MAET Cohort

The cohort is a hybrid seminar that meets face-to-face for two weeks, Monday through Friday for seven hours each day. It is a dynamic and intense class directed by Mishra Punya and his colleagues. Scroll down to see some of the projects completed during these two weeks. This integrated seminar includes three courses: CEP800, CEP815 & CEP822. The titles and catalog descriptions of these three courses are as follows:

CEP 800: Learning in school and other settings.
Learning as active, socially-mediated construction of knowledge in school, home, community, and work settings. What is learned, how it is taught and learned, and what learners bring to the setting.

CEP 815: Technology & Leadership
Professional development strategies. Project management, planning and evaluation. Relationship building. Ethical and social implications of technology integration.

CEP 822: Approaches to Ed Research.

Alternative methods of educational research. Identifying researchable problems in education and developing a research proposal. Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics for analyzing and critiquing published studies.

Collaborative Projects

Projects began with an individual picture of yourself that expressed you to the rest of the class. Or the last slow paced moment of the class.
I had the opportunity to work and collaborate with four other great people in the group KA Techies. The background, diversity and cooperative work ethic made the group exciting to be a part of.
One of the first projects we did was a ball drop video. We were to shoot video using whatever cameras and editing software we wanted and we had a very limited time to do it in. It was a fun project.
I used a Flip video camera. I have two new ones for my program and wanted to edit the clips using the Flip Share software that comes with the camera. It was fairly basic and very user friendly. I put this video together in about two minutes.
We had to get creative and our group had to find the letter 'E' in objects around us.
Taking a page from Daniel Pink, we created a demotivational poster.
We explored behaviorism and found a game, Electrocity that demonstrated positive and negative punishments as well as chaining. We created a video using Jing, Audacity, Movie Maker and iMovie and used Zamzar and AVS for converting files.
The assignment on cognitivism had each group using a different concept mapping tool. Our group used Inspiration and our topic was memory.
The final project of the on campus experience had us looking at misconceptions and peoples misunderstandings of concepts taught. Our group researched the misconception of the tongue map. We found that it was proven invalid in 1974, yet is still being taught today. Each group member interviewed several people to find their concept of we taste and combined edited parts of those interviews with research to produce a video. We used a variety of cameras, editors and converters as well as a stop motion technique using an ELMO. We also created a website, The Tasty Tongue, that supports the project. The video on the left is the version we submitted at the end of the on campus sessions. The video on the right is a different mashup of the same version with a slightly different twist.


After the two weeks of face-to-face class sessions, we worked collaboratively in our groups on a Key Topics assignment. Our group's topic was Technology for Professional Development and Leadership and my segment focused on how to get started creating a technology professional development plan. The project was presented on a wiki page.
The last three assignments included a portfolio, the Dream IT project and a reflection paper. These were done individually. The Dream IT project is a technology based grant proposal for transformative learning.