I described this idea to the leader of the Delivering Excellent Learning & Teaching strategy in the education organisation I work for . He thought it was a great idea. Let’s see if I’m on the right track.
Proposal: Knowledge networking artifact proposal
The Knowledge networking artifact will be an instructional text for the teachers in my school about how to collaboratively build a knowledge base about the teaching pedagogies that frame the school’s Delivering Excellent Learning & Teaching strategy.
Proposed digital tools and/or spaces:
A combination of a podcast created with Audacity, and slideshow of images(created in wordand/or PowerPoint) to create a video on Vimeo. This video will eventually be embedded on the school’s Moodle site.
Brief description of nature of artifact –
The targeted audience is the whole teaching community in my secondary school. The Leadership team, together with teacher-librarians will facilitate access to information about the learning and teaching pedagogies. The other teachers will make responses to the information, collaboratively building a knowledge space about these pedagogies.
The teaching community needs to engage with this information collaboratively, discuss, share ideas and resources and build a knowledge base together about the pedagogies that will allow them to implement the school’s Delivering Excellent Learning & Teaching strategies.
There is a concern that not all members of the teaching community will engage or see the importance of building this knowledge base. There is a variance in the teaching staff’s ability to work collaboratively and existing knowledge. There are a lot of new requirements being made of staff including goal setting and sharing professional practice and including the school’s Delivering Excellent Learning & Teaching strategy. The aim is to help the teaching community see the how this knowledge building activity will be beneficial and helpful for these new requirements.
Assignment plan –
|Major Steps||Resources||Projected timeline|
|Collate information about specific learning and teaching pedagogies in consultation with Leadership at school||Documents and Information about pedagogies||Week 5|
|Learn how to use Audacity and Vimeo and set up accounts||Audacity and Vimeo online technologyColleagues on staff you have knowledge in this technology||Week 6|
|Collate images for slideshow||Documents and Information about pedagogies||Week 6|
|Write podcast to accompany slideshow and record podcast||AudacityReferences for podcast||Week 7|
|Upload both podcast and images onto Vimeo||Audacity and Vimeo online technology||Week 7|
|Share Vimeo publically online and promote to teaching staff||Vimeo online technology||Week 8|
|Embed Vimeo on school Moodle page||School Moodle pageSchool IT staff||Week 8|
|Upload information and collaboration tools on Moodle site.||School Moodle pageSchool IT staff||Week 8|
|Assess school communities’ response||School Community||Week 8/9|
|Write Exegesis.||Collated information about use of Knowledge Artefact||Week 9|