Basic ID vs. Advanced ID

A basic instructional design model provides the fundamental steps required to create new learning opportunities: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation (Berardo, Deardorff, Trompenarrs, Fons, 2012). Basic ID is the study of instructional design and the models that are known...

A New Semester, Advanced ID

My first experience with “true” instructional design was last summer in the introduction to instructional design course.  I have trained users of computer software for the majority of my career in technology.  I did not have formal training in true...

Synthesis of theories/applications

The historical development of educational technology originates much earlier than I thought.  The period of consolidation in the early 70s is the point “educational technology” became a recognized term and occupation.  Some of the major contributors of educational technology include...

App Internet and digital divide

I was reading an article recently on the rise of the App-Internet.  The question was posed regarding the death of the Internet.  While the majority of responders agree that apps are increasingly adapting and expanding, it is difficult to compare...

What is next?

I agree with the majority on online education, MOOCs, adaptive learning, as well as m-learning.  A straw poll conducted in June 2011 asked responders to select the top five key topics in learning technology from a list of 41 possibilities...

Ethical challenges

The topics of ethical challenge and the development and implementation of tools to meet the need of all learners are not overlooked in current research and study.  The complexity of the field of educational technology presents a challenge for this...

M-learning

Mobile learning or m-learning is one of my research interests and I find myself  reading a great deal on this topic recently.  M-learning is a key topic in learning technologies.  It allows learning to happen anywhere.  A central theme to...

Phenomenology and Linguistic Analysis

Phenomenology studies the way we experience.  These experiences range from perceptions, memories, emotions, and social activities.  Linguistic activity also falls into these experiences.  Phenomenology studies conscious experience as experienced from the subjective or first person point of view. This field...

Macbeth

Profession of social science: Goffman critique of the profession’s preoccupations -a field of ordered social life, which escaped the view of the profession Goffman’s views have recently developed as familiar discourse because of the overall re-thinking of the commitments of the educational research...

Validity

I spoke to my peer review partner this week on the phone and instantly felt that our mutual understanding of certain topics was validated.  We have been communicating via e-mail the entire semester and this has worked, but after a...