Learning and Media

Three positions on learning are behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist.  The Etmer article discusses the need to bridge basic learning research and educational practice.  The approach a designer chooses can vary and the importance of understanding the different approach or position...

Storytelling and Comprehending

Narrative discourse has always been important for philosophy.  Story telling is something every philosopher uses, in some form,  for rationalization.  The Bernstein reading aims to discover the response to a confusing or disturbing situation.  Reason is mentioned as associated to...

Practice more…

This week I am struggling with pinning down directions and communications within the online classroom.  I find many questions answered, but in several areas.  I find instructions on the syllabus (paper version) and in the online classroom.  I jump back...

Thinking must be practiced

“We need to make a break with the past; we need to forget in order to get on with the serious endeavor of philosophizing.”I have not taken a “formal” philosophy course.  I have been exposed to philosophy, and the Bernstein...

Week 10

This is my first official training in instructional design.  This course has given me the tried and true tools to develop a solid product.  I was using a similar method before, but the process or steps were not in the...

Week 9 Blog Reflection

To design instruction is to use specific tools to develop an educational or training plan.  This plan can develop into a small project or a full course.  The process requires some formal training to be successful.  Once the ADDIE model...

Week 8 Free Form

The readings on usability peaked my interest in user-centered design again. I took a course in information architecture last fall and Jakob Nielsen was a familiar name and reference throughout the course.  Users are the core to many design projects. ...

Self-regulate Reflection

I had to research this subject some.  "Self-Regulation refers to the self-directive process through which learners transform their mental abilities into task related skills" (Zimmerman, 2001). (Retrieved from http://cehs.unl.edu/csi/self.shtml) We all have thoughts continuously running through our mind and when...

Week 6 Blog Reflection

I have not been able to access the discussion threads for several days and am feeling lost and anxious that I am missing something.  I know that I am not alone and others are having the same problem.  I have...

Reflection on Second Life

Second life was completely new to me.  My daughter (8) and my son (13) watched me set up my avatar and my daughter chose the pink robot avatar.  My son took her for a flight around the area I was...