I’ve been working with a client doing some heavy duty instructional design work (three courses to be developed in a short period of time). This is working with a writers over different disciplines and has me thinking about instructional design… and why I love it! So for our monthly webinar, I took the opportunity to reflect… Continue reading Thinking about Instructional design
I have written a few blog posts on gamification and we realized that while we talk about gamification (and there is a growing amount of information out there). It might be worth doing an ‘introduction to gamification’ webinar and blog. So here is a blog post for people who are new to the concept of… Continue reading What is gamification and where do you start?
In June, I wrote my first top 10 list and I’m following up with another one. This time, the top 10 tips for building confidence with online facilitation. I ran an introduction to online facilitation in September and in preparation, I reflected on my first experiences in lecturing. I was newly qualified and nervous. Gee,… Continue reading Top 10 tips to build confidence with online facilitation
In May, I was asked to be on a panel with Professor Gilly Salmon and Andrew Douch for the IBSA VET Practitioners of the future conference. There’s always been technology in education, we know students want technology in their learning, so let’s focus on student experience. When I was at school, we had a stationary… Continue reading Let’s talk experience, not technology
This is a post from this month’s guest blogger – Tracey Collins. E-learning isn’t new, but many educational organisations still have a long way to go before they can say that it is an integral part of their everyday practice. Strategic and practical commitment from all levels of management is essential. But maybe we also… Continue reading Embedding e-learning – a framework for success
Remember the movie Shallow Hal with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow? For those of you who haven’t seen it, Jack Black starts off as a shallow jerk who – after a magical encounter with Anthony Robbins in a lift – sees people’s inner beauty on the outside. The plain yet deep and loving become beautiful/handsome.… Continue reading Rapid E-learning: Go beyond good looks!
Deanna Hutchinson and I have been working on a research project about simulations and we have been chatting about the underpinning concepts that we are working with. On one hand, we have worked with a set of definitions and assumptions. On the other, we also reflected… what is the perception of our readers. For example,… Continue reading What type of simulation to use? Thinking about taxonomy…
A student walks into a campus. They are apprehensive about their first day as a student. There are signs telling them where to go, but they can’t find anyone to ask for help. As they walk through the bricked walls, they can see classrooms behind doors, but can see into the doors to work out… Continue reading How do we engage our students?
While video (audio/visual) evidence is becoming a more popular form of evidence, the gathering of audio isn’t as common. This is seen anecdotally, through talking with assessors, and is supported by recent national survey data that showed 68% of students surveyed reported there was no use of voice technologies in their course.1 Therefore, this indicates… Continue reading Gathering audio for assessment
This blog post is about classroom reflections on using gamification techniques to achieve learning outcomes. It is not about games in education (refer to my previous blog post for clarification on the difference). One day in 2011 I saw a vision of the future when I used Codeacademy.com in my class for the first time.… Continue reading Classroom reflections on using gamification techniques