A Complex Undertaking

Written by: Greg Kearsley, Ph.D. Being an instructional designer is a complex undertaking.  Generally speaking, I feel that Instructional design programs aren’t as effective as they could be in preparing people for this vocation. While most Instructional Design programs provide good coverage of instructional theory and the process of curriculum design,  some skills areas don’t get addressed, […]

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Got Game?

Written by Steve Sugar- UMBC ISD adjunct faculty member, writer and teacher of low-tech learning games. Low-tech fun can equate to high-powered learning. Successful low-tech training games are easy to describe. They’re simple in design and fun to play.  A successful game can energize content and deliver powerful learning. Games Promote Learning Games introduce a […]

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Sneak Peak – The Learner of the Future

Written by Dr. Greg Williams, Director of the Instructional Systems Development program at UMBC. @isdnow I recently read an article on Smart Blog on Education by Mike Fisher called “Snapshot of a Modern Learner”.The author describes how a young learner named Santos approaches his own learning. Technology is an important tool that helps this student learn. How […]

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Instructing with Infographics

Visual representations of information, data or knowledge, often referred to as infographics, have taken off in the past year. If you spend a moderate amount of time consuming online media, you probably stumble onto a few a week. Fast Company even has an “Infographic of the Day” section on its website! Have you thought about […]

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August is Connected Educator Month

@ISDNow Did you know that August is Connected Educator Month? The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative is launching Connected Educator Month this month (August 2012) to help schools, districts, and states collaborate together for essential professional learning opportunities. Throughout August, registrants will have access to participate in coordinated opportunities, events and activities in […]

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