Formative feedback in digital lofts: Learning environments for real world innovation

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Abstract

Civic innovators design real-world solutions to societal problems. Teaching civic innovation presents serious challenges in classroom orchestration because facilitators must manage a complex learning environment (which may include community partners, open-ended problems and long time scales) and cannot rely on traditional classroom orchestration techniques (such as fixed schedules, pre-selected topics and simplified problems). Here we consider how digital lofts-online learning environments for civic innovation might overcome orchestration challenges through the use of badges, cases, crowd-feedback, semiautomatically created instruction, self-assessment triggered group instruction, social media, and credentialing. Together these features create three types of feedback loops: a crowd critique loop in which learners receive formative feedback on their innovation work from a broader community, a case development loop in which examples of student work are semi-automatically created to provide instruction, and a learner-driven instructional loop, in which self-assessments determine which group instruction is provided. Researching and developing digital lofts will help us to understand how to support real-world innovation across design disciplines such as engineering, policy, writing and even science; and result in technologies for disseminating and scaling civic innovation education more broadly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIEDWS 2013 - Proceedings of the Workshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
PublisherCEUR-WS
Volume1009
StatePublished - 2013
EventWorkshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

Other

OtherWorkshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period7/9/137/13/13

Keywords

  • Civic innovation
  • Digital lofts
  • Feedback
  • Online learning environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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