Monthly Archives: September 2011

Week 5: Introduction to Voice Threads

Last week in Principles of Multimedia and Courseware Design we were introduced to voice threads. This was the first time that I had heard of voice threads, and at first I thought they were like screencasts where you record an … Continue reading

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Week 4: Screencasting Using Jing

Sometimes life gets in the way, and I fell behind on posting for my Principles of Multimedia and Courseware Design course the past few weeks. In week 4 I learned all about making screencasts using Jing, a free online application. … Continue reading

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Week 5: Smart People or Smart Contexts?

Please visit the Wix site listed below to view mine and Dave Nauert’s post about the article Smart People or Smart Contexts? Cognition, Ability, and Talent Development in an Age of Situated Approaches to Knowing and Learning by Sasha A. … Continue reading

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Week 4: Connectivism and Education

This past week I read a portion of Knowing Knowledge by George Siemens. Siemens believes that learning takes place (or should take place) in networks where we can connect and rely on each other for information and knowledge. This is … Continue reading

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Week: 3 Instructional Design Odds & Ends

This past week I did a variety of things for my Principles of Multimedia and Courseware Design class. First I looked over the interactive multimedia quality checklist to see what the class came up with. I completely agreed with all … Continue reading

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Week 3: Teaching and Technology Philosophies

Prior to reading Understanding E-Learning Technologies-in-Practice Through Philosophies-in-Practice by Heather Kanuka, I had not thought much about specific teaching and technology philosophies and the importance of knowing one’s own philosophies. I knew that there were different schools of thought when … Continue reading

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Week 2: Online Education Development and Delivery

Mohamed Ally begins his book, Role and Function of Theory in Online Education Development and Delivery by outlining an ongoing debate surrounding online learning. One side of the debate is that learning is influenced more by the type of technology … Continue reading

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