Timing: 10 hours
Imagine that your management team wants to use elearning to support a particular project. They have already drawn up a shortlist of innovative technologies that may address their requirements. They would now like your team to present your views about the suitability of one of these technologies.
- As a group, you need to decide on the context and the goal you want the technology to support, and suggest items for the management team’s shortlist.
- Each member of the group should choose a technology from the shortlist from point (1) and post the reasons for their choice to the tutor group forum.
- Nominate a group member to collate the suggestions from point (2) in doodle.com.
- Review all the suggested technologies and why they are being suggested. Then each member of the group should vote for their preferred technology in doodle.com.
Having chosen a technology to evaluate for the management team, discuss what sorts of evidence to collect about that technology. You will need to think about what tests and/or observations will help to justify your choice of technology. Price and Kirkwood’s (2011) full report to the Higher Education Academy contains references that may help you with this task.
- Produce a joint document with your findings once you have collected all the evidence.
- Ask your tutor to comment on the group’s report.
- Once you have received your tutor’s feedback make the document available to the whole cohort.
- Note any similarities and differences between the individual reports. What lessons have you learned about evaluating innovation?
Link to Google Document – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kd7ZzoqN-tRu-AS_Mh-WVPF6T-InJ3m1TcdhqEymS5I/edit?usp=sharing