At work lately, I have been privileged to work on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. For those that don’t know the philosophy of CPD, as a member of some companies/professional bodies, you must understand the value of life-long learning. Some companies/professional bodies there is an obligation to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) as […]
Before the MDA Framework was written, the terms “mechanics” and “dynamics” were already in common use among designers. The term “aesthetics” in this sense had not, but has gained more use in recent years.
Been reading a book called Learning by Doing by Clark Aldrich. Even though many of the examples in the book come from industry and the military, his frameworks allow those examples to be translated into higher education. I liked it because it had guidelines for developing and implementing simulations in real-life. I thought I would share with you all my findings.
While working at a recent client, I recently overheard some people in the HR department talk about this cool thing called Gilberts Behavior Engineering Model, so I thought to myself, I should look into this. So I came across this article, and it was definately worth a read for those in Instructional Design and Change […]
From my experience and observation, a lot people lately (the last 2 years or so) have been throwing the whole “gamification” and “simulation” terms around in the eLearning community. As some of you know, I have been into this sort of stuff for a bit longer than this (5+ years) so I would like to help some of those newbies out there, what these terms are and how to appropriately use them.
As instructional designers we are constantly being bombarded with new technologies and new trends. It’s difficult to distinguish which are fads, and which are worthy of our investments of time and resources. The safest, and often most expedient course of action is to continue to focus on the delivery technology we know is NOT a […]
I am working on revamping an old project at home in my spare time and came across some of my old learning theory text books from university the other day. One guy that stood out I remember was a guy called Robert Gagne.