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Designing the Wheel: Built-in Instructional Technology

"Key Takeaways
> Most faculty members are not taught a systematic process to course design and, despite their subject expertise, might lack background in learning theory.


> Faculty can best adopt educational technology while designing or redesigning their course rather than retrofitting an existing course to include technology.


> A course design model can include practical application of theories, including best practices for instructional technology use."


-- from source: - http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/designing-wheel-built-instructional-technology


#learning-theory #applied-learning #instructional-technology #iterative-improvement

ghbrett's insight:

This article is a very helpful resource to introduce faculty to course design and ongoing revision. Through the use of background information and visual diagrams the article presents the process in a useful and understandable form. The article is also supplemented with a bibliography of references to provide sources and further reading on the topic.

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Intro to Nemetics - The Infintely Dynamic Play

"The purpose of using Nemes and Nemetics is coming to grips with ‘emergences’, which I believe is well within the reach of almost everyone on the earth. It helps us better understand events in our lives to take actions that change our future to a more ‘desirable’ one.


Let us start by understanding NEME. It is an acronym that stands for:

>> N = Notice

>> E = Engage

>> M = Mull

>> E = Exchange"


from source: - http://rmcpl.wordpress.com/

ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:14 AM

The author goes on to describe the processes and provides some examples as well as a SWF video. It is a long post, but take the time to read it all.


As I interpret the notion of #NEMETICS I see it related to a couple things as identifying processes for activities listed near the end of the article. Also, there are mentions of iteration and growth. I reminds me of Jeff Conklin's work ( http://www.cognexus.org/cognexus_institute.htm ) on Dialog Mapping using Compendium ( http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/compendium/ ) based on Issue Based Information Systems ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issue-Based_Information_System ).


My visual would be a 2x2 matrix with N, E, M, E in each of the four squares. There would be a spiral that begins in the lower left of N and then move through the other three squares. Instead of just continuing as one line, there could be multiple branches that continue (iterate) or due to the Exchange would point to other 2x2 matrices of a similar nature.