Advice for Students

This post is designed to allow alumni of the IIT program and other professionals in the field of e-learning and instructional design a chance to provide advice, direction and comments to students who are currently earning a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology. Please take the time and provide some input. I am sure the students […]

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RFP: Requirements Matrix

Often, a good strategy for responding to an E-Learning Request for Proposal (RFP) is to create a Requirements Matrix. The matrix helps the vendor keep track of all the items that the client is requesting be contained within the e-learning proposal. You can see a sample Requirements Matrix by clicking on the link below. Sample […]

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Evaluation: Thought Unit

One method of developing a multiple choice question that requires cognitive processing is to define a “thought unit.” A thought unit is a segment of material to be learned that is organized around one theme or focal idea. It is more expansive than an objective and requires more processing from the learner. A thought unit […]

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Comments

For this blog to work, it needs to be a two way discussion between visitors and myself. To that end, this post is to solicite ideas and thoughts you have about what topics you would like to see me address in this blog. Please feel free to input information about the types of subjects that […]

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Casual Educational Games

There seems to be an attitude in training and academic circles that you need to “go big or go home” when it comes to educational game development. Well, you don’t need to go home…or go big. An educational game doesn’t have to be an expensive first-person master piece to be educational and entertaining. Beneficial, educational […]

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Evaluation: Test Creation Tips

Here are a few tips for creating effective multiple choice questions: 1) Provide a scenario in which the learner has to apply knowledge previously learned to answer the question. Avoid straight memorization.2) Encourage the learner to draw conclusions from the content provided.3) When several items are based on a single case or problem situation, make […]

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Out and About: Learning Organisation

Just recently finished presenting in London on the topic of Learning Organizations which described how organistions need to focus on knowledge transfer between the older, more mature workforce and the new gamer generation that learns differently and has different learning and workforce expectations. Here are some interesting facts about the gamer generation in Europe. In […]

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