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”

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”

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 #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”