AECT Standard 4: MANAGEMENT
Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.
iPads for White Knoll Group Development Site: http://1edtechrocks.wikispaces.com/home
4.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1: The artifact includes links to documentation of my involvement and represents my use of management tools and techniques in the execution of the project and support of the group effort. The activity marks a contrast with a much more successful group work experience highlighted in the next artifact.
Context:EDET 746 (Fall 2011) required a team project that used the ADDIE design process to create online instruction. A wiki was used to document team planning and use of the ADDIE design model. The artifact is the team planning wiki and includes written conversation about the management of the project and evidence of planning by all group members for each phase of the program. The final product was used by one of the team member’s colleagues for professional development and is available at ipadsforwhiteknoll.wikispaces.com. I was the only member of the group at a distance from the others who had to rely on distance technologies as opposed to in-person meetings help by the other group members so I took the lead in documenting communication.
Conditions:As specified by the assignment the deliverable was to be implemented and group management of and involvement in each phase was documented. The wiki service provided a report of each user’s logins and activity. Unfortunately, this was the semester that my grandmother began to require 24-hour care and ultimately passed away, which led to my teammates feeling as if I had not been as involved as they would have liked – I was unavailable for in-person meetings and could only reply to emails during lunch or after caring for my grandmother. Without the evidence available through the wiki management tools and my email records, their dissatisfaction might have led to my receiving a lower grade despite having the bulk of the logged working time and edits to the project.
Scope:The group/project management site has served its useful purpose, the product site is still available for use.
Role:This project marked one of my first experiences in the Educational Technology program on a topic that was new to me, so I completed assigned tasks to find tutorial videos, create and edit pages, manage the layout of each page and technical aspects for the implementation site (images, videos, links, etc.), as well as writing the evaluation section and make changes to the implementation site.
AntiCyberbullying for Parents Group Development Site: http://breakingdesigns.weebly.com/
4.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1: The artifact includes links to documentation of my involvement and represents my use of management tools and techniques in the execution of the project and support of the group effort. The activity marks a contrast with a less successful group work experience highlighted in the previous artifact. Increased planning and communication, use of a communications plan and technology to communicate, as well as an experienced group leader who let each member lead in their respective roles marked this experience as a definitive success.
Context:The artifact documents the project management for a group project to design a previous artifact, a Bookbuilder book on AntiCyberbullying for parents in the Colleton County School District. This site and Bookbuilder book were created as group project in EDET 722 in the fall of 2012. Bookbuilder allows you to create accessible digital books and our group chose to create a book to help parents learn the characteristics of cyber-bullying and teach a lesson on how to prevent cyberbullying. The project required an explicit ADDIE design process that involved each group member in the process.
Conditions:Group members were selected by the instructor in a process designed to mimic competition for a project for a wealthy philanthropist. The use of Bookbuilder was required, as were the four roles, one for each team member. I was the content expert and worked to build a strong foundation for the project as documented in the blog and the time log pages.
Scope:The project implementation site remains in use. The group site is no longer in use but serves as a template for future group projects.
Role:I was the content expert, one member of a four person team of specialists assigned to the group based on evaluation of our applications.
4.0.1 Demonstrate leadership attributes with individuals and groups (e.g., interpersonal skills, group dynamics, team building).
4.1 Project Management
4.1.1 Apply project management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
4.2 Resource Management
4.2.1 Apply resource management techniques in various learning and training contexts.
4.3 Delivery System Management
4.3.1 Apply delivery system management techniques in various learning and training contexts.