Monthly Archives: September 2010

Valuing the Adult Learner

Week 6_Presentation_Valuing the Adult LearnerWeek 6_Presentation_Valuing the Adult Learner   This presentation examines characteristics of adult learning and applies these characteristics to instructional system design  (ISD).  ISD is “the process of specifying the conditions for learning.” (Seals & Richie, 1994, p. … Continue reading

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Does Media Affect Learning?

            I will be honest, I am a visual learner, at least that is what I think and believe. There is ample evidence our lives are enriched using media technology. Although television is designed for entertainment, it also has redeeming … Continue reading

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Assessing Need: Finding Common Ground for Instructional Development – Instructional Design.

            Planning occupies a considerably portion of time for educators, managers, designers, trainers, and evaluators. Effective educators and leaders must engage in planning. One component of planning instructional development is assessment. Assessment, like instructional development, is a process that the … Continue reading

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Week 3 _ My Proposal and Argument Points

A basic premise that is common to all is learning is an active process. In the learning situation that I proposed, is a blended approach, but it depends on the context of the training and the desired outcomes expected. I … Continue reading

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Week 3 _ Compare and Contrast Theory (Constructivism, Cognitivism and Behaviorism)

Constructivism Cognitivism (in Duffy, p. 102-103) Behaviorism (In Ertmer & Newby)  Theory: Instructor is viewed as guide, that facilitates learning, not as a transmitter of knowledge Theory: “Cognition theories stress the acquisition  of knowledge and internal mental structure.” (In Ertmer … Continue reading

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Week 3 _ My summary of constructivist perspective in teaching and learning

According to Duffy & Conningham, constructivism shares similarities and differences between many learning theories; however, the basic tenets are (1) learning is an active process of constructing rather than communicating knowledge, and (2) instruction is a process supporting construction rather … Continue reading

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Week 3_Proposed Learning Environment

Proposed Learning Environment Case: A general practice training, it may suitable either in an institutional setting, or in corporate business-training program.  Situation: Instructor assigned to mentor a small group of new teachers, (graduate students, or department store manager because you have … Continue reading

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