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 […]
These days, stories are not just for parents with children or journalists with readers. Good teachers have always known the power of stories in the classroom. Stories often hold a strange and magical quality that can interest and engage learners in a way that few other materials and methods have. While the telling of stories […]
I have been a member of various ‘meetups’ for years now, but it was only the last 3 months that I worked up enough courage to actually attend an event again. I had been tooling around on the site one day and found a few groups for people here in Melbourne in the eLearning arena.
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.
A big part of my work as both a UX and an Instructional Designer is creating scenarios. Scenarios are awesome ways to engage people, promote their decision making skills, and to help them apply the acquired knowledge through practice. Scenarios, in the case of eLearning, (my forte) can help students get the idea of different […]
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.
This is a rant about the importance of curriculum and content in eLearning, because lately a few people have been thinking that I am that I am just a techno-geek and I just play with code and gadgets all day and don’t care about the underpinning theories and frameworks etc.