Experimenting with new software and web based services comes with the territory if you’re an EdTech professional. Timeline-based software is of particular interest in relation to case-based reasoning (CBR) and case-based learning (CBL) units. They offer tools to digitally map out cases and units for blended classroom learning and exploration. The following work is an interactive digital case developed using an experimental service called Tiki Toki.
The case presents the events leading up to the development of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs in Canadian schools. It also makes a case for BYOD as a future potential to aid classroom teaching and learning. Embedded in a simple WordPress blog, our group took the opportunity to poll students about their classroom technology habits and preferences. The results were surprising! We also provided discussion questions for teachers to consider when thinking about the application of BYOD devices in their daily practice.
Visit the site and interactive case here.