Tag Archives: Design

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. In a previous posting, Does it matter if you are late to class in a MOOC? Thousands a week still register for … Continue reading

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eLearning Principles from MOOC expert—Tina Seeling

Can you teach creativity? Can you teach creativity online? Can you teach creativity to more than 44 thousand students online? Tina Seeling was crazy enough to try this in some previous MOOCs that she has taught for Stanford.  She has … Continue reading

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Let’s talk more about the verb than the noun!

I enjoyed the Global Education Conference last week. I virtually attended a handful of sessions related some of my professional interests, e.g., online classes, online programs, MOOCs, badges vs. grades, creativity, DIY, students as “makers” or “curators,” higher order thinking … Continue reading

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Think. Think more. Drink coffee. Stop thinking. Start doing…

Came across another motivational commercial for our field. Maybe it will motivate me and not watch so much TV. I don’t know. We shall see. The commercial is for the new Dodge Dart. It starts off with telling us to … Continue reading

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Two kinds of designers: Those that merely make and those that DESIGN.

I have been on a little technology commercial kick here lately and came across a vintage Apple commercial starting a young Kevin Costner. The narrator tells that us that: The way some business people spend their time has very little … Continue reading

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What if it doesn’t look like a duck, walk like a duck, and/or quack like a duck?

I was teaching class today and we were discussing the best practice to make sure that our sites have a simple design and layout. One of my students chose to critique news websites which which are often the worst offenders … Continue reading

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Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water…

Finally getting to the design phase with a client is a very exciting time because this is when the web designer’s creativity should come out. All of this is built upon a foundation of brainstorming that should have occurred during … Continue reading

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