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EDUC 439/639: Augmented Reality

This is an ed tech special topics course that uses a new Apple Teacher curriculum built around 9 freely available AR apps for the iPhone and iPad. Students learn to design lessons incorporating AR across the full range of PK-16 content. There will be an exciting project for everyone in the course and students will get to decide what they want to do. Students will make presentations of their chosen apps and thereby form a powerful learning community in which they learn from each other and share their experiences in the course discussion forum.

In the sidebar is a list of the specific assignments and how much they count toward your grade in the course. Detailed explanations of these assignments appear below.

Assignment #1: Goal Statement

Your first assignment is to state the reasons why you enrolled in this course. Please tell why you decided to take this course and state briefly what you hope to get out of it. If you have only a general idea, go ahead and describe your goals in general terms. If you have more specific goals in mind, please enumerate them. I will use this information to help advise you and guide you through the appropriate course materials.

Assignment #2: Weekly Discussion Forum

Every student in this class is required to participate actively in the course discussion forum. To enter the discussion forum, log on to the course and follow the link to the Discussions. The forum is an excellent place to network with your fellow students and help each other solve any problems you may encounter while exploring augmented reality apps and working on your projects. To earn all your discussion points, write a thoughtful message at least once per week during the course. Creating a new discussion post counts the same as responding thoughtfully to an existing post.

Assignment #3: Presentation Topic

During the course of the semester, you (individually or with a partner) will be responsible for presenting one of the augmented reality apps that this course comprises, or one of your choice if approved by the instructor. In response to the Presentation Topic assignment, please indicate which app you would like to present, and give one or two preferred class dates when you would like to make your presentation. If you are taking the course online, you have the option of presenting remotely via pre-recorded video, but all of you are encouraged to come to class and present via Zoom on the evening when you present. As you prepare for this activity, here are some things you need to keep in mind:

Assignment #4: Presentation Delivery

This is where your instructor will grade the presentation of your chosen augmented reality app. Your grade will be determined as follows:

Assignment #5: Final Project Idea

For your final project you are required to create a plan for using your chosen augmented reality app in order to help people learn in one of the following settings: (a) a formal learning environment (e.g., school or college); (b) an informal learning environment (e.g., museum or after school club); or (c) a corporate setting (e.g., organization or company). When submitting your final project idea, take these considerations into account:

Assignment #6: Final Project Submission

Final versions of your augmented reality projects must be submitted in Canvas for Dr. Hofstetter to review and grade. If you created your project with a learning management system, create a login for Dr. Hofstetter and when you click Submit Assignments to submit your project for a grade, submit the HTTP Web address of your project's login page along with login instructions explaining how Dr. Hofstetter should log on to your project. Note: If you are an EDTC major, consider developing a project that can meet the requirements of one of your master's degree program's required performances.

Assignment #7: Course Evaluation

Your final assignment in this course is to evaluate it. Toward the end of the course, you will receive an email from the School of Education sent to your udel.edu email address. This email tells you when the course evaluation window is open. You must log on to the course evaluation system within this window of time. The Web address of the course evaluation system is www.udel.edu/course-evals. After you complete the course evaluation, your instructor will give you credit for completing it. The responses you give are completely anonymous. While your instructor will be able to see the ratings and comments, it is impossible for your instructor to identify the person who gave a certain rating or made a given comment. Once you complete the evaluation, your grade on this assignment will be an automatic A.