We’re so used to showing the best versions of our work that letting others see rough ideas, sketches, or unfinished work can be embarrassing or intimidating. But as teachers-in-training, we know the value of receiving feedback at the right moment – when we get the feedback we need before we’ve spent too much time coming up with “the perfect version,” there’s enough time to improve, change direction, or even start over. This is why we create prototypes.
A prototype is a tangible version of our ideas. It’s a simple, experimental model that we can build quickly and cheaply so that we can show others and get their feedback. We prototype because it’s rare to get output perfect the first time; success is the product of trial and error. Creating prototypes and asking for feedback gives us an opportunity to improve our work.
The initial inventory of resources that you made in the last module is a kind of prototype as it allowed you to get feedback on the learning resources that you curated.
In this activity, you will make a prototype of your final Playlist Gift. Follow the instructions below:
|Credible||The resources should all have credible sources.|
|Meaningfully arranged||The playlist should be aligned to a learning outcome. The playlist should also have a logical flow (e.g. chronological, expository, general to specific)|
|Substantial amount||The playlist should have at least 7 resources|
|User-friendly||The playlist should have clear navigation, headers, and page structures.|
|Fit for the learners’ context||The playlist should use appropriate technologies, modalities, and formats for the target learners.|
|Demonstrates good multimedia learning and EdTech fundamentals||The playlist resources should practice concepts such as Cognitive Multimedia Learning, SAMR, User Experience Design, and the like.|
|Sound pedagogy||The playlist should apply basic learning theories in the arrangement and content choices.|
If you want to check out some sample Playlist Gifts, you can go through the samples below:
If you want to know more about making prototypes, you can go through the resources below: