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Games as instructional technology: Gagne’s Nine Events

The 2012 Horizon Report states that game based learning will be widely adopted in the next  two to three years out. Games can be an effective instructional technology because they often embody theories of learning and instruction (Becker, 2007).   One … Continue reading

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Information Fluency for the Social Sciences

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Another ID model

Another ID model to consider is the Dick, Carey, and Carey model. Like ADDIE, instruction is broken down into segments. Identify Instructional Goals Conduct Instructional Analysis Analyze Learners and Contexts Write Performance Objectives Develop Assessment Instruments Develop Instructional Strategy Develop … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Learning Objects (Usability)

People will adopt LOs if they are seen easy to use and useful (Lau & Woods, 2009).  Ideally there should be formative and summative evaluation at each stage.  There are several ways to evaluate the functionality.  Some of these methods … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Theory for Learning Objects: ADDIE

For a learning object to transmit learning, instructional design must be utilized (Wiley, 2002). There are many instructional design (ID) that can be applied to learning objects.  One is ADDIE (seen below) Using ADDIE for LOs does not differ greatly … Continue reading

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Learning Objectives for Librarians

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It’s been a lengthy hiatus, for reasons I’ll not go into, but now I’m back.  The Spring semester ended abruptly, and Summer is a time for clean up and planning for Fall. My department had a “brown bag” … Continue reading

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Using Gagne’s Learning Outcomes

Drawing on the post above, it’s helpful to take a closer look at some categories of learning outcomes.  The educational psychologist, Robert Gagne set forth five categories of learning outcomes: verbal information, intellectual skill, cognitive strategy, attitude, motor skill. Verbal … Continue reading

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Learning Objectives

In teaching and instruction, one hears about goals and objectives.  They appear on many syllabi. It is useful to know the distinction. A Goal is a broad statement that provides general learning outcomes Students will know how to use the … Continue reading

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Some Instructional Design Basics

I had the opportunity to attend a preconference sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries “Instructional Design for Librarians: The What, Why and How of ID” I think anyone providing library instruction should try to educate themselves about … Continue reading

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