TOPICAL OUTLINE AND ASSIGNMENTS
[ January | February | March | April ]
- Orientation to the course
- Setting up e-mail accounts
- Using the EDSP 287 listserv
- Subscribing to Horizon List and one other list (when you have your e-mail account)
- Environmental scanning
- Your Web site
- Forming issue analysis teams
- Review past issues of On the Horizon (You have a complimentary subscription to OTH
- Review the paper, Internet
- Review the paper, Finding
Information on the Web.
- Review the papers, Anticipatory
Management Tools for the 21st Century and Anticipatory
Management: Tools for Better Decision Making
- Get familiar with the resources in OTH
On-Line and the Horizon Web site.
- Identify 3-5 emerging trends, potential events, or issues that can affect the future of
public education. Post your statements to the listserv before noon, January 20.
- Begin preparing your environmental scanning abstract
20 Identifying issues challenging education
Post your scanning abstract to the class folder on the Horizon server or send it to the
list (and I will post it). I will post my critique of your abstract by the beginning of
the next class on February 3. We will begin our class discussion of the critical issues
facing education by reviewing the list of statements posted to the listserv; we may also
ask you to describe the issue, trend, or event covered in your scanning abstract. Our
objective is to identify tentative issue analysis paper topics.
If there is time in class, begin learning how to use FrontPage via the CBT courseware
on the lab computers. Complete this module before February 3.
Between now and the next class (February 3), prepare a 1-2 page resume that you would
present to a prospective employer.
3 Using the WWW
- Establish your Web page.
- Post your resume to your Web page. Note: we will take your photo if you wish to include
it in your resume.
- Establish a Web page for your issue analysis team. Identify team members (with links to
team member bios).
10 Using the World Wide Web (cont.)
- Post your revised scanning abstract to your Web page.
- Use Internet search engines to find information pertaining to the elements of your issue
17 Developing draft issue analysis papers
24 Developing draft issue analysis papers (cont.)
- Still team work time to work on issue analysis papers.
3 Revise issue analysis drafts
By the conclusion of this class, teams will post their issue analysis drafts to their
Web site. I will assign critics for each draft, and will post critique assignments
to the list by the end of class. Critiques are to be completed by high noon, March 16 (use
the revision function under the tools menu).
10 Spring Break
17 Continue Paper revision/Prepare for Issue Analysis Presentation
Complete a robust draft of your issue analysis paper and develop the outline for your
presentation by COB.
24 Prepare Issue Analysis Presentations (cont)
Prepare a draft text outline of your presentation. Post your second draft of the issue
analysis paper to the team web page by COB.
31 Prepare Issue Analysis Presentations
We will focus on the essentials of using PowerPoint for effective presentations.
Complete the CBT courseware program (on the Lab computers) on Microsoft PowerPoint.
7 Prepare Issue Analysis Presentations/Revise Issue Analysis Papers
Review the paper on presenting
presentations as you continue to prepare your presentation.
14 Issue Analysis Presentations
We will meet in room 212. Each team will have 30 minutes per presentation. We will then
have 15-20 minutes for class discussion and critique of presentation.
21 Issue Analysis Presentations (cont.)
We will meet in room 212 to complete presentations. Each team will have 30 minutes per
presentation. We will then have 15-20 minutes for class discussion and critique of
We will wrap-up any presentations not completed. Final issue analysis papers are to be
posted to the Web by close of class.