Hi Erin Crisp I LOVE your idea of applying the VALUE rubric to measure growth and impact of the platform. Thank you for pointing me to these amazing resources on AAC&U. I looked at the rubric and found the framework incredibly helpful in designing assessment methods. My question is how to accurately benchmark students against the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence criteria. How do we evaluate to what degree a student is culturally aware and receptive since these qualities are fluid and harder to quantify?
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is a great term for what I hope my platform would achieve because it encompasses a wide range of components including cultural self-awareness, communication, responsiveness and empathy. I agree with you that faculties have a need to grow in this area. I've never thought about my platform in context of professional development and think you could be onto something here. Do you have examples for the initiatives that you think are contrived and artificial? How do you think they could be improved?
Thanks for your advice on the purpose statement! Will definitely tighten it up. Those are great vocabulary and I'll make sure to include them :-)
Hi Danyelle Sage Thank you! It was a process of connecting the dots. I'm still working to improve my user profiles/journey and create different versions based on my conversation with people.
Basically, I thought about different real life scenarios using my vision as a guiding framework. I started by thinking about my experiences - how the cultures of where I live/have lived shaped my learning journeys. I talked to friends about their experiences and tried to understand how they are similar and different to mine. I used this information to put together my "ideal" user personas. Then I found articles online with case studies and examples that might add dimensions and depths to my user personas. For example, I was inspired by a 16-year-old, homeschooled student turned Internet celebrity and rapper who had produced a music video that went viral. He raps about inner city life - police brutality and income inequality on the streets of Jakarta. He's my example of a storyteller who can fill his "Storyboard" with real-world content. Then I thought about the framework. I identified what specific types of learners/teachers would benefit from my solution and how it might play a role in their life. I narrowed down my users to three categories - storytellers, story seekers and teachers - and imagined in detail how each would use the platform and benefit from it. For example, I could see a 17-year-old girl lying in bed scrolling through her Instagram feed (something we all do). She is scared of going to bed because she dreads waking up and going to school where she feels disconnected, bored and purposeless. What if we could turn her endless scrolling-through-Instagram moment into an engaging learning experience? She is my example of a story seeker. Others' stories could inspire her purpose. This user scenario gives me a framework for inquiry. What kind of world does this person live in? What is happening to her? What are her motivations? I used answers to these questions to inform my user profiles.
Thanks Max Noble ! In your experience, how effective was your method of matching students for projects? Any special results you observed? What specific roles would the AI be playing in developing collaboration/project-based learning? Is it something like what Sidekick Learning is trying to do?