Daily Bookmarks 05/26/2007

Design Shouldn’t Always Mean Instructional Design | Tom Werner

  • Short summary of other types of design besides pure instructional design (simulation design, information design, design of team-building experiences. Specifically, he’s talking about the formal instructional design models here (ADDIE and such). Personally, I tend to not define instructional design so strictly that these other areas can’t be included. Maybe it’s that I need something better to define what I do besides instructional design though.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Whatever You Do, Don’t Drop Practice | Tom Werner  Annotated

  • Summary of research which compared courses with the same content but with specific elements of Gagne’s instructional events removed. The strongest correlation with student performance and satisfaction was with practice with feedback.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Quote: The only instructional element that really matters is practice with feedback.

7 Things You Should Know About…  Annotated

  • EDUCAUSE’s “7 Things You Should Know About” is a series of PDFs with overviews on current areas of interest in education and technology. Previous topics include digitalstorytelling, Creative Commons, virtual worlds, and screencasting.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Quote:

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI’s) 7 Things You Should Know About… series provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice and describes:

  • What it is
  • How it works
  • Where it is going
  • Why it matters to teaching and learning

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