“Surveys to Secondary Research” is an education site for students to learn how to look at materials, create a questionnaire, create a survey, and then publish and interpret the survey.
Type of Material:
A computer, internet connectivity, and knowledge/understanding about how to use: "Survey Monkey", "Create a Graph", "Skype", "Email", and "Google Docs".
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Learning how to:
• interpret materials viewed and then to create a relevant questionnaire concerning the material,then how
• to narrow down the questionnaire to 10 questions,
• create a survey using "Survey Monkey",
• use “Create a Graph” and then publish the results using “Skype”.
Target Student Population:
Students writing educational technology instructional design plans
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Understanding of instructional design basics, primary and secondary research, surveys and second language learners
Evaluation and Observation
• Good collection of materials.
• Once mastered, the student will have a great understanding of how to create a survey and graph concerning the resultant materials.
• Potential for great visuals.
The plan needs to be edited for grammar and word usage. Too many elements - primary and secondary research, surveys and second language learners - are included causing confusion and lack of focus. Online portions seem to be thrown in to meet some other unstated objective.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
• The materials are relevant.
• The materials help to guide students toward growth in the digital age.
• The materials give the student the ability to use visuals that have not been readily available in the past.
• Would not want to use it as an example because I wouldn't want my students to do something like this. The research problem, research question and the design plan seem to be muddled together.
• The visuals are missing. It would be improved by including visual tutorials or interactive learning tools.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
• Learning materials are listed-great information.
• Good referencing of ESL regulations.
• Good site to reference training materials.
• Links are provided for all programs utilized.
• The learning materials and tools sited are not hyperlinked to.
• This seems to read at a level that is above the 5th grade level.
• No visual breaks-this is an 8 page, scroll down, file with only wording. There was nothing done to add color, visual stimulation, tables etc….
Other Issues and Comments:
An instructional design plan from educational technology should have unique items designed by the writer, not just ways to tie in simple online software.