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Welcome to join the educational technology roadmap Task Force!

  • NEXT TF meeting: 18.5.2021 at 9.30-10.30
  • place: in Zoom

The task force core group

  • chair: Petri Vuorimaa
  • secretary: Anni Rytkönen
  • Core members: Steering group members - opportunity to rotate members annually!

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
    • support for evaluating whether A+ would suit their courses → online meetings to be organized!
    • workshops, e.g. for small course needs
    • need to improve the documentation so that teachers know how to develop their A+ courses and new exercises. The current documentation is said to be unclear, badly organized, lacking a tutorial for newcomers, and fragmented to multiple locations and sites.
  • information on planned A+ development on releases for teachers → A+ vision, milestones and next release contents to be discussed regularly with teachers
  • also external tools (commercial or OS) available; what alternatives are there for CS needs? → increase awareness on these (indicate their existence), and presentations/e.g. webinars, some testing alternatives can be organized
  • what are the pedagogical needs? → teacher interviews
    • there are other needs besides automatic grading too. Manual grading tools, collaboration tools for student projects, peer grading/reviews?
  • 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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