Below you’ll find my action research timeline, created in Popplet:
Who are your critical friends? What role do you anticipate your critical friends will play with regard to your AR project?
Critical friends are those who can contribute feedback to my action research project. Such people are vital to my research due to their areas of expertise and ability to observe, guide and inspire from the sidelines. These friends include Full Sail University professors and teammates within the EMDT programme, as well as industry mentors and teacher-friends who have a passion for education and technology. And last but not least, there are the participants who will give plenty of feedback as the project progresses through the months.
When will you schedule implementation? How do you plan to address the hurdles that you might encounter during this project?
Implementation will commence at the start of the year when everybody begins their New Year’s resolutions and will last for five months. It will continue throughout the rest of Stage 2 and end in month 9 (Game Strategies & Motivation). Since the project is not conducted within a classroom, the perceived hurdles include individual tracking of participants‘ progress. The solution: have a one-on-one meeting or conduct a survey each month to gather feedback and improve the project for future participants. The other major hurdle is individual motivation, but the project remains hopeful and optimistic because the action model is built around a social community in which participation and accountability are inherent and encouraged.