Designing for Learning

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Designing Good Discussion Questions

In another post we introduced Bloom’s Taxonomy, specifying how these categories of understanding might help us as we design discussion questions or…
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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open learning represents a growing facet in global education today, and as such highlights one consequence of the growth of self-directed…
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What counts as evidence?

Post coming soon!…
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Writing Affective Objectives

The affective learning taxonomy is one that is often overlooked in our traditional educational models, and yet is absolutely essential…
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Writing Behavioral Objectives

Second, O’Donnell’s subtle admonition that researchers explore how the medium of online education might be “artfully [exploited] in its own right,” [2] has…
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Writing Cognitive Objectives

In 1956 an educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, articulated a hierarchy (taxonomy) for understanding differing levels of cognition, starting with the…
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Communities of Practice

Etienne Wenger and William Snyder claim that “although communities of practice have been around for centuries” the use of “the term [is…
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Information architecture

Stakeholder Preferences: A third important idea on how IA might be useful to your work in online course design comes…
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Lifelong Learning

Educational theorists like Sir Kenneth Robinson have long called for a learning revolution that would better equip learners to live and work…
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Transformative Learning

Although ideas surrounding transformative learning within formal academic settings have traditionally been associated with Jack Mezirow’s theory from the 1970s [1], the…
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SDL Learning Processes

One positive consequence of the growth of SDL in contemporary educational settings has been a refocusing on the processes of…
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SDL Skills

Your online design can offer one pathway in the development of SDL skills for emerging leaders who will be facing…
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Self-Directed Learning

Self-directed learning (SDL) has gained significant momentum as a design priority across the varied educational landscapes, today. Although this growth…
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Adult Learning – Part 2

Read Part 1 of Adult Learning on making connections. Learning Design Strategies Transmission – Daniel Pratt and Associates (2005) [1]…
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Adult Learning – Part 1

Although theories of adult learning seemed to blossom in the 1960s, at least in the West, leading to learning designations…
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Learner Experience (LX)

Learner experience (LX) is a relatively new term for, and a narrowing of a field of study originally called user…
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Readiness to Learn

Churchill’s quip reminds us that the work of teaching and learning is a little like a dance, subtly drawing together…