Interpersonal Exchange

ETEC 674 Fall 2003 Final Exam
Name ________________________________________
1. What is an activity structure? How is it similar to or different from a lesson plan or a
unit? (2.5 points)
2. Is information searching a “learning activity”? State your opinion and support it. (2.5
points )
3. You have learned about 18 activity structures that support educational communication.
Choose two of the following case studies or scenarios, read the item and then to identify
the most appropriate activity structure to support the described situation. Please support
your choice, identifying the technology you might use and discussing some of the issues
one might encounter using your selected activity structure and technology. (Note: Only
answer two! If you answer more than two, I will only evaluate the first two.)
a) You are asked by a student teacher supervisor in a teacher preparation program how
student teachers could use technology to share lesson plans with other student teachers,
their advisors and practicing teachers. (5 points)
b) You are contracted by a fortune 500 company to create a technology assisted program
that will let new hires in the training department at 8 regional training centers all over the
United States observe a master trainer demonstrate products. The desire is to have the
new employees interact with the master trainer and each other after observing the
demonstration. (5 points)
c) Students in an English class in Mexico want to practice their language skills with
students in your Spanish class here in California. (5 points)
d) After meeting a famous educator at a national conference you want to have them be a
guest speaker in your class. (5 points)
5. Communication is a vital part of online learning. Briefly describe an “ideal” online
learning experience and explain the role of communication in the experience. (10 points)
Be sure to include the following information:
Subject matter or content
Student characteristics
Learning experience description (activity structure etc.)
Technology that best supports the learning activity and why
Nature of the anticipated communication and it’s role in the activity