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Design Syllabus. Fall 2013.

Overview: Students explore design as a personal practice, and develop their identity as designers within the context of their work, interests, and environmental contexts. We start by examining both the digital design process, and reviewing modern tools for design. We explore designs role in the realm of learning technologies, and identify small-scale problems that can be addressed through personal-scale designs. We engage creativity and the design process to develop solutions, both apps and games, that engage the problems identi ed. Objectives: 1. Develop design as a personal practice, and develop students identities as designers. 2. Understand the conceptual application of design to educational problems on a small scale. 3. Combine theory and modern tools to design products to address speci c issues. Activities and Course Requirements: Final grades are based on assignments, group projects and participation. A1: Tool Tryout A2: Problem Identi cation / Conceptual Planning A3: Design Blueprint A4: Final Design Project Design Sherpa Re ective Blogging (1x per week) Online Participation - Be present and active Grades: 90% A Reading: Invent to Learn (2013). Martinez, S. L. & Stager, G. Designing for the Digital Age (2009). Goodwin, K. Digital Habitats (2009). Wenger, E. ISBN: 9780989151108 ISBN: 0470229101 ISBN: 0982503601 80% B 70% C 10% 15% 10% 20% 10% 15% 20%

One other book to be chosen based on your direction for A3/A4. These books will be speci c to your area of interest, and will be chosen from a list of possible choices around midsemester. Learning Outcomes: LEARN: In-depth knowledge of he design process as it is applied to learning technologies. DO: Create real, viable products using technology tools. FORM: A personal identity as a designer and producer. PERFORM: An online web event / showcase of products and designs.

Schedule: Our rst synchronous meeting will be held on Sept. 9, at 5 and 8:30 pm. Location TBA. A weekly schedule of reading and assignments will be published this week. For now, order and begin to to read Invent to Learn and Digital Habitats. I am requesting that you multitask these two books intentionally. Please read at a pace to have both done by Sept. 27-ish, and nish both at roughly the same rate. Discussion questions on both will be posted starting soon. Writing Pro ciency/Support GSEP oers writing support to students in the form of various seminars as well as one-on-one consultancy. For more information, please contact Dr. Michelle Rosensitto at mroseni@pepperdine.edu or at (949) 223- 2365. Alternately, visit the GSEP Writing Support Program website at http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/gsep/as/writing. Code Of Conduct: The Graduate School of Education and Psychology strives to create a learning environment which is respectful of the rights and dignity of all members of our learning community. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner while participating in all activities associated with this course. Students are expected to exhibit behaviors and attitudes consistent with appropriate ethical-legal standards, and to refrain from any fraudulent, dishonest, or harmful behaviors such as plagiarism, cheating, or harassment, which compromise the integrity of the academic standards of the university and/or impact the safety and security of fellow students, sta, and faculty. Failure to comply with appropriate standards of conduct may result in a grade of F in the course and dismissal from the program. Disability Statement: Any student with a documented disability (physical, learning, or psychological) needing academic accommodations should contact the Disability Services Oce (Malibu Campus, Tyler Campus Center 225, 310.506.6500) as early in the semester as possible. All discussions will remain con dential. Please visit http://www.pepperdine.edu/ disabilityservices/ for additional information. Pepperdine Mission Statement Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. GSEP Mission Statement As a graduate school within a Christian university, GSEP endeavors to educate and motivate students to assume leadership roles in professions that improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.