Week 1 – IDT 863 – Models vs Theories

These posts mirror my class discussion posts for IDT 863 at Old Dominion University, I’m including them here primarily for my own documentation of things I’ve thought of, that perhaps I’d like to search through again later. The text for this class is: Richey, R. C., Klein, J. D., & Tracey, M. W. (2010). The instructional […]

IDT 830 – HPT Best Practices in the Workplace – Patagonia

This paper is an inquiry into the ways Patagonia exemplifies Human Performance Technology best practices in the workplace.
“We’re in business to save our home planet.” This is not the rallying cry of the Sierra Club, the Environmental Protection agency or some other large scale non-profit environmental non-governmental organization. It’s the mission statement for Ventura, California based Patagonia.

Week 8 – IDT 875 Discussion

Mayer’s 12 Principles are some of the major cornerstones in multimedia based instruction. This week we’ve been tasked with going through the principles and thinking on how we can best actualize these principles in practice.

Reconciling Workflows with Human Performance Theory

This is a short piece written about when the managing of tasks gets us too far out of the doing of tasks. It’s something many are dealing with on a daily basis and industry has many, many, tools to address these issues but are they working to improve human performance? Are they working to improve the bottom line? Are they working to improve anything?

Week 7 – IDT 875 Discussion

This week’s readings are in a lot of ways a self-reflection on how we feel about asynchronous learning in comparison to what the research finds. What the research suggests is that the jury is still in many ways out on web-based interactions, and while there are a number of promising proposals and methodologies there is little in the form of consensus on the best methodology for creating learner interactions in web based environments.

Week 5 IDT 875 Discussion

I think the text does a good job at pointing out one of the most obvious and the one that came to mind immediately when reading through the chapter and that is the ability to evaluate in the actual online learning environment. Things like necessary software requirements, protective firewalls, hardware capabilities, and just simply user error are certainly things that can effect the evaluation of the module.

Leaders in HPT – IDT 830 Assignment

When tasked with this assignment I was tempted to simply go with Bloom, Gagne, Kirkpatrick, Mager or Skinner. Each of these people I am already quite familiar with but haven’t necessarily taken a deep dive into their work, most likely because I feel their work is brought up all of the time in the IDT realm. While I don’t mind Top 40 music, I’m normally more of an indie music kind of guy and I feel this assignment was an excellent opportunity for me to find some new artists that are worthy of a listen, rather than going back to the greatest hits.

Week 4 IDT 875 Discussion

These are question and answer prompts from for work towards my PhD at Old Dominion University. The text is Web-Based Learning: Design, Implementation and Evaluation by Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers  (Author), Karen L. Rasmussen (Author),  Patrick R. Lowenthal  (Author) Question 1: Practice writing task analysis. Using a numbered list format to write a task analysis for one learning objective of […]

Week 3 IDT 875 Discussion

For me it’s about having it relate to their actual lives. For instance, in high school I struggled to find any reason to care about calculus, I went through AP Calculus and beyond simply because I knew I “should” know it, but without any context as to why it might be important I had no real reason to leverage that learned knowledge, and thus I stopped taking Calculus and the later as soon as I possibly could have…