Students in Learning Media should be familiar with three Federal Acts—COPPA, CIPA, FERPA—which protect children's Internet privacy, safety and security and must be considered in the design of online learning systems.
For more information see:
Link to Deliverable 1 Requirements & Grading Rubric on the course site.
Design Insights Report Exemplar
Undergrads and (non presenters) select one of the following for your reflection post.
A. Activity System Theory
Greeno, J. (2014). Learning in activity. In R.K. Sawyer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences. (pp. 79-96). New York: Cambridge University Press
B. Ecology of Resources (EoR)
Luckin, Rosemary. "The learner centric ecology of resources: A framework for using technology to scaffold learning." Computers & Education 50.2 (2008): 449-462.
Presenting Teams: Divvy up the readings, and then meet as a group to dicuss them and plan 15-minute group presentation to the class with your review of either Activity System or Ecology of Resources theory. Include a brief overview of the framework, a description of research methods/techniques used, summarize the findings, and then mostly talk to us about the usefulness (or not) of these approaches in your view for researching and designing technology enhanced learning environments. Feel free to be creative in your presentation or involve the class in an activity, anything that helps us understand the reading and the ideas, especially in relation to our design work. Talk about how you may take ideas about from these readings as you start to plan your User Study 3 questions and protocol.
Additional Readings & Resources for Activity System Presenters
Additional Readings & Resources for (EoR) Presenters
Luckin, Rosemary et al. (2013) The Handbook of Design in Educational Technology.
PA ACT 153 Clearances
The Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law requires certain employees, volunteers and other individuals who interact with minors to obtain background certification clearances. The 2014 PA Act 153 (The Sandusky Act) altered the criminal background check requirements for employees of institutions of higher education who interact with minors.
Carnegie Mellon University Human Resources is available to assist students in applying for Act 153 certifications.
To apply for Act 153 certifications through Carnegie Mellon Human Resources, students should schedule an appointment with Madeleine Cossell (firstname.lastname@example.org), the University's Employment Background Check Coordinator.
Human Resources will walk the individual through the process of submitting applications for certifications, submitting fingerprints for the FBI check and completing a Disclosure Statement and any other forms necessary for provisional employment. Carnegie Mellon University has business accounts set up with these certification sites and will pay for all 3 certification application fees when you complete the certification in person with HR.
**Act 153 Clearance Group Sessions,
10:00AM Mondays - Thursdays @Whitfield Hall
Signup required (Limit 14 per session) or schedule an appointment
Background Clearance Coordinator
Carnegie Mellon University