24 septembre 2018

What Happens When There Are No Standards In Curriculum Design?

What Happens When There Are No Standards In Curriculum Design?
This article expresses a point of view that is widely held in academic, that it is important that courses following one another conform to something like a standard approach in order to allow for a smooth transition from one to the next. More...

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17 septembre 2018

Should Online Course Design Meet Accessibility Standards?

Should Online Course Design Meet Accessibility Standards?
The author argues that "Very few educationally-related websites (such as institutional homepages) meet even the minimum standards of priority one [accessibility standards] and much current online educational course content fails even more miserably. Legacy content that was designed in the past by any of the packaged proprietary platforms (such as WebCT, Cold Fusion, Dreaweaver, Front Page, Flash, Domino, Quick Place, Learning Space etc) does even not meet priority one." The author argues that the means to respond to this lack of accessibility is through the use of standards. More...

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11 septembre 2018

Learning Design and Reuseability

Learning Design and Reuseability
Another reasonable and well written CETIS article, this one discussing the commentary surrounding my Design, Standards and Reusability paper. The general response seems to be to admit that reuse, as I define it, isn't possible using learning design, but that this doesn't matter. More...

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06 septembre 2018

The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere

The Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere
I found this relatively new blog by following a link to this item through my referrer system, then following the link on a comment on that page. It is based on the author's book of the same name. More...

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Changing Places: Instructional Designers Become Online Classroom Participants

Changing Places: Instructional Designers Become Online Classroom Participants
Good article describing instructional designers' experiences as online students during a series of presentations hosted by e-Learning Guru (the eLearning Developers' Journal, in which this article appears, is usually a subscription-based journal, however, the author sent me this link, which works - for now, at least. More...

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An Essay on W3C's Design Principles

An Essay on W3C's Design Principles
This is a nice essay and it covers the major aspects of the web's design principles: simplicity, usability, device-independency, and a dozen more. But for all that, it misses the web's most important principles, or so it seems to me. The web is distributed, meaning that the entire thing isn't stored on a single computer. More...

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Learning By Design

Learning By Design
A nice, long, lingering look at the process of instructional design. The bit at the beginning is especially interesting, where the author (who chooses to remain nameless) contrasts the 'engineer' model of instructional design with that of the 'gardener'. More...

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Design, Standards and Reusability

Design, Standards and Reusability
In order to use a learning design with a set of objects, the learning design must specify the objects to be used, and if the objects to be used are specified, then the learning design is not reusable. More...

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25 août 2018

Instructional designers share an evolving role, research finds

eCampus NewsAs demand for online education grows, so, too, does the demand for instructional designers on campus. More...

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03 août 2018

It’s time to revise our approach to program design

University Business Magazine logoThe rapidly shifting landscape of higher education is well documented; fewer traditional 18- to 24-year-olds but increasing numbers of non-traditional-age students, decreasing state allocation causing an increasing dependence on tuition, greater competition for a decreasing number of students (including international ones), and decreasing demand for face-to-face lectures in rows of desks while steadily increasing demand for online and blended classroom models. More...

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