Category Archives: Instructional Design

The Art & Technique of Education

I just watched the film “Tim’s Vermeer” which is a fascinating exploration of art and craftsmanship. An inventor and video¬†pioneer, Tim Jenison, sets out to solve the mystery of how Vermeer painted nearly photo-realistic paintings at a time when artists … Continue reading

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Connectivism – The First 2000 Years

I would like to highly recommend a book I am currently reading to educators interested in Connectivism. It is called Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2000 Thousand Years by Tom Standage, the digital editor at the … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: Cognition, Learning Theory, Backward Design: The importance of instructional design.

Hierarchy of Instructional Design (Photo credit: jrhode) Jim Monaghan, AVP Academic Technologies/Associate Professor, Educational Technology, CSUSB Instructional designers take on many roles at campuses. The perspectives of the designers combined with the organizational structure of the campus can greatly impact … Continue reading

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DET/CHE: The Art & Science of Education

Town plan of Imola (Wikipedia) I am at the Directors of Education Technology and California Higher Education conference in San Jose this week (DET/CHE). This is my first time here and I am presenting on MOOCs, eLearning, and Instructional Design. … Continue reading

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Mobytes Instructional Design App

Juniper Hall at Humboldt State University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of our technologically ever-vigilant instructional designers here at Humboldt State (Kim Vincent-Layton) shared an interesting Android app with us the other day – Mobytes Instructional Design App. The app is a … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Other Four-Legged Chickens

I have just moved to Humboldt State University. The college is fairly rural but we get a lot of folks from urban areas. I over heard a very interesting conversation between some students in the cafeteria.  One of them was … Continue reading

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MOOCs: Why Do We Need Instructional Design?

Note: The following is an extended abstract for a paper. I was in the process of sending this out to journals when I realized that this needs to be an open document. I have always found the publishing process in … Continue reading

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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

I am reviewing the “Floe” website today. I am particularly interested in their “Inclusive Learning Handbook.” What is Floe? According to their website: “Learners learn best when the experience is personalized to individual needs. OER is an ideal learning environment … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design

George Siemens (Photo credit: heloukee) I am very interested in the instructional design of MOOCs. While I was working at Tacoma Community College, I co-taught a course called “Health Information Management 101.” The purpose of the course was to introduce … Continue reading

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Why MOOCs Work

Jim Groom as Edupunk (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have been reading articles lately written by educators who have not participated in MOOCs but nonetheless seem to have some pretty strong opinions about them such as the “What’s the Matter With MOOCs” … Continue reading

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