Adobe Max October 2020

What an amazing experience it is to be surrounded by creativity, taking our imagination beyond the everyday perspective. For the second year, I had the privilege of attending the Adobe Max Conference. While it was not in-person due to COVID-19, it did not disappoint. Adobe continues to lead in the digital realm. Take a glimpseContinue reading “Adobe Max October 2020”

Blackboard Learn – Task Feature

Blackboard has a tool called Tasks that allows instructors to create specific task lists for students. This is one way to provide a structured task-oriented approach to covering certain course content. The task feature used in the Blackboard Learn course I am designing will be a way for students to use an organized list toContinue reading “Blackboard Learn – Task Feature”

Blackboard Learn – Achievements

“The Achievements tool in Blackboard allows instructors to issue achievement badges orcourse completion certificates based on specific criteria that the instructor designates” (EDTECH News – Teaching with Technology Today, n.d.). By creating achievements in Blackboard, instructors can incentivize the course through a digital badge for course completion, milestones within the course, or customize how learnersContinue reading “Blackboard Learn – Achievements”

Blackboard Learn – Customize Content

Uploading a Video as a File Blackboard allows instructors to customize the content title, instructions and materials used for the course. I was able to change the color of my content page title. This adds a different feature for Blackboard instead of black text. A legend can be created and introduced early on in theContinue reading “Blackboard Learn – Customize Content”

Learning Management System – Badging

“Being rewarded is a powerful extensive motivator” (Blackboard). Learning Management Systems provide learning tool interoperability (LTI) that rewards and recognizes student achievement through digital badging. “Badges, a form of micro-credentialing, provide a means to recognize and showcase evidence of acquisition of specific skills” (Zucker & Hicks, 2019, 114). Additionally, “badges often employ principles of gamification,Continue reading “Learning Management System – Badging”

Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) – VoiceThread

In a study regarding student perceptions of high-quality online learning findings revealed: “students’ perceptions of a high-quality course were dependent upon continual communication with the instruction, a predetermined method of connecting students with one another and students’ ability to express their opinions. Different group activities and the use of technology allowed online learners to makeContinue reading “Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) – VoiceThread”

Overview of Blackboard LMS

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are online softwares that allow an organization to house information for users. “The role of a Learning Management System varies depending on the organization’s objectives, online training strategy, and desired outcomes (Pappas, 2017, para. 2). LMS allows for organizations to store and track information. A couple of LMS include Blackboard, Canvas,Continue reading “Overview of Blackboard LMS”

Week 4 – Reflective Journal

Chapter 14 Summary “Human performance improvement (HPI) vision is to achieve, through people, increasingly successful accomplishments that are valued by all organizational stakeholders’ those who perform, their managers and customers, their peers and colleagues, shareholders, regulatory agencies, and ultimately society itself” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2018, p. 122). Human – centered on efforts and results ofContinue reading “Week 4 – Reflective Journal”

Week 3 – Reflective Journal

Chapter 10 Summary “Assessments, be they multiple-choice items, essays, or products developed by the learners, should require learners to demonstrate the skills as they are described in the objectives in the instruction” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2017, p. 87). There are two evaluation concepts: formative and summative. There are several evaluation models that were developed inContinue reading “Week 3 – Reflective Journal”

Week 2 – Reflective Journal Entry

Chapter 6 & 7 Overview Chapter 6 “Regardless of the difference among psychological perspectives on learning, an underlying assumption of most is that instruction will bring about learning” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2017, p. 52). There have been distinctions between “learning as an instructed process and learning as a cultural process” (Reiser & Dempsey, 2017, p.Continue reading “Week 2 – Reflective Journal Entry”