andrewh talks about Parti in the Classroom

andrewh talks about Parti in the Classroom — A slide deck

Presentation by: Andrew Hawryshkewich

Parti in the Classroom!

Hello!

Welcome to the Parti presentation, and thank-you for coming. Let me give you a bit of context on who I am and where I work to get us started. If in the wrong room, now's a good time to sneak out.

What is a Parti?

Parti — short for participation — is an LTI built for image-based participation in the classroom.

Today's Parti

In today's presentation one can expect:

  1. Why Parti? (why it came to be)
  2. How to Parti? (how it came to be)
  3. Let's Parti! (a live participatory demo)
  4. How to Parti longer... (our research)
  5. Where's the Parti going? (future directions)
  6. Too much Parti...

Why Parti?

Challenge: How to get students to engage in sketching as a practice in first-year design class...

Why Parti?

Challenge: How to get students to engage in sketching as a practice in first-year design class in a lecture hall with over 150 students.

The prototype showing the drawing and image collection functionality
Prototype student submission form (Hawryshkewich, 2014)
The prototype showing the drawing and image collection functionality
Prototype of the review system display (Hawryshkewich, 2014)
The prototype showing the drawing and image collection functionality
Prototype of discussion display (Hawryshkewich, 2014)

How to (truly) Parti?

Mobilize the IT Team! Some of our 'challenges':

  • Translating the original prototype
  • Defining a criteria for 'completeness'
  • Working within the grant
  • How do we make a standalone LTI?
  • Human/design/iteration
The storyboards for how the instructor's workflow should go
Instructor's workflow storyboards (Hawryshkewich, 2015)
The storyboards for how the moderator's workflow should go
Moderator's workflow storyboards (Hawryshkewich, 2015)
The storyboards for how the student's participation should go
Student's participation storyboards (Hawryshkewich, 2015)
Overarching storyboards for user flows
Overview of use flow (Hawryshkewich, 2015)

A Challenge for You

In two minutes sketch as many possible ways of describing your first day at InstructureCon.

Submitting

Please head to ah0.ca/demo to submit your photos. Your login info will be available on the cards handed to you.

Review & Discussion

Let's head to our Parti on Canvas.

How to Parti longer...

Get some researchers involved! What we were interested in:

  • Paper vs. tech (cage match in the octagon)
  • Rapid iteration and quality of work
  • Student experience/perception

How to Parti longer...

Students reported perceiving the following advantages to using Parti in the classroom:

  • Timely feedback
  • Peer learning
  • Anonymity

How to Parti longer...

Teaching assistants from the course reported the following:

  • Efficiency in grading
  • Large-scale discussion assistant
  • Timely feedback

Where's the Parti going?

As with introduction of any new technology in the classroom, there are some questions that arise:

  • Should we add further features?
  • How might this effect student distraction?
  • How usable is the system by others?
  • Who will maintain the codebase?

Now Open-source

Let's head to https://github.com/sfu/parti-lti

Next steps ?

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