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Wednesday, July 25 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Soloway/Norris - Managing Digital Curricula Using the Free, Device-Independent Roadmap.center Platform

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In order to fully utilize 1-to-1 classrooms, teachers need a supply of deeply-digital (not just digitized), highly-interactive curricula. And, teachers need to manage the entire process of using those curricula. In our hands-on session, we will describe Roadmap.center, a free, device-independent, browser-based platform that supports teachers and students during the full life-cycle of a digital lesson:
• creating (or modifying) “Roadmaps” (lessons) from OER – Open Education Resources that are available on the Internet;
• distributing Roadmaps to learners for use on their devices (e.g., tablets, Chromebooks, laptops) – as they work solo or in collaborative groups;
• monitoring learners – and the learning analytics that they generate – in real-time, as the students move through the learning activities in the Roadmaps;
• assessing the artifacts developed by learners during lesson Roadmap enactment; and
• sharing Roadmaps in a professional community. 
Educators can collaborate synchronously, co-located or not, in creating or modifying Roadmaps. Virtually any URL – any digital element on the Internet – can be included as a resource in a Roadmap. And, virtually any application, e.g., word processor, game, simulation can also be included as a learning activity in a Roadmap.  Students too can collaborate synchronously as “collabrified apps” (e.g., G-Suite, Collabrify Productivity Tools) can be included in Roadmaps. 
During the session, attendees will use https://roadmap.center to access the Roadmap Repository, modify a Roadmap, distribute it to a class. It is our intention that attendees will leave our session with the skills and understanding needed to continue using Roadmap.center to develop exciting lessons to support their digital learners. 


Cathleen Norris

Regents Professor & Chair, Dept. of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas
Dr. Cathleen Norris is the Regents Professor & Interim Chairperson, Department of Learning Technologies, College of Information, University of North Texas. Dr. Norris’ 14 years in K-12 classrooms – and receiving Dallas’ Golden Apple Award – has shaped her university R&D agenda... Read More →
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Elliot Soloway

technology, N/A
Dr. Elliot Soloway is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, with appointments also in the School of Education and School of Information, University of Michigan. For 15+ years, Dr. Soloway’s R&D efforts have been guided... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:45am - 12:50pm
St. James Boston Park Plaza

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