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Tony Bates: “Is there a future in online learning?” A response

Tony Bates feels instructors in online learning should be better prepared, yet few resources are offered. He asks us to predict the future. I offer my take on it based on my prior career in commercial post-production.


Educause: Rethinking the Digital Experience in Higher Education

Thomas and Lorang critique proprietary, “systems solutions” to information archives. They advocate a more reciprocal, community-based approach to constructing information and its structures; participation in collaborative, self-reflective, critical, and active “making”. The Rich Media Playbook supports this case.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On institutional professional development using ID

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

On Client Relations in ISD professional discourse

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

Response to Mr. Downes’ comments

Stephen Downes responds to a critique of connectivism and collective knowledge

Critique of various articles on Online Instruction – part 1

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

Using the ISD model for implementing change

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

Progress report on ISD Model Development, II

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

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.

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?

Progress report on ISD Model Development

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

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

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

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

ISD Development – from an FEA perspective

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

An outline of ISD for Distance Learning content development

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

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

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

Preliminary ISD model development

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

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

An exercise in comparing and contrasting Distance Learning and Pornography.

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.

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”.

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.

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?

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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