Redefining How Students Learn

Learning in the 21st Century is no longer about using the same methods that were known to work to accomplish the same goals. With the changes in generational perspectives including motivation, relevancy and purpose, it has become vital that the way education is approached changes as well. Digital badging, differentiated and personalized learning all engageContinue reading “Redefining How Students Learn”

Exploring Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning, mLearning, pairs mobile devices with electronic learning to taking learning anywhere and everywhere (Montalto-Rook, Asino, & Thanomsing, 2010).  Two areas of interest related to mLearning include research and best practices for instructional designers and the impact of mLearning with distance education learners. Three theories currently exist related to mLearning: Sharples developed a theoryContinue reading “Exploring Mobile Learning”

Design Journal #5

In a post on SHIFT Disruptive ELearning (2015), “When we as commoners think about design, all we think of is superficial things. But design is more than just aesthetics. It involves emotional connect” (Gutierrez, 2015, para. 1). With the number of adults accessing information through a device, specifically a cell phone or smartphone, it isContinue reading “Design Journal #5”

Design Journal #4

This week’s challenge revolved around time commitment to work on developing Adobe Captivate slides with multiple layers and interactive simulations that will engage the learner as they answer questions about what they learned within the first three slides. At first, I tried to use an asset that already had the gamification design created. I downloadedContinue reading “Design Journal #4”

Design Journal #3

In the video Personalization Principle, Richard Mayer, American educational psychologist, talks about using conversational style language. In the video, he explains how changing “the” to “your” makes the instruction more personalized to the learner. This is a great tip when creating instructional design models for learners, especially material with step by step instructions. In aContinue reading “Design Journal #3”

Design Journal #2

This week turned out to be a very active and interactive week for me as I learned how to create a title page in Adobe Captivate, I edited images in Adobe Photoshop, and I used iMovie to piece together various video clips into one video that overviews my weeks of design exploration. According to ClarkContinue reading “Design Journal #2”

Design Journal #1

User experience (UX) design, is a new concept to me and I’m excited to apply what I learn in Instructional Hypermedia (IDET 5303) at TAMUCC to my work and other areas I provide instruction, such as Sunday school for first through third graders. User experience design can be used in all design situations; “however, inContinue reading “Design Journal #1”