Developing ISD Best Practices to Succeed in the ‘Age of Acceleration’

In a recent piece, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discusses the increasing pace of technological innovation, and what it means for workers and training (2017). As Friedman states, “If you want to be a lifelong employee anywhere today, you have to be a lifelong learner” (2017, p. 27). He goes on to cite a … Continue reading Developing ISD Best Practices to Succeed in the ‘Age of Acceleration’

Social Media for Teaching, Learning, and Job Hunting

Social media programs provide several potential applications to support and enhance teaching and learning.  These include connecting students, tutors, and teachers within learning communities, for sharing and discovering content, and for communication and collaboration.   For example, the following sites, identified here as being among the most popular by the Pew Research Center, are used to … Continue reading Social Media for Teaching, Learning, and Job Hunting

The Academic Writing Approach

Academic writing is a formal approach to written communication governed and informed by rules and practices; this best differentiates it from the myriad of personal writing styles which, though subject to convention, are not beholden to it in the way that academic texts are.  These rules and practices include: formal essay-based structure (introduction-body-conclusion); citation and … Continue reading The Academic Writing Approach