This week we were tasked with reading through some research that discussed the use of Facebook as a facilitation device for an online instructional experience.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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…
This might be the toughest question I’ve received to date, because it’s essentially explain everything I’ve ever learned thus far and relate it to designing online instruction. Whelp here it goes. Learning theories are in many cases the bedrock of any instruction be it online or in person…