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Axure Prototype 4

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Prototype 4 includes a lot of design changes stemming from our FSW and Winter Terms sprint.  These changes include improvements to the homepage and accomodation for non-expedition placeholders for FSW, winter and subject areas.  Other enhancements were made in the expedition forms and sub sections as well as proper differentiation between them and their non-expedition counterparts.  

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FSW and Winter Terms

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The purpose of this meeting was to finalize the data-entry sections of the system by further describing functionality specifically on non-expedition semesters.  Non-expeditions were discussed both as FSW / Winter term as well as other subject areas or strands of the curriculum delivered in parallel to expeditions.  The majority of this meeting focused on refining prototype 3 further by improving …

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Defining Expeditions

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This meeting focused on prototype 3 and refining the structural breakdown of expeditions and their sub-components.  New terminology was introduced to describe the various elements of semester based expeditions and non-expeditions and certain elements were re-positioned within the data-entry screens.

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Axure Prototype 3

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After presenting the second prototype at the last requirements meeting, it was apparent that more work needed to be done with defining what an expedition is and where its sub-sections correctly belong.  Much of the discussion of the meeting concentrated on Standards, Learning Targets, Assessment (STAs) and their correct placement in the map.

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Axure Prototype 2

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This prototype was developed after several discussions via email regarding the initial requirements of the project.  The kickoff meeting was helpful in framing the basics of the system in the first prototype, however it was lacking detail and missing some of the crucial elements of an EL map.  

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Axure Prototype 1

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This prototype was developed after the initial April 10th requirements meeting.  It includes a basic design with an incomplete ‘dashboard’ page providing user interactions for various parts of the system.  Upon learning more about the unique needs of EL, it was determined the main expedition form / interactions was fundamentally flawed.  

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Kickoff Meeting

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The first meeting with the administration team of Monarch Academy took place on Wednesday, April 10th at the school. The team consisted of an administrator from Monarch, a representative from Expeditionary Learning (EL), and several teachers.  The purpose of this initial meeting was to to gain more of an insight into the challenges of mapping expeditions.