Office Hours and Webinars #dmlplaylists

April 28, 2016

We’ve put together several online events to help you prepare your application:

Webinars:

Archived Recording: Playlists for Learning Information Webinar: March 30, 2016
Archived Recording: Designing Connected Learning Playlists with Badges: April 20, 2016

Office hours:

Archived Recording: Playlists for Learning Challenge Office Hours #1: April 13, 2016
Archived Recording: Playlists for Learning Challenge Office Hours #2: April 27, 2016

Up next:

Playlists for Learning Challenge Office Hours #3: Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 1:30-2pm ET
Join: https://zoom.us/j/397402453

Other resources:

A collection of posts about the Playlists for Learning Challenge on HASTAC.org
LRNG Partner Handbook with design steps for playlists and badges


Playlists for Learning Office Hours | April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Panel Participants

  • Tim Cook, Partner Product Manager, LRNG
  • Girlie Delacruz, Senior Research Associate, LRNG
  • Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition
  • David Theo Goldberg, Director, UCHRI
  • Jennifer Humke, MacArthur Foundation

ARCHIVED: Playlists for Learning Webinar: Designing Connected Learning Playlists with Badges | April 20, 2016

April 21, 2016

Potential applicants to the Playlists for Learning Challenge were invited to ask questions about digital badge and playlist design in this hour-long webinar. 

How can your team use badges in the design of your playlists? What are the keys to successful connected learning playlist and badge design? The DML Competition and LRNG teams tackled these questions and many more in an introduction to connected learning playlists and badge design practices and principles.

Webinar guests:

  • Tim Cook, Partner Product Manager, LRNG
  • Girlie Delacruz, Senior Research Associate, LRNG
  • Sheryl Grant (moderator), Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition

 

 


Designing Connected Learning Playlists with Digital Badges | Webinar | April 20, 2016 @ 1pm ET

April 15, 2016

Potential applicants to the Playlists for Learning Challenge are invited to attend an upcoming webinar that explores digital badge and playlist design. How can your team use badges in the design of your playlists? What are the keys to successful connected learning playlist and badge design? Join the DML Competition and LRNG teams as they tackle these questions and yours in an introduction to connected learning playlists and badge design practices and principles.

Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing website@hastac.org and including “office hours question” in the subject line.

Webinar guests will include:

  • Tim Cook, Partner Product Manager, LRNG
  • Girlie Delacruz, Senior Research Associate, LRNG
  • Sheryl Grant (moderator), Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition

Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/b80be2c228da811bdc2040ba88984b7b


Archived Recording: Playlists for Learning Office Hours | April 13, 2016

April 15, 2016

On April 13, 2016, we invited potential applicants to connect with DML Competition leadership for a live applicant Q&A session. The archived recording of that webinar is here: https://youtu.be/DYQzgQ4j07Q

Webinar guests included:

  • Jen Humke, Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation
  • David Theo Goldberg, Director, UCHRI and DML Research Hub and the DML Competition
  • Tim Cook, Partner Product Manager, LRNG
  • Girlie Delacruz, Senior Research Associate, LRNG
  • Sheryl Grant (moderator), Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition

Sample of questions asked and answered in this recording:

  • Can you point me to any research on the efficacy of playlists? Does MacArthur plan to fund any research on this topic?
  • Is it better for our organization to try and tie into schools or school districts? Does this make our application more competitive?
  • The competition details say that organizations must scale connected learning resources and opportunities to a broader audience. Can you be more specific about what a broad audience might be? How broad?
  • What does it mean to augment existing connected learning content?
  • Does adding new resources or connected learning experiences that we have not done before make our application more or less competitive?
  • We do not necessarily prescribe to the concept of leveling up, at least in terms of badges. Our pedagogy is more about branching pathways and discovery. How important is the criteria to unlock opportunities?
  • For the budget, what are allowable expenses? Mandatory expenses?
  • For someone who has never designed a playlist before, what resources are available to get me started? Can you point me toward some examples across the web?
  • In the last webinar, the guests talked about co-designing playlists with youth. So what might an application that involves co-designing with youth be like? Are there any examples of how this has worked in practice?
  • As a veteran teacher with an original curriculum / playlist, and a connection to an educational technology company, but without any prior grant proposal experience, is there somehting I should know about my eligibility?  My teaching position may change to another school in the next several months.
  • After the grant term, will there be any costs associated with maintaining our playlists on LRNG?
  • What if we develop more playlists after the competition? Can we add those to the LRNG platform if we choose?
  • What happens to my organization’s content after the close of the grant term? Does it stay on LRNG in perpetuity?
  • Who retains intellectual property rights for content posted to LRNG?
  • For the grant recipient, does the playlist become proprietary to LRNG?
  • You mentioned national audience, but not international. Is this competition open to international applicants?

Preparing Successful Applications | Upcoming Events: Webinars & Office Hours

April 12, 2016

The Playlists for Learning Challenge is now accepting applications!
Apply here | Deadline: May 13th @ 5pm PST

We’ve put together several online events to help you prepare your application. We hope you can join us for one or more of the following:

Webinars:

Wednesday, April 20 at 1pm EST

Designing Connected Learning Playlists with Badges

How can your team use badges in the design of your playlists? What are the keys to successful connected learning playlist and badge design? Join the DML Competition and LRNG teams as they tackle these questions and yours in an introduction to connected learning playlists and badge design practices and principles.

Questions can be submitted in advance by emailing website@hastac.org and including “office hours question” in the subject line.

Register: zoom.us/webinar/register/b80be2c228da811bdc2040ba88984b7b

Missed our last webinar?  View the archived recording of the first Playlists for Learning Informational webinarto learn more about the Playlists for Learning Competition and how to design connected learning playlists.

Office hours:

Got questions? Connect with DML Competition leadership for a live applicant Q&A session.

Please note that we can not provide specific feedback on individual proposals in process, but will be available to answer general questions about playlists and playlist design,  the Competition application process, terms and conditions, etc.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 @ 12-12:30pm ET
Join: zoom.us/j/984856181

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 12-12:30pm ET
Join: zoom.us/j/797354501


Archived Recording: Playlists for Learning Informational Webinar | March 30, 2016

April 1, 2016

What is connected learning? What are connected learning playlists? How can your team use playlists to scale connected learning experiences to a broad audience? What are the keys to successful connected learning playlist design?

Potential applicants can listen to this archived webinar recording of our first DML Playlists for Learning Challenge, including questions and answers about connected learning playlists and playlist design principles. Webinar guests include:

  • Jen Humke, Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation
  • David Theo Goldberg, Director, UCHRI and DML Research Hub and the DML Competition
  • Tim Cook, Partner Product Manager, LRNG
  • Rob English, Executive Creative Director / Cultural Strategist, Associates & Science
  • Kiley Larson, Research Scientist, The Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University
  • Sheryl Grant (moderator), Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition

This webinar provides a framework to guide applicants in the creation of competitive applications for the Playlists for Learning Competition. Webinar participants asked questions about connected learning, playlists and playlist designs, and the Playlists for Learning Competition.

https://youtu.be/UrPQpkQmMIA