In this article, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite design thinking resources—from inspiration and worksheets to academic research. For learning professionals, design thinking challenges us to think about the learning solutions we design in terms of objectives, motivation, and barriers.
The University of West Florida strives to provide a safe living, learning and working environment for its students, faculty and staff. Emergency operations and communications plans ensure timely and appropriate assessment, response and information dissemination in the event an emergency incident occurs.
Even though eLearning is not a new concept, those who favor ILT are not convinced that online training is effective at producing the desired outcomes. So, here are several reasons why eLearning really does work for learners. If you’re still not sold on eLearning, try a blended approach.
UWF Military Veterans Resource Center – provides transition assistance counseling, program and application information, and certifies eligible students to receive DVA educational benefits while maintaining productive relations with the DVA and other agencies serving veterans.
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According to Branford et al., “technology does not guarantee effective learning” and inappropriate use of technology can even hinder it. A University of Washington study of infant vocabulary shows that it is slipping due to educational baby DVDs. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, a 2007 University of Washington study on the vocabulary of babies surveyed over 1,000 parents in Washington and Minnesota. The study found that for every one hour that babies 8–16 months of age watched DVDs and Videos they knew 6-8 fewer of 90 common baby words than the babies that did not watch them. Andrew Meltzoff, a surveyor in this study states that the result makes sense, that if the baby’s ‘alert time’ is spent in front of DVDs and TV, instead of with people speaking, the babies are not going to get the same linguistic experience. Dr. Dimitri Chistakis, another surveyor reported that the evidence is mounting that baby DVDs are of no value and may be harmful.
“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. So, what can instructional designers do to convert legacy programs to modern eLearning? eLearning Tools legacy eLearning MORE
In the competitive world today, majority of the companies are gradually realizing the significance of knowledge sharing among individuals working within an organization. It is being identified as an essential constituent for corporate success. MORE
Effective technology use deploys multiple evidence-based strategies concurrently (e.g. adaptive content, frequent testing, immediate feedback, etc.), as do effective teachers. Using computers or other forms of technology can give students practice on core content and skills while the teacher can work with others, conduct assessments, or perform other tasks. Through the use of educational technology, education is able to be individualized for each student allowing for better differentiation and allowing students to work for mastery at their own pace.
Focused on exploring all facets of performance, The KPI Institute performs research on 12 different practice domains, ranging from Strategy and KPIs to Employee Performance, and from Customer Service to Innovation Performance.
There has also been a growing interest in e-learning as a beneficial educational method for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). With the growing popularity in e-learning among K-12 and higher education, the opportunity to take online classes is becoming increasingly important for students of all ages. However, students with ADHD and special needs face different learning demands compared to the typical developing learner. This is especially significant considering the dramatic rise in ADHD diagnoses in the last decade among both children and adults. Compared to the traditional face-to-face classroom, e-learning and virtual classrooms require a higher level of executive functions, which is the primary deficit associated with ADHD. Although ADHD is not specifically named in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with ADHD who have symptoms that interfere with their learning or ability may be eligible for assistive technology. Some examples of the resources that may help interest students and adults with ADHD consist of, computer software, brain games, timers, calendars, voice recognition devices, screen magnifiers, and talking books.