I’m happy to announce that my friend and colleague Dirk Ifenthaler will be visiting CSUMB to give a lecture/workshop combo next Thursday and Friday!
Here are the details:
Pragmatics for the 21st Century Campus
PD Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler
Department of Educational Psychology
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
University of Oklahoma
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday April 26
Media Learning Complex Rm 118
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Applying Alternative Forms of Assessment in the Educational Arena of the 21st Century
Closely linked to the demand of new approaches for designing and developing up-to-date learning environments is the necessity of enhancing the design and delivery of alternative assessment systems and automated computer-based diagnostics. In many settings, manual and therefore labor-intensive methods have limits. Hence, following a general assessment framework design, several automated and integrated tools are introduced which have been applied individually in many studies so far. The technologies which are discussed in this presentation aim at the assessment, re-representation, analysis, and comparison of knowledge. The tools were developed independently and then integrated step by step. The possible applications go beyond the structural and semantic analysis and comparison of knowledge. The tools also allow the development of self-assessment technologies which can be used directly by the learners.
Friday, April 27
Chapman Science Center Rm E105
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Automated Knowledge Visualization and Assessment: Technology Framework and Practical Implications for Computer-Based Knowledge Analysis
This workshop involves tools for assessing learning and performance in complex, problem-solving domains. Various integrated tools will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have an opportunity to refine a research design and apply the tools in a research setting by conducting a mock experimental study. The tools elicit problem conceptualizations from subjects as annotated causal concept maps or in open text form and provide analysts with comparisons of two representations with regard to seven metrics.
Here’s a link to the full description (including specific tools to be used): http://tla.csumb.edu/workshops
Yesterday morning, I was on a boat at 5:30am to go fishing for salmon in Monterey Bay. I didn’t end up catching any salmon — in fact, only one guy in the whole group caught one — but I did catch a few other fish, including a sand dab.
The trip wasn’t a wash, though: we saw a pod of orcas fairly early in the morning. They actually made a kill right near our boat! There were some yearlings with them as well. I never expected to see killer whales live in person. Unfortunately I didn’t get any shots of the orcas because I was too busy fishing. I did, however, get some cool shots of the pre-dawn Bay!
Taking a break from shooting to grab a quick cappuccino (and some broccoli quiche) from the Big Sur Bakery.
I’ve decided that I’m tired of maintaining my own site that I’ve built from scratch.
It’s time to switch over to wordpress for good, methinks. I’ll be updating the look and feel over the next few weeks and integrating a lot of content from all my other web and social media presences.