Category Archives: Weekly Reflections

“Seamless Integration” isn’t possible with neon-yellow thread

As I continue my reading in GSU’s Fundamentals of Instructional Design and Technology, there seems to be a theme. As Deborah L. Lowther and Steven M. Ross point out in Chapter 21 of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and … Continue reading

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A Model for Lasting Tech Integration

My last post dealt with how designers should use instructional technology, specifically performance supports, also known as job aids or just-in-time learning. While I’m a fan of performance supports in most cases (there’s always exceptions), some of the discussion board … Continue reading

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Ed-tech: solving problems or creating problems to solve?

This week J. Michael Spector’s quote, “Tools and technology strongly influence our habits of thinking, and that should be recognized in the world of educational technology” struck me (123). Quite frequently, we think about how technology affects our behaviors: from … Continue reading

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Designing for Motivation

Motivation was just one of a few topics included in the reading for my instructional design and technology course, yet it was one of the most popular on the discussion board. Some common questions and themes: How can instructional designers … Continue reading

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(De)Constructivist applications of technology

In Foundations of Instructional Technology and Design (or Instructional Design and Technology), the reading is deep into learning theories and instructional theories and how each intersect with instructional design and technology (and, naturally, theories of instructional design and technology). Or as … Continue reading

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An Ethical Model for #IDT?

Last week, I wanted a model for ethical instructional design and technology, and this week I got it. I suppose I should do the reading one week in advance. J. Michael Spector in Foundations of Educational Technology: Integrative Approaches and … Continue reading

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Learning from Mistakes and Ethics #IDT

For my Foundations of Instructional Design and Technology course, I offered my thoughts on ed-tech cyclical failures and a need for ethical design. Comments to my discussion board post, which is locked away inside a LMS, referred to ed-tech adoption … Continue reading

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Talking Collaborating @GAvirtual

This is the third of three posts wrapping up my third semester with the Georgia Virtual School. The first focused on discussion boards, the second on synchronous sessions, and now the third is on collaboration. Particularly teacher collaboration, because I … Continue reading

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Talking Synchronous Sessions @GAvirtual

  Before the Thanksgiving Break, I wrote I would recap the last few weeks in three sections: discussion boards, synchronous sessions, and collaboration. The previous post, Talking Discussions acknowledged how students post and reply according to scripts and how teachers … Continue reading

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Talking Discussion Boards @GAVirtual

  Since it’s been a couple weeks since my last post, there’s too much to recap in one post, so I’ll address discussion board developments now, then synchronous sessions, and collaboration in future posts. What’s kept me away is that … Continue reading

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