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Instructional Design

Instructional Design
Related resources from InnovativeLearning.com site: (n): The process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning needs and systematic development of learning materials. Instructional designers often use technology and multimedia as tools to enhance instruction. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character is a fascinating look into the important role of non-cognitive skills like perseverance, curiosity, and grit on educational success. Trends & Issues in Instructional Design and Technology is Written by the leading figures in the field, this book clearly defines and describes the rapidly converging fields of instructional design, instructional technology, and performance technology.

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An Overview of How to Design Instruction Using Critical Thinking Concepts The Logic of Instructional Design Instructional design involves two deeply interrelated parts: structures and tactics. In this article we focus on structures. Structures involve the "what" of the course: What am I going to teach? What content am I going to teach? What questions or problems will be central to the course? Online Learning Online learning is a general term used to refer to learning experiences that are delivered via a computer network to learners in different physical locations. Online learning is also known as e-Learning, although that is somewhat of an ambiguous term since just about all learning has some level of "e" in it. In addition, we use technology to enhance our work and we don't call it "e-work". We also don't label other types of learning (for example we don't call reading a book "b-learning"). Therefore while eLearning and online learning are essentially the same thing, the term Online Learning is the preferred term.

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Google Debuts Education Tool Oppia for Teaching Others Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people from around the world through a Web interface, without any programming required. Here is how Google describes its latest venture: Oppia does this by modeling a mentor who poses questions for the learner to answer. Based on the learner’s responses, the mentor decides what question to ask next, what feedback to give, whether to delve deeper, or whether to proceed to something new.

“T-shaped” instructional design process « Spark Your Interest! (Not so) Recently I commented on Twitter about my approach to professional development this year and Steve Flowers (@xpconcept) commented that it made sense in a broader application to instructional design. Then, I saw a tweet from David Kelly (@LnDDave) who was at an #ASTD2012 conference session with Michael Allen. They were presenting their Successive Approximation Method (SAM) as a substitution for ADDIE (poor girl, everyone’s favorite whipping horse), which sounded a lot like a “T” in my mind. A short twitter exchange between Steve and myself led to this…a blog post idea. And now, hopefully a few weeks later a blog post!

Learning theory: models, product and process Learning theory: models, product and process. What is learning? Is it a change in behaviour or understanding? Is it a process? Here we survey some common models. Contents: introduction · learning as a product · task-conscious or acquisition learning, and learning-conscious or formalized learning · learning as a process · the behaviourist orientation to learning · the cognitive orientation to learning · the humanistic orientation to learning · the social/situational orientation to learning · further reading · how to cite this article

5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy 5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom’s Taxonomy by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Admit it–you only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. FREE - Federal Registry for Educational Excellence FREE Features These features originally appeared on the FREE.ED.gov features blog. The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February

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