Excited for #dmlcommons Design Based Research Course

I look forward to not finishing the Digital Media Learning Commons course on design based research. In fact it might be my most favoritist unfinished thing since #ccourses.

Not because I won’t participate in all the activities. That’s a given. This course will never be finished because good design rarely is.

Few tools or spaces ever reach perfection. So I kind of look at formative experiments as always trying to get better.

I hope to build both my know-how and my know-who in terms of design research (I stole this from the Informal Assessment article I have been reading…Spoiler: I think the three part model that Lemke, Lecusay, Cole, & Michalchik propose would be a great methods framework. Tip: Follow and play on the companion blog ).

I am in the very nascent phase of a design research project #Questiontheweb. My intention was to create the materials in the open, then provide PD and activities to teachers, have students network. More on how that’s gonna evolve later.

In fact the updates will come right after you folks help me figure out what to do.

I also want to think about formative design in terms of my work with Gear Up. Gear Up is the ultimate design research project. The goal is simple, change lives. The methods fluid and messy. I wasn’t around to write the last proposal. I will be in 2018.

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry is a teacher, researcher and scholar at Southern Connecticut State University.

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3 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    Well, you got my attention with unfinished things… Thanks also for the white paper on Assessment of Informal Learning and for hypothes.is collaborative annotation tool. This looks interesting too. Do you know genius.com – this is a similar tool but seems to be aimed at a different audience.

    • Greg McVerry says:

      I am glad you liked the lede. Yes I am familiar with Genius. Its disciplinary literacies with swagger. I migrated to hypothes.is because their values of open standards and protecting the Open Web align more with mine. Genius has massive VC and angel funders. They will eventually want a pay day. I assume education will be a key market. Now I have no problem feeding Devs. I just want to throw my support behind those who work in the open. Luckily this is not a concern as hypothes.is is a non-profit.

  2. Maha Bali says:

    Agree that good design is never finished!

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