EDIT 9990 is a
Seminar that has been organized in response to interests expressed by
the doctoral students and faculty in the Department of Educational
Psychology and Instructional
Technology at The University of Georgia. Students and faculty share the
responsibility for shaping the objectives, content, pedagogy, tasks,
and assessment in this learning environment.
is "constructionism," defined by Seymour Papert (1993) as the principle
"that people learn by actively constructing new knowledge, not by
having information 'poured' into their heads [and] that people learn
with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in 'constructing'
personally meaningful artifacts." In this seminar, the artifacts will
be contributions to an Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) for
instructional (educational) technologists.
Open and frank
communications among all participants are
encouraged. Feel free to contact the seminar leaders and other
participants via e-mail, phone, fax, or in person if you have any
questions or problems concerning this seminar. We'll depend on this web
site as both a vehicle for communications and an environment for
learning. Please visit this web site often. Attendance is important in
this course because we only meet face-to-face five times during
the semester! Please advise the seminar leaders in advance if you must
miss a seminar meeting.
Papert, S. (1993). The Children's machine: Rethinking school
in the age of the computer. New York: Basic Books.
participation in this seminar is essential so plan to participate on
time, be prepared, and be ready to be challenged. Lack of preparation
and failure to engage in the many learning opportunities in this
seminar will be taken into account in your final grade.
You are expected to
attend the five face-to-face classes, arrive on time, and stay for the
duration of the meeting. You are expected to be active in the online
discussions. We, the seminar
leaders, expect you to let me know ahead of time if you will be absent
or late for class and, if this is not possible, to be in touch with me
as soon as you can thereafter. As the seminar
leaders, we can usually be reached, by both phone and email, in our
offices before class.
Students With Special Needs
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), The University of Georgia
College of Education seeks to provide equal access to individuals with
disabilities. Students who have a disability and need specific
accommodations and support to facilitate full inclusion of all aspects
of the course should make an appointment with me during the first week
of the term. To register for services, students may go to Disability
Services located in Clark Howell Hall (706-542-8719, TTY 706-542-8778, www.dissvcs.uga.edu
The University of Georgia seeks to promote and
ensure academic honesty and personal integrity among students and other
members of the University Community. A policy on academic honesty has
been developed to serve these goals. All members of the academic
community are responsible for knowing the policy and procedures on
academic honesty. These can be reviewed online at http://www.uga.edu/ovpi/academic_honesty/academic_honesty.htm
will be assigned only in cases of illness, accident, or other
catastrophic occurrences beyond a student’s control.
courtesy to all, you are asked to turn off cell phones and beepers
during face-to-face meetings.