• Global Climate Exchange-2010

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Design Framwork for Online Discussions (Jim Slotta, 2009)

1. Participants

    Group size, diversity, leardership, duration, pacing

2. Structure

    Scope, activity patterns, topics, format, representation

3. Resources

    Format, access, timing, validity, quality, search

4. Aseessment

    Participation, quality of contributions, resouce use

5. Technology support

   An online forum for international peer exchange (Called GCE)

  • Off-the-shelf technologies (available throughout the world)
  • Database of geo-tagged climate issues
  • School Homepage
  •  Drupal discussions
  • Different lays of Google maps: Local climate issues; Solutions; Schools
  • Google Labs: Google Groups/ Gmail/ Google My Maps technology/ Google Earth(for teachers and researchers to support e-mail exchanges, planning of discussions, and sharing of curriculum; teacher creates a new Google Group for GCE community of local and international peers; Schools's Google Group Page)
  • GCE scaffolds
  •   GCE: Teacher Area, Student area, and researcher area
  • a broader curriculum (design and development)
  • local curriculum
  • Requirements: Easily involving many new schools with low maintenance resources for teachers in a variety of topics in other subjects, such as social studies, even laguages.

6. Iterative Refinement