Monthly Archives: October 2011

Week 9: Motivation in the Workplace

I have a whole new perspective on motivation after reading Patricia L. Hardre’s article, ” Beyond Two Decades of Motivation: A Review of the Research and Practice in Instructional Design and Human Performance Technology” and watching Dan Pink’s TED talk … Continue reading

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

In response to the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr our class held an online debate using voice threads. I was placed on the team that argued that no, Google is not making us stupid. Prior to … Continue reading

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Week 8: Multimodal Learning Through Media

We remember… 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70% of what we say 90% of what we say and do = MYTH I was … Continue reading

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Week 9: Interactivity

Last week in LRND 6700 I read a series of articles about interactivity and the need for change in education. To begin with there are different types of interactions. In educational contexts people interact with each other synchronously in classroom … Continue reading

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Weeks 7 & 8: Researching Stephen Downes

Throughout weeks 7 and 8 of LRND 6700 Kayleigh Williams and I researched the work of future theorist Stephen Downes and created a presentation using Animoto. When I found out that we would have the option of using either Glogster … Continue reading

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Week 7: Our Memories Make Us Intelligent

I love reading On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins because he writes about the human brain and how we think in a way that makes sense even though I have almost no background knowledge on the topic. His analogies are really … Continue reading

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Week 6: Creating a Voice Thread

Today I created a voice thread about learning theorist Roger Schank and his theory of goal-based scenarios. The voice thread can be viewed at the following link: http://voicethread.com/share/2285023/ Creating the voice thread was not a difficult process but it was … Continue reading

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