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The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Home. Education Week. Psychological research on learning is sometimes overemphasized in the classroom, but that doesn't mean some concepts shouldn't play an important role in teachers' approaches.

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A report released last week by the American Psychological Association looks at what teachers should actually know about the ways their students learn. The report was created by the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, an APA-backed group of psychologists who each proposed two psychological principles they deemed essential for teachers, as supported by current research. The group members then rated the concepts and came to a consensus on the top 20, then broke down the principles into five thematic categories. 1. Bag-of-tricks. Instructional System Design. This short guide (less than a 10 minute read) provides a framework that is composed of four models: While you can click any part of the above map (to include the Complex/Complicated Environments) to learn more about the topic, it is suggested you read the following first to see how the various models tie together.

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Instructional System Design — This guide to ISD uses the ADDIE model (analysis, design, develop, implement or delivery, & evaluation). It is perhaps the best know instructional design model and provides a solid framework for Learning or Instructional Designers. Note that ISD is considered a plug and play model in that it allows other model and frameworks to be plugged into it so that it can adapt to almost any learning situation or environment. While the model above shows that the ADDIE version of the ISD model is quite dynamic, the model below shows the various steps within each of the five phases: Fire Engineering Simulation - Deli Fire. Seven.html - TLT Group. For more teaching ideas, workshop materials and other resources, go to Adding an 8th Principle?

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IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES: Technology as Lever by Arthur W. Choosing Web Design Colors : Web Design Portfolio & Guide. When designing a Web site, most web designers give a lot of attention to two major factors: the design (choice of graphics) and the content.

Choosing Web Design Colors : Web Design Portfolio & Guide

But what about the colors? This is one of the most important things to consider when designing your site. The colors of your Web site are important because they will define the mood and emotions of your visitors as well as reflect your identity and image branding. Designing Accessible Text—Part 3: Color. Designing Accessible Text—Part 3: Color Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

Designing Accessible Text—Part 3: Color

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Typography articles and tutorials topics include typography in general, Web site typography, such as choosing fonts for web sites, accessibility and typography, readability, white space, and typography, CSS, typography, and CSS typography techniques, design and typography for Web sites, image replacement techniques (IFR, sIFR, swfIR, others), and font design and creation. Writing for the Web: Articles, Training & Reports. Baruch College's Guide To Using Copyrighted Media in Your Courses.

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See the Creative Commons Attribution License for more guidance A downloadable MS Word version of these Advisory Notes is also available. Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia MOOC Tour with Professor Martin Carroll. Perspectives on Disability ECP Course Tour. FACD 302 Bb ECP Overview - ERAU MediaSpace. Course Catalog – Blackboard Learn. 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Tour: ENG 101 Academic Writing. Blackboard Catalyst Awards Past Winners. Creating Products to Show and Share Learning. My students produced a lot of media, including podcasts.

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Before my students scripted and recorded a podcast, they would listen to several sample episodes and critique them. We would make a list of what was really good about the episode and what could be improved. I reminded students of the items on these lists periodically as they worked on their own episodes. Yes, you can tell students what makes a great production. However, having them be the ones to delineate the qualities of a great production is much better. Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning. What is constructivism?

Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning

How does this theory differ from traditional ideas about teaching and learning? What does constructivism have to do with my classroom? Expert interview What is the history of constructivism, and how has it changed over time? What are some critical perspectives? Andragogy. Knowles' theory of andragogy is an attempt to develop a theory specifically for adult learning. Knowles emphasizes that adults are self-directed and expect to take responsibility for decisions.

Adult learning programs must accommodate this fundamental aspect. Andragogy makes the following assumptions about the design of learning: (1) Adults need to know why they need to learn something (2) Adults need to learn experientially, (3) Adults approach learning as problem-solving, and (4) Adults learn best when the topic is of immediate value. In practical terms, andragogy means that instruction for adults needs to focus more on the process and less on the content being taught. Strategies such as case studies, role playing, simulations, and self-evaluation are most useful. Application Andragogy applies to any form of adult learning and has been used extensively in the design of organizational training programs (especially for "soft skill" domains such as management development). Page. Qm8_accessibility_standards.pdf. Rapid Instructional Design. Dave Meier’s (2000) Rapid Instructional Design (RID) model incorporates accelerated learning techniques that strives to design the learning environment with more practice, feedback, and experience rather than presentations.

It is based on four phases, Preparation, Presentation, Practice, and Performance: Preparation - Arouse the interest of the learners: discuss the learning goals and benefit raise the learners' curiosity remove any barriers that might hamper learning Presentation - Introduce the learners' initial encounter with the new knowledge and skills: show examples of real-world phenomenon give interactive presentations appeal to all learning styles use discovery activities use problem-solving exercises Practice Ensure the learners integrate their new knowledge and skills: Performance Have the performers apply their new knowledge and skills to real work situations: Criticisms Next Steps.

An Instructional Design. This model or framework is a guide for designing a learning platform. Gather the Content Gather only the content (information and activities) that is essential for learning. Map the information as shown below and add activities to ensure you have gathered all the content (Merrill, 2002): Use If/Then Statements.

Instructional or Learning Design. According to John Keller (1988), there are four steps in the instructional design process — Attention, Relevance, Confidence, & Satisfaction (ARCS). Attention Attention can be gained in two ways: Perceptual arousal - uses surprise or uncertainly to gain interest. Uses novel, surprising, incongruous, and uncertain events. Inquiry arousal - stimulates curiosity by posing challenging questions or problems to be solved. Robert Gagné's Nine Steps of Instruction. According to Robert Gagné (1985) there are nine events that provide a framework for an effective learning process: While Gagnés Nine Steps are often treated as iron clad rules, it has been noted for quite some time that the nine steps are more like a framework or guidelines: “[Gagnés nine steps are] general considerations to be taken into account when designing instruction.

Although some steps might need to be rearranged (or might be unnecessary) for certain types of lessons, the general set of considerations provide a good checklist of key design steps” (Good, Brophy, 1977). The Nine Steps 1. Storytelling Demonstrations Presenting a problem to be solved Identifying why it is important to them Wick, Pollock, Jefferson, and Flanagan (2006) describe how the research also supports extending the interest device into the workplace in order to increase performance when the learners apply their new skills to the job. 2. 3. Design. Site Map.

Big Dog and Little Dog's Performance Juxtaposition. 10 Ways to Help Online Learners Succeed. Sites/default/files/contactNorth/files/pdf/publications/ten_guiding_principles_for_use_of_technology_in_learning.pdf. Sites/default/files/contactNorth/files/pdf/publications/a_template_for_strategic_planning_in_online_learning_in_ontario_colleges_and_universities.pdf. Tips & Tools. Carey and Carey Instructional Design Model.

The honeymoon with MOOCs is over. The reality check has finally arrived which was inevitable. MOOCs will not solve all the woes of higher education. It is unfortunate it had to be a class on how to design an online course; it was the Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application [FOE] offered through Coursera that brought things to a screeching halt.

But this experience can provide an opportunity for institutions to re-focus—identify the role and purpose of MOOCs and move forward with a thoughtful, purposeful strategy. In my last post I discussed the MOOC disaster with Fundamentals of Online Education, which generated a rich dialogue on the purpose and role of MOOCs. It was not technical issues that derailed this course (which was a symptom) it was the underlying philosophy that many institutions still hold—that a MOOC is similar to, or the same as a course in a traditional face-to-face classroom. 3) Prepare students for the Learning Experience. Instructional Design Models and Theories - eLearning Industry. Our journey starts from the beginning of the 20th century, and includes, inter alia, the famous Pavlovian Conditioning and Skinner’s Operant Conditional Theory, continues through the mid 50s and the first time computers were used in learning environments, the influential Problem-Based Learning inspired by Howard Barrows in the 60s, David Merrill’s Component Display Theory, the Cognitive Flexibility Theory in the late 1980s that aims to develop the learner’s ability to comprehend multidimensional situations, the introduction of multimedia and CD-ROMs in educational environments in the 90s, to the development of WebQuest in 1995, and the launch of the Authentic Learning Model in the late 2000s by Marilyn Lombardi.

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