Tag Archives: Effective/Efficient

Do you have the right attitude toward your eLearning?

I have been participating in a MOOC that I am involved with through NovoEd, called Creativity: Music to My Ears. It started last week and the instructor, Tina Seeling from Stanford University shared recently that if we want to be … 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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The Parallels of Instructional Design & Ferrari

I recently came across an episode of Ultimate Factories, which showcased the Ferrari Factory in Italy. The Ferrari factory which produces the car that everyone dreams of owning and few ever do, has some striking similar characteristics to the field … Continue reading

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Designers should have a “chess game” design perspective in mind…

This post discusses a recent article in TechTrends, by Jason McDonald—The Creative Spirit of Design. The article discusses three characteristics instructional designers, like myself, may exemplify, i.e., imagination, creation-oriented, and inter-disciplinary action. These will be tentatively discussed in subsequent posts … Continue reading

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Getting and/or Redesigning Content

The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading … Continue reading

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It always boils down to the evidence…

What good is research if the results are not valid?  OK, “valid” is used rather ambiguous here.  According to Wikipedia’s definition of validity: [research] is valid if and only if its conclusion is entailed by its premises, a formula is … Continue reading

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Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. It is rare, if ever, that I see such a presentation that is readily effective “as is” for online instruction. When PPt as … Continue reading

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