Trends in using educational technology – should I follow them? Am I? Who knows! #ide15ala

Q: What technologies (and these can be old, new, or emerging) might be most appropriate for your final project?  A: I’ve actually been “in the process” of applying for a grant for handheld tablets pretty much since I started as an instructional librarian. But when I stop to think about it, what would I actually use […]

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On learning theories applied in the classroom and motivation #ide15ala

Behaviorism vs. Cognitivism vs Constructionism I think probably what strikes me most (right now, anyway) about the three different learning strategies discussed in the video is how they are probably a little more applicable in different contexts than they might initially appear. It would be easy to just suggest that Behaviorism is the chosen learning […]

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Part 2: Fink’s Questions #ide2015ala

Integrating Steps 1-4 1. Situational Factors – Assuming you have done a careful, thorough job of reviewing the situational factors, how well are these factors reflected in the decisions you made about learning goals, feedback and assessment, learning activities? What potential conflicts can you identify that may cause problems? Are there any disconnects between your  […]

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Ideas on situational factors to consider when planning instructional sessions #IDE15ALA

Tasked with completing a worksheet: SITUATIONAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER 1. Specific Context of the Teaching/Learning Situation – How many students are in the class? Is the course lower division, upper division, or graduate level? How long and frequent are the class meetings? How will the course be delivered: live, online, or in a classroom or […]

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