Tag: adult learning strategies

Learning Design Guiding Principles: Part 4

Produce a MVP of proposed learning asset(s) at each phase of a learning project. An MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, in the context of design thinking, refers to the most basic interpretation of a concept, a prototype that includes one or more of the basic features you ultimately want the target audience to experience. The […]

Learning Design Guiding Principles: Part 2

Approach learning design as a long-term strategy deeply rooted in an experimental mindset. Throughout all phases of designing learning experiences, carefully document what you are doing and why. How a learning experience design strategy is developed and executed should align closely to the basic scientific method most of us were first introduced to in middle […]

Learning Design Guiding Principles: Part 1

Speak the language of the people you want to influence. Communicate the What’s In IT For Me (WIIFM) in words and phrases that resonate with people in different organizational roles, with different responsibilities and different perspectives related to the source of a common problem and proposed problem solving strategies. Talk to people in your target […]

Manage conflict constructively:  Listen to learn

On the surface, it may appear counterintuitive to cultivate a work environment in which people are encouraged to respectfully voice conflicting points of view. Although research supports the value added by leveraging diverse points of view to fuel innovative problem solving, in practice this can lead to revealing conflicts of interests. Whether we call it […]

What is instructional design?

In the workplace, for instructional design to result in changed behaviors and improved performance, it must be deeply embedded not only in the way we learn, but also in the way we work. The question is, how do we do this systematically? It is an age-old question, and the answer is…one step at a time. ADDIE […]

Pleasant Surprise

Recently, we started exploring ways to use our learning management system to facilitate greater collaboration, particularly asynchronous communication. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see that a faculty member had opened a discussion post that inspired feedback from other members. With faculty being so over committed, being open to virtual discussion and collaboration will create […]

Modeling as an Instructional Strategy

As my organization transitions to a new learning management system (Desire2Learn), I keep trying to figure out ways to help acclimate the faculty I support to the new platform. The more I can model the functionality of various features in the section designated for discipline resources, the more opportunities the faculty will have to experience […]

Faculty Development Workshop Update (2/27-3/4)

Still “tweaking” my lesson plans. I started working on the online instructional tutorial component of my practicum. It has really helped me to narrow my focus and clarify objectives. When you are posting instructions online, you tend to want to be as concise as possible. Going through the process of translating my “face to face” […]