Reinventing the wheel of learning- Educational Reform
The learning process is not as easy as it appears to be. This is why philosophers and researchers have been trying to figure out for years how the human brain works. Educators and learners alike also seek to find miracle cure that will one day help eradicate these literacy problems. I recently, read some articles, which focused on the theme ‘No Child Left behind’ campaign slogan. These articles had one thing in common – how to reinvent the wheel of learning by utilizing technological tools to enhance the learning experience. I figure why not help spread the word; after all, learning is not limited to just chalk and talk. As a future instructional designer, I am motivated to learn as much as I can to ensure that no learner is left behind. Therefore, I welcome educators to join me on my quest as I continue to explore different ways to meet the needs of learners. As Oliver Holmes once said “ A man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
- 3 Simple Techniques to Guide Your Learner’s Attention
(http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/3-simple-techniques-to-guide-your-learners-attention/) In this article Tom Kuhlmann explores the art of captivating learner’s attention. He pointed out the importance of structuring and present your content to impact how individuals learn and gain their understanding. I was fascinated by this article because I have come to realize how differently the mind articulates information. Since first impress last, it is therefore crucial that as instructional designers (teachers) we learn how to create lasting memory.
- 50 Resources to Use Animation as a Teaching Tool
(http://classroom-aid.com/2014/01/22/50-resources-to-use-animation-as-a-teaching-tool/) Tess Pajaron encourages instructors to use animation as a tool to add more creativity to their presentation. She offers a list of free reliable resources that can be easily incorporated into presentation content. She believe these tools can also enrich the students’ creativity by bringing their work to life.
- 5 Levers of eLearning Design(http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning_design/isd/5-levers-of-elearning/)