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Welcome to join the educational technology roadmap Task Force!

  • NEXT TF meeting: 18.5.2021 at 10-11
  • place: in Zoom

The task force core group

  • chair: Petri Vuorimaa
  • secretary: Anni Rytkönen
  • Core members: Steering group members

Task force page in the CS dept Task force wiki: Educational technology roadmap

Meeting 12.1.2021

Goals

  • increase awareness on the educational technology roadmap and it's goals
  • give teachers the opportunity and get teachers involved in setting goals, participating pilots, testing and giving feedback
  • give opportunity to join the Steering group

Plan

  1. present (max 15mins)
  2. discuss collaboration with teachers in spring (and autumn) 2021 (30 mins)
    • solutions, support or training needed for spring 2021 teaching?
    • additional solutions available for autumn 2021 teaching needs?
    • how would you like to be informed about what's going on in the educational technology at Aalto and CS department?
    • how would you like to join the development?
  3. discuss the structure of steering the practical work (max 15mins)
    • Lauri Malmi, one of the current SG members, tells about the SG work from his perspective
    • opportunity to join the steering group (i.e. the core group also for this Task Force) for 2021 (-2022)
    • the future of this Task Force group; next meetings? How about twice or four times a year?

Notes

Participants:

  • a somewhat varying number of participants during the online session (ca 20) at once; altogether 24 participants
  • EDIT team members, SG members, CS department teachers, CS IT

Discussed topics and ideas

  • new A+ teachers
    • wishes for getting support for evaluating whether A+ would suit the teacher's courses → individual online meetings can be organized based on needs - please contact aplusguru@cs.aalto.fi !
    • wishes for workshops on topics suggested by teachers, e.g. for small course needs → this could cover a range of tools, not just A+
    • observations on needs to improve the instructions for a) new teachers to support in taking A+ to use (short basics) and b) for experienced A+ teachers (for developing their A+ courses and new exercises). All the instructions should be available via one starting point.
  • information on planned A+ development for teachers → A+ vision, milestones and next release contents to be discussed regularly with teachers. These Task force meetings are expected to support in this need
  • also external tools (commercial or OS) available; what alternatives are there for CS needs? → 1) need to increase awareness on these (indicate their existence)  via email notifications, online instructions and  presentations/webinars, 2) participants for testing and piloting are needed
  • what are the pedagogical needs at the CS department → teacher interviews to be implemented to listen to needs
  • how do teachers get new tools in use for their teaching?
  • Steering group:
    • how to rotate the steering group members?
    • "monthly hour" for the SG
    • CS news entry on decisions & plans!
  • Next TF: in MAY: 18.5. at 9.30-10.30
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