some keywords and research questions to the rich media PILOT. When she is starting her course in Fle3 she can import the text part of PILOT to Fle3. The course context will also have links to the rich media PILOT in LeMill. 
     94 
     95LeMill will provide online templates that help teachers to write the text version of PILOT and compile a rich media teaser that has images and voiceover audio. In the first page of the template users have to write the title, short  description and full description of the context. 
     96 
     97Template demo 1/3 at:  
     98http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot1.pdf?format=raw 
     99 
     100After writing the text content, the users can add the first scene. They are asked to upload (or search from Pieces) a background image and a voiceover audio clip. It is also possible to add up to three keywords that will be displayed during that scene. 
     101 
     102Template demo 2/3 at:  
     103http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot2.pdf?format=raw 
     104 
     105After the first scene users can add additional scenes. The final scene must have initial research questions that guide students to raise their own study problems and start the knowledge building discussion. 
     106 
     107Template demo 3/3 at:  
     108http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot3.pdf?format=raw 
     109 
     110A typical rich media teaser will have about 5 scenes that last in all for about 2-3 minutes. It is possible to import PILOTs from LeMill to Fle3 Knowledge Building. In the Knowledge Building tool the teacher can make some final changes to the text part of the PILOT and start the course. 
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     112The rich media part of the PILOT will be a Flash movie that can play the uploaded voiceover audio and display the keywords and research questions on top of the background images. 
     113 
     114http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/wiki/ReportLOTdemo/pilot_questions.jpg?format=raw 
    86115 
    87116=== Multimedia Page Template === 
     
    117146The presentations will be published as series of slides that are all visible on one page. (Comment: If we have any initial evidence that teachers like this approac and formt , we should mention it here). 
    118147 
    119 === Progressive Inquiry Context Template === 
    120  
    121 The Progressive Inquiry Context Template (PILOT) is used to support the progressive inquiry knowledge building process in the Knowledge Building discussion tool found in the Fle3 learning environment (Põldoja ''et al'', 2006). Each PILOT consists of two parts - (1) a text version of the course context description and (2) a rich media teaser that is introducing the course context. 
    122  
    123 The following scenario describes typical usage of the PILOT: 
    124  
    125 According to her national educational curriculum, a six-grade teacher is starting a course in her classroom on wetlands. The course should have a perspective on environmental conservation and lead a student to understand what the wetlands are and why they are important. The teacher is an expert in the progressive inquiry learning method and has been using Fle3 with her students for several years. She has read about using PILOTs to support progressive inquiry and she is interested in trying out one of these templates. To compile a rich media PILOT she must record a voiceover audio and find relevant images to be displayed in the background. She makes some changes to the course context from last year and divides that text into 5 parts. The most complicated part is recording the voiceover audio, but after some attempts she manages to get good sound quality with her laptop built-in microphone. She easily finds some wetland photos from LeMill and adds them to the PILOT  together with the voiceover recordings. After looking through the result she adds some keywords and research questions to the rich media PILOT. When she is starting her course in Fle3 she can import the text part of PILOT to Fle3. The course context will also have links to the rich media PILOT in LeMill. 
    126  
    127 LeMill will provide online templates that help teachers to write the text version of PILOT and compile a rich media teaser that has images and voiceover audio. In the first page of the template users have to write the title, short  description and full description of the context. 
    128  
    129 Template demo 1/3 at:  
    130 http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot1.pdf?format=raw 
    131  
    132 After writing the text content, the users can add the first scene. They are asked to upload (or search from Pieces) a background image and a voiceover audio clip. It is also possible to add up to three keywords that will be displayed during that scene. 
    133  
    134 Template demo 2/3 at:  
    135 http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot2.pdf?format=raw 
    136  
    137 After the first scene users can add additional scenes. The final scene must have initial research questions that guide students to raise their own study problems and start the knowledge building discussion. 
    138  
    139 Template demo 3/3 at:  
    140 http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/ticket/535/pilot3.pdf?format=raw 
    141  
    142 A typical rich media teaser will have about 5 scenes that last in all for about 2-3 minutes. It is possible to import PILOTs from LeMill to Fle3 Knowledge Building. In the Knowledge Building tool the teacher can make some final changes to the text part of the PILOT and start the course. 
    143  
    144 The rich media part of the PILOT will be a Flash movie that can play the uploaded voiceover audio and display the keywords and research questions on top of the background images. 
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    146 http://lemill.org/trac/attachment/wiki/ReportLOTdemo/pilot_questions.jpg?format=raw 
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    148148== Conclusions == 
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