The task force core group
- chair: Petri Vuorimaa
- secretary: Anni Rytkönen
- Core members: Steering group members - opportunity to rotate members annually!
- 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
- present (max 15mins)
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- Aalto alternatives available; e.g. news for spring 2021 Flinga (https://edu.flinga.fi/) for online brainstorming, and Peergrade (via MyCourses, hopefully in early Feb) for peer feedback and grading
- external tools: via Aalto IT process; please first read https://www.aalto.fi/en/it-help/5-questions-before-acquiring-software-or-digital-services
- 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