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”

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”

Tech Journal #4

This past week I had the privilege of attending the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles. I attended a pre-conference bootcamp that was eight hours over Adobe Character Animate where I got to learn how to modify pre-existing characters and add sound to them. Over the next couple of several days I sat in sessionsContinue reading “Tech Journal #4”

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 #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 #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”

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”

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”