Wednesday, November 7, 2007

11/7/07 Module

The first run of the Create a Comic Module was a success! 25 templates were used, 81 comics were collected, and the students had fun. The theme for this module: statistics. Hardly kids stuff, but it's relevant to what the class was learning. There'll be a second one later in the month after the current unit is over.

By comparing the before and after comics, I hope to detect that the students learned something (I'm assuming they did, since the course is well taught). If I can detect this change in knowledge, it'll mean comics are a suitable medium for detecting learning.

The following comics were used in this very first use of the CCP in a university setting:

And Shine Heaven Now
Chugworth Academy
Dinosaur Comics
Dr. McNinja
Faking Life
Mac Hall
No Pink Ponies
Okashina Okashi
Penny Arcade
Piled Higher and Deeper
Rob and Elliot
Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki
Tracy and Tristan
Tsunami Channel
Venus Envy

I wanted to use Questionable Content, but the photocopier I had access to can't handle 8.5x14" paper. Several of the templates used came from the previous run of the CCP, while others were brand new. The second module will use different templates with a slightly different comic roster.

Images were taken, as well as video. They'll be posted later.

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