In week three #crit101 is turning its attention to validity and reliability. The week three page has been updated with the introductory video, reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
After a second week with a low turnout, I sent you all a survey about your preferred time to meet on Twitter. With 49% of the vote: 6PM – 7PM has come out as the popular choice. Therefore, this week’s Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (27.03.13) between 6PM and 7PM (GMT).
Also, don’t forget to read and comment on each others blog posts. Some of you got stuck in with this process right away but others didn’t. It is a very important process in developing discussion around the skills you’re learning as well as providing a layer of support for one another as you continue your journey towards becoming a more in(ter)dependent learner.
* Pre-warning: #crit101 does not stop for Easter break – the fun continues with work on reading and analysis (week four); synthesis and evaluation (week five).
Originally published here.
I must say Graham R. Briggs’ videos are just the kind of stuff I long to find while browsing the net. I immediately subscribed to his production, hoping there’ll be more, as well as added him on Google+. As for the other papers, I read them and … forgot them just about as fast. All links are neatly bookmarked for me to retrieve them should I need to but I must admit I didn’t enjoy the whole exercice, having to be on my own, digest their content and not having anybody to discuss with about it all.
I felt frustrated enough I had to let it out one way or the other hence the Tweet I sent earlier as well as the post made on G+, on the Crit101 community recently created. I believe that since it exists, it might as well make itself useful.
Today is another day, There’s a fire in the fireplace and I have a cup of coffee standing next to this laptop. I had a reasonable night sleep and I’m seeing things not differently but better I think. I feel that the papers I read, although rather deeper than what Graham R. Briggs was speaking about, were missing important elemenst: the illustration and the possibility to interact. I can read, thank you very much, but what good is it to have all validy variations enumerated (external, concurrent, face, jury, …) without anybody having a scenario he or she would have lived to picture them?
I read somewhere that kids, whenever they need to know about something, tend to look it up on Youtube. They want more than just texts and images but a scenario, a context and someone taking them there and giving explanations. This is how I’m learning how to program for that matter, at least for introductions, so as to start on the right foot.
In week three #crit101 is turning its attention to validity and reliability. The week three page has been updated with reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
The live video lecture will be at 7:30PM (GMT) on Monday (04.02.13). Check the blog or Twitter around 7:25 for the link. The slides will be made available prior to the lecture, and a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.
The Twitter discussion will be on Wednesday (06.02.13) between 7PM and 8PM (GMT).
I mentioned this at the end of week one, but I want to encourage you to read and comment on each others blog posts. You can find them here on the #crit101 blog. I have added an archive so that it is easy to access all posts published on the site. Like last week, I will be adding my own thoughts, and hope to enter into meaningful dialogue with as many of you as possible.