Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Learning Through Constructivist Lesson Design

An often-cited issue in education is that, despite heavy institutional investment in instructional technology in both hardware and software, teachers have not embraced a vision of technology integration into their classroom that is student-centered, hands-on, and personalized.  Many teachers, as Herold (2015) relates, “are far more likely to use technology to make their own jobs … Continue reading Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Learning Through Constructivist Lesson Design

Approaching I.D. with a Client-Centered Focus

Instructional design professionals wear many hats.  An overlooked but important one is the role of customer service provider. Instructional design is defined loosely as “a process for helping you to create effective training in an effective manner” (Piskurich, 2015).  Or more specifically, “Instructional design is the systematic development of instructional specifications using learning and instructional … Continue reading Approaching I.D. with a Client-Centered Focus

Project Update #5

Project “creep” is the phenomenon in which the size and scope of a project gradually grows, and often exceeds, what was originally planned for.   As multimedia expert Tay Vaughn writes in his text, Multimedia: Making it Work, “if you don’t clearly delineate the features and specifications of the project expected by your client, you will … Continue reading Project Update #5