At Arizona State University (ASU), we have a community of about 40 staff members who have the words "Instructional Design" or "Instructional Designer" in their titles.
Dr. Debi Slaughter's insight:
It's nice to read that ASU has similar experience with their designers that I have experienced in many higher ed settings. We are not technology support - although it is one thing many instructional designers can do. I love the infographic in the article and my dream is that someday everyone will recognize the passion and creativity we bring to the table as designers of instruction.
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Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.
A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that they want to do well. Second, a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose. Well-designed and well-implemented project-based learning is meaningful in both ways.
The selection of your eLearning specialist should not be made lightly, so informing yourself on what goes on behind the scenes to create an online learning course can help you identify a quality service provider.
HigherEd institutions will need to enable a bundled multi-provider experience (or risk becoming part-time providers), focus on employability skills and experiences, and take learner experience much more seriously.
Dr. Debi Slaughter's insight:
The implications of this is more larger than anyone realizes. I don't necessarily think it is a bad thing, but it is going to bring out a lot of dirty laundry when educational experiences are examined closely.
Visalia schools boost computer network infrastructure Visalia Times-Delta "It'll provide teachers and students faster network access to support the Smarter Balanced Assessment plus rich internet instructional content," said VUSD Director of...
Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation. As Bethany Simunich says, “Online, learning doesn’t happen by chance.” In an interview with Online Classroom, Simunich, associate director of online learning at Kent State University, offered the following techniques to improve an online course:
The starting quote from the column resonates with me. It isn't about the "flash", the "cost", or even the trending now. It is about what gets the job done; in my case - designing online courses that transfer knowledge to learners across the world. :-) ~Doc D
Digital Rx named Best Blog by WebAward Program Canada NewsWire (press release) Every solution hinges on Klick's in-house expertise across the digital universe - strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship...
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