that's educational technology if you
The projects listed below were created while in the EdTec department
at San Diego State University.
Starting with the first day of class in EdTec 540 and continuing on
until graduation, I have had the incredible opportunity to work with
Together we made a great team.
One that has fun, but also got things done.
See for yourself.
Never go grocery shopping when
you are hungry, or how the media influences
This paper is one of two projects done for EdTec
653 - Hypermedia and Multimedia, with
Farhad (Fred) Saba. It explores the impact of the media by way of
delving into the complexities of our decision making process.
the second project for EdTec 653, combines work done in EdTec 572 and
EdTec 650 and culminated in an integrated creative writing, graphic
design, and technology based on-line course at Coronado High School.
In 1999 Melissa
McKinstry and I migrated to the
San Diego Jewish
Academy where WriteDesign is alive in a
slightly different form - 9th
Fall 1998 we, Deb Linder and I, created an electronic
student portfolio for EdTec 684. As it
turned out, I was working with the Coronado Middle School, in an
attempt to get them to implement the HyperStudio based portfolio for
their students. Not to be.
Design Basics and Learning Strategy Matrix
This project is a combination of work done in two courses, EdTec 572
- Technologies for Course Delivery, with Bernie
Dodge; and EdTec
650 - Distance Education, with Farhad
In EdTec 572 the goal was to create an on-line course that provided
students with direction, exercises, prescriptives, and resources to
develop visually stimulating and effective materials.
In EdTec 650 the goal was to create an on-line resource consisting of
learning strategies for our client, edtec students, and educators. In
this project I had the opportunity to not only work with Deb Linder,
but also a very dynamic, knowledgable, and fun person, Lt. Kate
Teamwork yields incredible
card game created in EdTec 670 - Simulation and Games, with Bernie
Dodge that uses a brainstorming tool, Synectics,
developed in the 60s by W.J.J. Gordon, and adapted by Richard Couch
I had the opportunity to experience a synectics' exercise at an arts
educators' institute sponsored by the California Arts Project
(TCAP). I was
intrigued by the process and continued to research and adapt the tool
into my own bent variation, CerebralFlatulence. Hey, I liked the name
and it says exactly what the process involves, interesting and
spontaneous brain farts.
Upon reflection, the card game may be too much work so I have
simplied its use by typing words on a sheet then cutting them up and
putting them in a fish bowl, hat, or other container so that students
may draw three at random.
The process is the important part. I have used this many times and
find that by defining the problem (word(s)) and then brainstorming
each one in the five different steps, that my understanding and
perspective changes. My ability to ultimately solve the problem in a
unique and effective manner confirms my belief that this is a
Crossing A board game created in EdTec 670
- Simulation and Games, with Bernie Dodge that was used in a third
grade classroom to illustrate and reinforce Chrisopher Columbus'
journey to the new world.
Again, I worked with Deb Linder on this project and we were blessed
with another great partner, Linda Paulson, who had some strange taste
in comedy...oh well! Linda went on to work with us on a HyperCard
math game that required way too many hours, but was fun to create.
hear the word no
from Africa | Sketchbook
The Beginning | Doug's
World | Bio
adventures of my pal Pete
portfolio | EdTec
conversation | San
Diego Jewish Academy
logo development |
E-Mail Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org