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How to Create Posts?

Please review How to Create posts and Participate in the discussion forums.

etec522newpostCreating a New Post in a weblog is just like creating a new discussion thread within Connect: you are creating a message to which other users can respond and comment. To create a new post, place the mouse over New on the top of your screen and select Post in the drop down menu. You can also Add New Post from the Dashboard:

You will be presented with a template that you can fill newpostwpout to write your post. Start off by giving your post a title: this will be displayed on the weblog page. Then, use the Post field to type in the body of your posting. You can edit using either the wysiwyg editor (Visual) or use html (Text) and format your text with colours, links or embed media (images). For videos, you need to paste in the URL of the resource and the link will automatically be embedded in your posting. If you are going to embed a video, you have to already have the video hosted somewhere on the web.

categorieswpWhen you create a post, you need to assign it to a particular category, which makes it easy to find. We have created a list of categories in the weblog that correspond to the weeks in the course.

If you make a mistake when assigning your posting to a particular category, you can go back and edit your post and change its category. To do this, click on "Site Admin" in the drop down menu, look for the "Posts" and then click on Edit. Any posting you have made to the weblog will appear and you will be able to edit the one you want to change. By default, postings that are not assigned to a category are "uncategorized." You don't want to have any posts that are uncategorized - there should be a place for anything you have to say in the course.

advancedoptionswpYou can save a draft of your posting to work on at a later time without actually making it public. Only you are able to edit a posting that you have initiated. When you are ready to make your posting public, navigate to your page using the "Site Admin" link, edit your page and then click on the Publish button on the posting template page. All postings will show up in the left column, dynamically, with the latest topics at the top, but you will also be able to find them either through the Category links on the right-side column, through the tag-cloud or, even, by searching the weblog.

You can write an excerpt of your posting if you want, which will give people a shortened version of what a longer post might be about, but beyond that, you do not need to do anything with the other options that are listed.
comments

Responding to a posting, or commenting is just like responding or replying to a message in Connect. To do so, you simply need to look for a link at the bottom of the original posting that will either indicate that there are comments or that there are no comments. When you click on that link, you will then see a template that allows you to enter in your own comments. Simply fill in your comments in the provided text field and then submit. Your comment will then be connected to the original posting and will form part of the thread of comments that will grow as others also respond to the original posting. Once you try out commenting a few times, you will quickly get the hang of it!

The following sections outline the nature of the learning ‘experiment’ behind this iteration of 522. Please consider this carefully to understand the impact of your participation.

This course is designed to operate as a “professional network” – a place where social networking techniques are applied to foster individual and collective professional advancement.

The essence of a professional network is that all participants are peers. David Vogt may have constructed this learning vehicle, but he will act as fellow peer passenger rather than the driver. As an “instructor” he has specialized knowledge and experience that he’s eager to share, but so do you. “Primary author” may be a more appropriate term to describe his role. Therefore the first participation guideline concerns your expectations for your instructor: he will be actively monitoring, guiding and contributing, but he won’t be dominating. Treat him as a resource you can reach out to whenever and however he might support your success. Reach out equally to your other peers as well.

More technically, the active innovation context for this iteration of 522 concerns network effects in peer communities, or “peer analytics” for short. Don’t worry, no robot is counting your syllables, but we will encourage you to carefully consider the value of your every keystroke. In short, even the simple act of rating a piece of content adds value to that content and to you. A natural byproduct of any peer community collectively appreciating knowledge is that knowledge returns the favour and appreciates every peer.

We will be distinguishing between two forms of artful participation: Discussion and Content Curation. These will be your primary avenues for creating valuable presence here. You already know about Discussion but we will provide a few guidelines anyway. Formal Content Curation may be less familiar, and we will be expecting you to rate, review, recommend & author content as part of collective professional curation of the course materials.

A critical difference between Discussion and Content Curation is that the former is primarily social and the latter professional. For example, within any real world chat we quietly rate, review and author, yet we express ourselves with cultivated social finesse. Everyone is a curator within a great face-to-face discussion. It would be awkward and asocial for anyone to publicly rate or review a discussion in progress. Equally, it would be sloppy and unproductive to apply social niceties to Content Curation – that is where greater professional finesse is required.

The following additional guidelines will help you grow your 522 presence effectively:

Discussion Guidelines

The intent of Discussions is to encourage conversation, as a benefit for yourself & peers.

Most of you will be very familiar with a blog environment, but the experimental nature of 522 necessitates some special instructions for making discussions successful:

  1. Given the number of people in the course, be deeply respectful of the volume of discourse we collectively generate. It is likely impossible for anyone to read everything carefully, reflect on everything fully, and respond to everything with great intelligence. Therefore develop your own strategy for consumption and contribution. When contributing, focus on being very concise and distinctly valuable. “Me too” and derivative contributions amplify the noise, not the signal.
  2. A blog is like a live conversation: your participation needs to be timely to add value. For example, posting your thoughts on one group’s emerging market analysis when the next group is already fully underway isn’t helpful because it breaks the continuity for everyone else.

Content Curation Guidelines

Content Curation is confined to one part of 522 – the Forums. All of the links under the Forums menu selection will take you to curated content. Everywhere else, the course works in Discussion mode. You can think of Curated Content in 522 as a structured, hierarchical form of academic peer review. It actually quite simple – here’s how it works:

Authoring Guidelines

The intent of Authoring is to create original content, as a benefit for yourself and peers.

The highest form of creation in 522, and presumably in the broader world, is to generate original value. This includes artful sensitivity to presentation, narrative, substance & brevity, as well as requirements for integrity, copyright, etc, that are traditional features of all professional and scholarly environments.

An inherent part of traditional scholarship, and now the whole Internet, is enabling other people to add value to any original content you create. Most entities that are “closed” to such social or peer participation have a shorter life expectancy than those that are “open”. So when you post something original in a curated content (Forum) area of 522 you are explicitly opening it for Review by other members of our community.

Rating Guidelines

The intent of Ratings is to collectively identify the most worthwhile content, as a benefit for yourself and peers.

We employ PulsePress to offer a ratings functionality (five stars) for select course content. We’ll let you know when and where to use it. Ratings are anonymous (your peers won’t know how you rated something) but they are remembered by the system so that you can change a Rating at some future time if you change your mind (which also means that your Ratings can be audited by an administrator, so that unprofessional use is not advised).

We offer two basic ratings guidelines: 1) Don’t be populist: independent thought is the hallmark of every respected professional; and 2) Don’t be altruistic: you add better value for everyone when you rate selfishly, as follows:

  • 5 Stars: Essential – This is a core resource for me: 5 stars is about helping me find it again quickly.
  • 4 Stars: Good – Solid value for me; I’ll look for it again when I browse this topic.
  • 3 Stars: Spotty – Some good stuff, but harder to find. I’m unlikely to recommend it to a colleague.
  • 2 Stars: Marginal – Not quite dumpster material, but something I’ll probably rarely use.
  • 1 Star: Avoid It! – I won’t use this again. It is outdated, biased, or otherwise forgettable.
  • Unrated: Unknown – I haven’t looked at this (in some professional networks, when content is ignored, like email you trash without reading, it is automatically given the lowest-possible rating, but in 522 the assumption will be that you haven’t had the opportunity to consider it).

There is professional risk, without any prospective benefit, in rating content indiscriminately, so as your grandmother might have said, “if you have nothing worthwhile to say, say nothing”.

Reviewing Guidelines

The intent of a Review is to add distinct value to existing content, as a benefit for yourself and peers.

A Review is like an in-depth Rating, but it has a broader impact & value. A great review extends content and creates contexts that can be extremely useful. While Ratings are anonymous, Reviews are not, so Reviews also build direct reputation value for their author, and can be part of your Participation Portfolio. Review content when you have something of substance to add, and when you can do so succinctly (if a Review is less than 10 words, or more than 200, perhaps reconsider whether it is really a Review).

Also, Reviews in 522 are “flat”, meaning that it is not possible to reply to a Review, or Review a Review, you can only Review the original content. If you have extended opinions about a review, please write a new review for the same content, possibly with a reference to that other review.

Recommendation Guidelines

The intent of Recommendations is to collectively identify the most worthwhile Reviews, as a benefit for yourself and peers.

You can’t Review another Review, but you can Recommend it, which is like an instant review. Every published Review has a Recommendation tool (thumbs up) attached, somewhat the same as a “like” in Facebook. The guidelines for Recommendations are as follows:

  • Thumbs-Up: I agree with this review & recommend it for others. I “like” it!
  • No Recommendation: I have not looked at this review, or I am neutral about it, or I disagree.

Analogous to Ratings, Review are anonymous, but are tracked by the system so that you can change them later. And as with Ratings there is no benefit and some risk to a pattern of indiscriminate Recommendations.

Participation Guidelines Summary

522 will offer you multiple opportunities to Discuss, Author, Rate, Review and Recommend as contributions to the conduct and curation of the course. The ‘experiment’ is that we’re trying to understand how a few, structured, formal elements of curation can blend – seamlessly and effectively – with informal discussion to foster a professional learning experience. The formal elements we’ve selected range from something quick and easy like a Recommendation to something more intense and involved like Authorship. The point is that, whether simple or intense, every single one of your contributions is a representation of your knowledge, competencies and professionalism that can be aggregated analytically. Your feedback, questions and recommendations on this design are most welcome – we are serious about your peer status and your co-researcher capacity.

source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Course:ETEC522/Guidelines


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Hello 522ers, I’d like to introduce you to Focal Ed, a learning-centered wearable venture. Our company aims to allow teachers to focus more on what they do best, and less of the other stuff. The small wearable automates some of the administrative tasks that teachers encounter everyday; tasks that take away from valuable in-class learning […]

Kiota – Tapping Into Wisdom

by Carla Pretorius on March 29, 2020
Dear fellow ETEC522 classmates Please find the link to the pitches for my created non-profit organization called Kiota. Kiota is a Swahili word for bird’s nest with its origins in the word “ota” which means “to grow”. It acts as a metaphor for what we aim to achieve in the organization- creating and facilitating an […]

A3 – MeLearn

by Matt on March 28, 2020
Our education system is stuck in the 19th Century and needs an update!  MeLearn is a fictional company based on a concept that could revolutionize our entire system of education. I honestly love and believe in this concept … but feel that it’s a monstrous task to take on the education ‘establishment’.  And I’m not […]

21st Century Personalized School

by Ram on March 29, 2020
Hello, I present to you a venture. Pardon me if when I say venture it sounds like adventure.  The world as we know it has changed, think COVID-19 and the closure of all schools. I quote David Vogt, a Professor at the University of British Columbia. “You don’t need to look very far to see […]

A3: HealthPlus

by Robert on March 29, 2020
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review my project.  This is my A3 project where I have created HealthPlus.   HealthPlus is a program that combines microlessons and wearable technology to improve the ability to deliver support to students struggling with anxiety and/or mental health concerns. It allows for targeted, individualized, and […]

Zaffold

by christopher spanis on March 29, 2020
Welcome to my Assignment 3 submission: Zaffold   Millions of people around the world watch educational videos, play quiz games, use study apps, participate in MOOCs without getting academic credit, and more. Until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to track and get credit for all this unrewarded curiosity and study… Zaffold is like a […]

A3 – InnerVisions VR

by brian ham on March 29, 2020
Greetings fellow ETEC 522 Entrepreneurs and EVA’s, I would like to present my venture, “InnerVisions VR”. This is a for-profit venture aimed at providing schools with educational recruitment solutions.  Hiring for any organization is difficult and hard to get right consistently. Teachers are hired all over the world everyday based on the traditional markers of […]

Hive Harmonizes Group Work

by Mel on March 29, 2020
  Dear esteemed colleagues, I hope all of you are well in this strange new world we find ourselves in, and I look forward to exploring and learning from you and your ventures. I introduce you to Hive, an app and LTI that harmonizes group work through its use of cutting-edge AI and machine learning […]

Tony Bates: Advice on how to teach online amid the corona virus pandemic

by Carla Pretorius on March 29, 2020
I thought I would share this link from Tony Bates (who some of you might know was one of the people that helped establish the MET program) on how to teach online in light of the corona virus. It’s actually fairly “old” in terms of how fast things are currently progressing (original post was 9 […]

Music Matters

by michael meroniuk on March 29, 2020
Hello fellow classmates, For assignment #3, I’ve created Music Matters an online subscription-based platform that gives music educators beginner-advanced students access to quality, concise and tailored lessons on any instrument. Giving music teachers time to focus on teaching rather than being overwhelmed with going over concepts on every instrument with each student in their classes. Music Matters […]

Focal Ed

by Scott Richmond on March 29, 2020
Hello 522ers, I’d like to introduce you to Focal Ed, a learning-centered wearable venture. Our company aims to allow teachers to focus more on what they do best, and less of the other stuff. The small wearable automates some of the administrative tasks that teachers encounter everyday; tasks that take away from valuable in-class learning […]

Kiota – Tapping Into Wisdom

by Carla Pretorius on March 29, 2020
Dear fellow ETEC522 classmates Please find the link to the pitches for my created non-profit organization called Kiota. Kiota is a Swahili word for bird’s nest with its origins in the word “ota” which means “to grow”. It acts as a metaphor for what we aim to achieve in the organization- creating and facilitating an […]

A3 – MeLearn

by Matt on March 28, 2020
Our education system is stuck in the 19th Century and needs an update!  MeLearn is a fictional company based on a concept that could revolutionize our entire system of education. I honestly love and believe in this concept … but feel that it’s a monstrous task to take on the education ‘establishment’.  And I’m not […]