AECT Standards

As a final step in completing my Masters Degree in Education in the Department of Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii, I have outlined how my work  in the program has met the standards of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).  Included below are links to my formal writings, presentations, and other work.  Many items in my blog are indicative of having met multiple AECT standards, but I have placed them into categories here for organization’s sake.

Design

“Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.”

Deliverable: Front End Analysis – K-12 School Systems (co-authored paper)

Link (for PDF viewing):  FE_Analysis_Meinke-Ayala-Nakahara_2012

The development of this front-end analysis meets AECT Standard 1.4 Learner Characteristics in that our group conducted an analysis of a hypothetical K-12 school classroom, learners, and levels of a school system (supra-system, core system, and sub-system).  Needs of the learner were identified in terms of how to bridge the digital divide, as were related factors that directly or indirectly influence the learner.  As a collaborative group assignment, research was conducted into how all levels of a typical K-12 system interact.  Under the supervision of the ETEC Department Chair, a formal paper (link above) and presentation were prepared as a final project in the introductory ETEC 602 Theory and Practice in Ed Tech course.

Development

“Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.”

Deliverable:  Workshop on using Prezi Presentation Builder

Link:  Prezi Presentation (requires Adobe Flash Player)

The development and delivery of this workshop meet AECT Standard 2.4 Integrated Technologies in that instructional materials were created for the purpose of teaching learners to share ideas through a web-based mind mapping technology.  As a supplement to a beginners workshop on the basic functions and uses for Prezi, this more advanced workshop offered advanced presentation styling, idea-mapping, and collaborative work.  The workshop was given to faculty and students on two occasions during the 2011-2012 academic year, and was developed under the supervision of the College of Education’s Instructional Designer.

Utilization

“Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.”

Deliverable: Workshop on using the Blogger tool/platform for Classroom Collaboration

Link:  Prezi Presentation (Requires Adobe Flash Player)

The development and delivery of this workshop meet AECT Standard 3.2 Diffusion of Innovations in that a free blogging tool was introduced to a faculty cohort in the Bachelors of Education program at the University of Hawaii.  The tool was explained in terms of it’s functions, advantages over other similar tools, and methods for implementation over the course of a semester.  A tentative plan of implementation was discussed with faculty and support was provided during the Spring 2012 semester, under the supervision of the College of Education’s Instructional Designer.

Management

“Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.”

Deliverable: Workshop on using Zotero, the Open-source Citation Management Tool

Link:  Prezi Presentation (Requires Adobe Flash Player)

The development and delivery of this workshop meet AECT Standard 4.4 Information Management in that I instructed various groups of doctoral students and instructors on the use of Zotero to manage academic research documents. Focuses of this workshop included best practices of the tool use, proper academic citations, and collaborative research via the inherent networking capabilities of Zotero.  This workshop was developed under the supervision of the College of Education’s Instructional Designer and the delivery materials have been passed along to other instructional support specialists for continued use.

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