Tech Journal #3

As students continue to live in a world surrounded by technology, it is important to shift gears from the traditional style of learning at the board to the integration of technology in the classroom. It’s not that educators are unaware that technology is important, but more so the overwhelming feeling of trying to use andContinue reading “Tech Journal #3”

Tech Journal #2

Learning with technology continues to increase across the country as statistics show more and how the impact technology integration has on classroom behavior, engagement, and comprehension. This week, I read several articles about self-regulated learning. Self-regulated learning allows for independence in students. The problem is students do not always ask for help, so it isContinue reading “Tech Journal #2”

Tech Journal #1

In my ten years of experience in higher education, I have learned that relevancy is important in order to engage students in learning. Project-based learning (PBL) blends content mastery, meaningful work, and personal connection to create powerful learning experiences, in terms of both academic achievement and students’ personal growth. Buck Institute for Education, 2019 Project-basedContinue reading “Tech Journal #1”

Design Journal #8

This week proved to have multiple obstacles with time management and utilizing various tools to create my final presentation. This week I utilized Canva, Powtoons, Screencast and iMovie to create my prototype presentation. It required time to video record, screen record, and edit. Learning science was a new term this week that introduces the cognitiveContinue reading “Design Journal #8”

Design Story

Extended explanation Navigating life is difficult, so the thought of navigating life as an adolescent brings additional challenges because experience and logic are not yet developed. The decisions about social circles, hobbies and interests, and future decisions can be daunting.  For students that will be the first in their family to attend college, the decisionContinue reading “Design Story”

Design Journal #7

A design story explores the user as the key subject of many adventures. Through exploration of problems and varying solutions based on thoughts and actions, the instructional designer creates the story. Characters are created and imagination comes into play as the adventure, the journey, the experience of the user is explored. Through storytelling, an IDContinue reading “Design Journal #7”

Design Journal #6

The Internet has existed for 29 years, but for some higher education institutions there remains a hesitation to embrace technology and integrate it with the learner experience (Utecht & Keller, 2019). Leveraging these technologies in meaningful ways to share work, add value to the conversation, and find ways to connect to community, has potential toContinue reading “Design Journal #6”

WebEx For Learning

In 2019 access to the every changing technology continues to pose opportunities for educators to incorporate technology in a positive manner into the classroom. Whether teaching a face-to-face course, a hybrid course, or a 100% online course, utilizing a video conferencing program is essential to the engagement of students. Here is a video for theContinue reading “WebEx For Learning”

Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems (LMS) is a software program that helps an organization, business or educational, create, manage, and deliver eLearning courses and information. Some uses for an LMS can include employee training, employee orientation, and education. Blackboard allows the instructor or instructional designer to design the left navigation according to the needs of the class.Continue reading “Learning Management Systems”

Meeting Students Where They Are

The ability to learn on the go allows instructors the advantage to meet students where they are; whether that is in a classroom, in the car, at home sick or on vacation. There are numerous tools that can be downloaded on a mobile device but the two that I have chosen to explore are ShowMeContinue reading “Meeting Students Where They Are”