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Backchannel? Slack Channel!

Harnessing Turned-On Brains A live learning conference or training event can be a busy, chaotic, and stimulating setting for learning new things. Not only...

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Choosing Images is an Art Form

Whether you’re designing a presentation, an online course, or just updating your blog, your choice of images can add meaning to your message, or completely distract from it. At worst, poorly-chosen images can diminish your credibility, distract your audience, and even get you into legal trouble (!!!), so it’s important to choose images with care.

UbD is the Ultimate Learning Technology

This is a pretty dense, fiber-full article about backward learning design by one of my instructional design heroes, Michael Feldstein. It introduces the concept of Backwards Design (part of Understanding by Design, which he also introduces). Most importantly, it makes the case that designing course strictly aligned with learning outcomes enables us to collect data programmatically, scalably, so we can make timely interventions that result in better student learning overall.