The Designated Learner Experiment continues. Irene Knohk taught me how to use JING to capture a screen and to create a video.
Below are Steve Gilbert's thoughts on our next steps:
This was a GREAT step forward.
Irene, would you be willing to do almost the same thing with Jing again?
I'd like to try it with 2 or 3 very small, very specific tasks/projects identified in advance and the goal of trying to get the learner to succeed on those 2 or 3 as quickly as possible... with enough time left at the end to discuss other features of Jing that people might find relevant and/or to respond to audience questions. I think we should also continue to identify the list of tasks/features that we will NOT address during our session...
I also wonder if the model of TV cooking shows has some relevance... some steps can be omitted or condensed because someone has taken care of that in advance....
- We list the prep that we would help our designated learner do in advance. We make a bigger deal in advance about the "worksheet" Irene prepared
- Open Jing & Screencast accounts
- Download Jing
- Identify a location on the learner's computer where any Jing files will be saved and avail immediately
- Identify a location (folder?) on the learner's Screencast account where any Jing files uploaded will be saved and avail immediately
What else could be handled this way in advance AND WE COULD TELL PEOPLE THAT WE WERE DOING SO AND THAT THEY WOULD BE EXPECTED TO TAKE CARE OF THESE IN ADVANCE THEMSELVES IF THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW ALONG IN REAL TIME...
What do you think?
I love Steve's cooking show analogy. I am also thinking we may want a place for people to be able to go after the session for more information and to view the recording, in other words, "to get the recipe."
One other thing we could add, either ask the participants for what they plan to do next and or suggest some things that they may want to do next that will help support and reinforce what they have learned in the session. For example: I want to go the JING and create a screen capture on my own so I don't forget what I have learned. Below is my latest achievement in that regard.