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Organizational Front-end Analysis of Task Behavior

The goal was to produce a Front-end Analysis of the SU School of Education website page updating system to determine needs, and then propose recommendations for performance improvement through instructional, professional, or organizational development.

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User-based Design: A Systems Design Method for An Instructional Smartphone Application Used in Design-based Research – FULLTEXT

A formative improvement strategy utilizing User-based Design in the development of an iPhone app. iAdvocate is used informally by parents of children who have an IEP who need information anytime/anyplace in an advocacy situation.

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Research on Digital Literacy assessment instruments – FULLTEXT

This paper gathers information about Digital Literacy and the assessment instruments used to measure it. It is not an exhaustive review, but it is a useful start.

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The Semantic ISD Model, v0.75

Instructional systems developers are challenged to create distance instruction with the advantages of online access but without communication pathologies.

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On institutional professional development using ID

On instructor professional development in higher education, or, What ails professors from becoming better instructors?

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On Client Relations in ISD professional discourse

What could higher education instructors learn from the video post-production business?

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Response to Mr. Downes’ comments

Stephen Downes responds to a critique of connectivism and collective knowledge

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Critique of various articles on Online Instruction – part 1

I review and comment on several articles related to online ISD development schemes – part 1

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Using the ISD model for implementing change

This entry is in response to applying my ISD model towards planned change and instructional development.

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Progress report on ISD Model Development, II

Here is an updated status on the development of my ISD model, as of March 4, 2010.

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On Formative Evaluation issues in the ISD model

On this week’s readings: issues with formative evaluation, research, and application of it in real settings.

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Questionnaire for further development of my ISD model

A summary of ongoing development points in my ISD model development. I should give it a name at some point, eh?

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Progress report on ISD Model Development

Here is an updated status on the development of my ISD model, as of February 18, 2010.

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A Structure/System relationship in examining components of Digital Literacy, Pt. 2

Discussion of some axioms of structure and system as proposed by Anthony Wilden, relating to Digital Literacy assessment, and ISD

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A Structure/System relationship in examining components of Digital Literacy, Pt. 1

Part #1 of developing my Rapid Digital Literacy Assessment instrument, based on some axioms proposed by Anthony Wilden

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Some comments on Dr. Zhao’s ‘Educating Generation M’

A few thoughts on the “delivery” aspect of schools adopting the “student platform”, ostensibly to improve engagement

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ISD Development – from an FEA perspective

My ISD model development, as informed by Front-End Analysis studies

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An outline of ISD for Distance Learning content development

An Assessment Model for Content Creation in Distance Learning Environments for Higher Education

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A critique of Downes’ Connectivism and defense of the PLE paradigm

Examining Stephen Downes’ 2006 essay “Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge” – part 1

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Preliminary ISD model development

On a preliminary ISD model development effort informed by ADDIE, McLuhan, and Wilden

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Distance Learning #7 – Re-reading Marshall McLuhan, pt. 2

On re-reading Marshall McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” to understand more about Distance Learning: Hot and Cool media, Face-to-face learning and Distance Learning compared to pornography (again).

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Distance Learning #6 – Re-reading Marshall McLuhan, pt. 1

On re-reading Marshall McLuhan’s “Understanding Media” to understand more about Distance Learning, and learning though games.

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Distance Learning #5 – On Analog and Digital communication theory

On analog and digital communication theory, as proposed in Anthony Wilden’s article, “Analog and Digital Communication-On Negation, Signification and Meaning” – a prelude to forming a diagnostic tool for evaluating Distance Learning.

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Distance Learning #4 – On Distance Learning and Pornography, pt. 2

An exercise in comparing and contrasting Distance Learning and Pornography, Part 2

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Distance Learning #3 – On Distance Learning and Pornography, pt. 1

An exercise in comparing and contrasting Distance Learning and Pornography.

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Comments on Zhao & Frank’s ecological perspective of classroom technology integration

Some comments on having read half of Yong Zhao & Kenneth A. Frank’s paper on an ecological model for technology integration into classrooms.

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Distance Learning #2

On “feeling taught”, the ecology of face-to-face learning as rooted in evolution, and “my learning” as sentience similar to “my instincts” or “my love”.

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Distance Learning #1

On how being grilled as an employee in a high-pressure work environment has affected my learning ethic, my cynicism about hostile teachers, and why distance learning makes me panic.

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On Asynchronous Technologies #2

Question #2. Does investment in current asynchronous technologies as a learning tool pose a risk that the failure of any of them to sustain their relevance over time might also make obsolete the skills leveraged by them?

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On Asynchronous Technologies #1

Question #1: Could the use of asynchronous communication technology as a learning tool create a population of workers that will be proficient in the technology, but potentially destructive to the businesses in which they work?

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