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You can tear apart a Flash program and see how the various pieces are orchestrated in the timeline or download yet another PowerPoint template, but there is also a craft of instructional design that combines art and science that can not be collapsed into a simple, cookbook-like sequence of steps to follow. Technical expertise and access to technology are necessary, but only an open-mind, experimental thinking, prototyping of new ideas, collaborative development across team members, early testing with potential users, and constant awareness of what motivates your learners can push aside that shade of boring e-learning and really engage learners in compelling learning experiences. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all the world of training there is nothing else real and abiding.
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Great video that can be applied to both work and our personal lives
06 Dec 2010 Leave a comment
Within our NIEHS outreach and engagement community we are committed to healthy homes in the U.S. Wouldn’t it be great to go global!
Efficient safe stoves are good for the environment, economy, and the health and safety of families in third-world countries.
I will be going to a noon-time talk this Wednesday to hear about Aprovecho Research
06 Dec 2010 Leave a comment
ASCD has some new video clips in preparation for the 2011 Annual Conference. One hit home. When trying to get faculty and personnel to adopt new ways of doing things, it is easy to get defensive and take things personally, because it can get so frustrating. It is important to not take lack of interest personally and let egos take control. Just continue to share what is possible.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs edited a book called, Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. The way it ends to describe changes in the classroom also hits home for how we can make those changes.
- We need to move from knowing the right answers to knowing how to behave when the answers are not readily apparent;
- We need to shift from transmitting meaning to students to finding ways for student to construct meaning;
- We need to move away from just external evaluations (by the teacher, of student work) to more self-assessment, which breeds improvement.
02 Dec 2010 Leave a comment
Authenticity is key to connecting with people around their health.
Utilizing technology to create behavior change takes an entrepreneurial spirit, passion to make a difference, and a holistic view of health.
A possible explanation for the reason that Health has generated its own “2.0” term are its applications across health care in general, and in particular it potential in public health promotion. One author describes the potential as “limitless”. (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_2.0)
The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. Above all, Health 2.0 remains a venue where innovation in technology is introduced and ground-breaking ideas are shared to drive change in the health care system.
Articles and videos from this conference are quite thought-provoking for our outreach and engagement coming out of academia.
See What’s the point of Health 2.0? for a video and article coming from this conference. A final quote from the video:
“Use Technology to Expand the Human Element”
In 2007, I presented and wrote about PatientsLikeMe.com, a site that allows patients to share and help one another. I knew this idea was valuable to patients!
In the time since launch (2005), the company has expanded to 9 disease categories, with plans to expand to many more. The company was named as one of the “15 Companies that Will Change the World” by Business 2.0 and CNN Money. It was also featured in a March, 2008 New York Time Magazine article entitled “Practicing Patients” and in December 2008 on a television segment with Sanjay Gupta for the CBS Evening News.
Wikipedia reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PatientsLikeMe