Fall Preparation Page

Fall 1 Home Page

Will appear here: https://ldlprogram.web.illinois.edu/

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EventSchedule*
Office Hours with TAsMondays: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. US Central Time
Zoom Details
EPOL 580: Ubiquitous Learning AND
EPOL 481: New Learning AND
EPSY 559: Advanced Learning Technologies
EPSY 560: Technology and Educational Change
Mondays: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. US Central Time
(all courses meet on the same Zoom session)
EPOL 586, 587, 588, 591, 599: Exam-Dissertation Sequence Group Advising SessionsMondays: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. US Central Time
Occasional workshops held at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. US Central Time; refer to the Happening Now page for the most up-to-date schedule
Zoom Details
EPOL 586, 587, 588, 591, 599: Exam-Dissertation Sequence Group Advising SessionsTuesdays: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. US Central Time
Occasionally cancelled due to scheduling conflicts; refer to the Happening Now page for the most up-to-date schedule
Zoom Details

Fall 1 Course Links

Fall 1 Weekly Schedule

Dates to be updated; topics to be updated

Before 22 August, 2022

Pre-Course Preparation

Get started with your LDL course!

Week 1

EPOL 582 topics:
Introduction
Multimodal Meaning and Synaesthesia
EPOL 534 topics:
1. Intelligence Tests: The First Modern Assessments

24 to 30 January, 2022
24 January, 2022

1st Live Session

Related: Live Session Details and Recordings

Work 1 Request Notification Sent

Check your CGScholar notifications to accept the work request; this is sent to everyone who has joined the community by this date.  Contact a TA if you have not received your Work Request.

26 January, 2022
31 January to 6 February, 2022

Week 2

EPOL 582 topics:
Making Meaning by Reading
EPOL 534 topics:
2. Select and Supply Response Assessments 

Work 1 Complete 1st Version

Due Date

6 February, 2022
7 to 13 February, 2022

Week 3:

EPOL 582 topics:
Making Meaning by Writing
EPOL 534 topics:
3. Standards-Based and Alternative Practices of Assessment

Work 1 Peer Reviews

Due Date

13 February, 2022
By 13 February, 2022

Works 2 Request Notification Sent

Based on who has signed up in the Work 2 Sign-up Sheet- see Current Courses; if you sign up past the deadline, fill in the spreadsheet and notify one of the TAs to send you the notification

Week 4

EPOL 582 topics:
Making Visual Meanings
EPOL 534 topics:
4. New Opportunities for Assessment in the Digital Age

13 to 20 February, 2022
20 February, 2022

Work 1 Final Revised Version

Due Date

Week 5

EPOL 582 topics:
Making Spatial, Tactile and Gestural Meanings
Making Audio and Oral Meanings
EPOL 534 topics:
5. Learning Analytics: A Case Study of CGScholar

21 to 27 February, 2022
27 February, 2022

Work 2 Complete 1st Version

Due Date

Week 6:

EPOL 582 topics:
Literacies to Think and to Learn
Literacies and Learner Differences
EPOL 534 topics:
6. Educational Data Mining – Luc Paquette

28 February to 6 March, 2022
6 March, 2022

Work 2 Peer Reviews

Due Date

Week 7

EPOL 582 topics:
Literacies Standards and Assessment
EPSY 408 topics:
7. Educational Evaluation – Jennifer Greene

7 to 13 March, 2022
7 March, 2021

Last Live Session

Due Date

Works 2 Final Revised Version

Due Date

13 March, 2022
13 March, 2021

Last Day of the Term

Fall 2 Home Page

Will appear here: https://ldlprogram.web.illinois.edu/

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EventSchedule*
Office Hours with TAsMondays: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. US Central Time
Zoom Details
EPOL 581: Knowledge, Learning and Pedagogy AND
EPSY 408: Learning and Human Development with Educational Technology AND
EPOL 490: Machine Learning & Human Learning
Mondays: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. US Central Time
(all courses meet on the same Zoom session)
EPOL 586, 587, 588, 591, 599: Exam-Dissertation Sequence Group Advising SessionsMondays: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. US Central Time
Occasional workshops held at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m. US Central Time; refer to the Happening Now page for the most up-to-date schedule
Zoom Details
EPOL 586, 587, 588, 591, 599: Exam-Dissertation Sequence Group Advising SessionsTuesdays: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. US Central Time
Occasionally cancelled due to scheduling conflicts; refer to the Happening Now page for the most up-to-date schedule
Zoom Details

EPOL 581 Missing Topics; Dates to be updated

Fall 2 Course Links

Will appear here: https://ldlprogram.web.illinois.edu/ldl-courses/current-courses/

Fall 2 Weekly Schedule

Will appear here: https://ldlprogram.web.illinois.edu/ldl-courses/weekly-course-schedule/

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EPOL 581 Missing; Dates to be updated

Before 16 October, 2022

Pre-Course Preparation

Get started with your LDL course!

Week 1

EPSY 408 topics:
1. Foundations of Educational Psychology
EPOL 486 topics:
1. Human Diversity and Learner Transformation

27 June to 3 July, 2022
27 June, 2022

1st Live Session

Related: Live Session Details and Recordings

Work 1 Request Notification Sent

Check your CGScholar notifications to accept the work request; this is sent to everyone who has joined the community by this date.  Contact a TA if you have not received your Work Request.

29 June, 2022
4 to 10 July, 2022

Week 2

EPSY 408 topics:
2. Brain Developmentalism
EPOL 486 topics:
2. Learner Differences in Theory and Practice

Work 1 Complete 1st Version

Due Date

10 July, 2022
11 to 17 July, 2022

Week 3

EPSY 408 topics:
3. Social Cognitivism
EPOL 486 topics:
3A. Race and Cultural Diversity in US Education
3B. Segregation, Integration, Desegregation and Resegregation

Work 1 Peer Reviews

Due Date

17 July, 2022
By 17 July, 2022

Works 2 Request Notification Sent

Based on who has signed up in the Work 2 Sign-up Sheet; see Current Courses; if you sign up past the deadline, fill in the spreadsheet and notify one of the TAs to send you the notification

Week 4

EPSY 408 topics:
4. The Social and Emotional Conditions of Learning: The Case of Bullying in Schools
EPOL 486 topics:
4. Should Education be a Right? Historical Perspectives

18 to 24 July, 2022
24 July, 2022

Work 1 Final Revised Version

Due Date

Work 2 Complete 1st Version

Due Date

24 July, 2022
24 to 31 July, 2022

Week 5

EPSY 408 topics:
5. Student Development
6. Productive Struggle in Learning
EPOL 486 topics:
5. Diversity in American Public Education

Work 2 Peer Reviews

Due Date

31 July, 2022
1 to 7 August, 2022

Week 6

EPSY 408 topics:
7. Putting Quantitative Psychology Research to Work: Classifying English Language Learners
EPOL 486 topics:
6. Postcolonial Theory and Education
7. The Inclusive School

Works 2 Final Revised Version

Due Date

7 August, 2022
7 August, 2022

Last Day of the Term

Weekly Dates Table

Update this about 2 weeks before the current term ends (go to the WordPress dashboard, then the TablePress menu and view All tables, then choose the Weekly Dates table.

Spring Term A Week #Week Start and
Synchronous Session
Week End (and
typically due date)
Week 1May 13thMay 19th
Week 2May 20thMay 26th
Week 3May 27th (no sessions)June 2nd
Week 4June 3rdJune 9th
Week 5June 10thJune 16th
Week 6June 17thJune 23rd
All Work Due By:June 27th

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Create 5 updates (in total throughout the course) based on the prompts of the Admin Updates.

There are more admin updates than individual updates that you need to create. Choose the 5 areas that interest you and aligns with your selected topic for the peer-reviewed project.

Focus of the Individual Updates:

  • Addresses the Update prompt from the selected admin update: Each update must clearly demonstrate a relationship to the update prompt
  • Demonstrates a connection with course ideas: Each update must explicitly connect with an idea or reference introduced in the admin update with which it is connected. 
  • Aligns with your chosen topic for your peer-reviewed project: To help prepare you for your peer-reviewed project, align each update with your chosen topic.

Where to post them: Post the updates in the Course Community of CGScholar, not on your personal profile page. You will find the ‘Updates’ menu behind the name of the community.
Notice: Updates on your personal profile page are not captured by the Analytics, whereas updates from the community page go to all community members and contribute to your Analytics score for the course.

What to include:

Words: Each update should be 200 words or more, not including the update prompt.

  • The Update title should include the related admin update # and a brief, yet descriptive title. If you want to include a sequential number for your own purposes, you can do this as well, but it is important to include the related admin update number so that you and your peers know which one you are responding to
  • Repeat the Admin Update number and include the individual update prompt from the related Admin Update at the top of the post, again, to remind your readers what you are responding to.
  • Describe an idea or example based on the admin update prompt, aligned with your chosen project topic. This might be a description of innovative practice (your own or others’), an overview and reflection of an educational research report, a description and critical analysis of a new learning technology or curriculum, etc.
  • Refer to at least two scholarly references (peer-reviewed journal article or scholarly book) in each update and add an Annotated Bibliography entry.
  • Media: Include at least one media element (e.g., images of figures or tables, embedded video with captioned source), and web links to relevant sources. If you have a PDF of the academic article or book, include that in the update.