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Notes on “Learning in the Making…”

  To contextualize our field trip to the Invention Studio, my professor had us read “Learning in the Making: A Comparative Case Study of Three Makerspaces” by Sheridan, Rosenfeld, Litts, Brahms, Jacobs-Priebe, and Owens (2014). They study three self-identified makerspaces: … Continue reading

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Field Trip to GaTech’s Invention Studio

Tuesday evening, I visited Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio; a field trip for my MakerSpace / Maker-Mindset course “Inventing to Learn.” The space is nestled away on the second floor of the Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex, which also contains larger labs for … Continue reading

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Learning Environment Redesign

Walk into any learning environment, and you’ll see the theory of learning that created it. The phrase “sage on the stage” is one example. When behaviorism prevailed, classrooms and lecture halls were designed so an audience would absorb the expert’s … Continue reading

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An Update

It’s been a while since my last post, and that’s because my creative heavy-lifting was finishing up papers and e-learning modules. It’s difficult for me to do both. Now, however, it’s a new semester, my final semester as a GSU … Continue reading

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“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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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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(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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