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Analyzing Scope Creep

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In my current position as Senior Design and Development Officer in a government agency in charge of public transport services, I had to develop an induction program for new employees consisting of seven courses and a final practical day. Each course is part of a nationally recognized training package for the transport, logistics, and infrastructure30

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Project Schedule and Estimating Activity Duration

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Planning an instructional design project requires that the project manager, instructional designer, or person in charge of conducting the project to an end applies skills of project management while using the systematic and iterative approach of an instructional design model to ensure proper learning techniques and strategies will be integrated in the final refined solution30

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Communicating Effectively

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In this post I am analyzing how different modalities of delivering a message can affect the way that message is interpreted. Text (Email): first I have a message delivered as a text mode using an email as shown in the following picture.   I interpret that Jane (the sender of the message) needs data that30

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Learning from a Project “Post-mortem”

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My first real practice developing an online course was a mixture of bitter sweet experience for me. On one hand I really enjoyed getting my hands on the field and applying what I have learned so far in instructional design. But on the other hand, I experienced frustration because the product did not get enough30

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Project Management in Education and Training

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Having a vast set of skills as an Instructional Designer is not enough to ensure that projects in Education and Training will have a happy ending. And that is why it is important as an Instructional Designer to develop skills in the area of Project Management in order to not only focus ID projects on30

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Future Perceptions of Distance Learning

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Future Perceptions of Distance Learning What do you think the perceptions of distance learning will be in the future (in 5–10 years; 10–20 years)? Within 5 to 10 years perceptions of distance learning will change positively to allow more and more learners develop higher levels of confidence in this type of learning environment. It will30

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Guide to Convert a Face-to-Face Training Program to a Distance Learning Program

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I developed a guide to convert a face to face training program to a distance learning program based on five stages: Stage 1: Pre-planning. Stage 2: Design. Stage 3: Develop. Stage 4: Implement. Stage 5: Evaluate. Click on this link to view the interactive guide with more details about each stage: http://www.mylove4learning.com/wp-content/My_Articulate_Projects/Guide_to_Distance_Learning-Storyline output/story.html Additionally, to read more30

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The Impact of Open Source

In this post I am analysing an open source course called “Writing for the Web” that I did last year and I actually really enjoyed. URL: https://www.open2study.com/courses/writing-for-the-web The open source course “Writing for the Web” is offered by Open 2 Study and is a free course with a linear designed structure divided into modules with30

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Distance Learning Technologies

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In this post I want to suggest two technologies to facilitate a collaborative learning environment given the following case scenario: “A new automated staff information system was recently purchased by a major corporation and needs to be implemented in six regional offices. Unfortunately, the staff is located throughout all the different offices and cannot meet30

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Definition of Distance Learning

Defining Distance Learning

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Initially I used to define distance learning as the learning methodology where the instructor and the learners are separated geographically and interact asynchronously. In this methodology, learners access the course resources via internet, radio, TV, or postal services. Interactions between the instructor and the learners occur via a telecommunication system such as the internet, telephone,30

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Learning Object: Graphic.

Combining Learning Objects

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    I have been studying the impact of multimedia elements to create engaging learning experiences. This post is my final project where I combine different multimedia components such as graphics, a text document in PDF format, an audio, and a screencast. In this particular project, all these components are related to the topic of Blogs and Blogging. A30

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Welcome page - Benefits of Educating Girls

Benefits of Educating Girls

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I recently had the opportunity to watch the documentary “Girl Rising” (Girl rising, 2013) and it was like an eye opener experience to me. I not only watched the documentary as any other TV show you would sit and watch on a Sunday afternoon, but I also got really touched by this documentary. According to30

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Learning Theories

Learning Theories: A Summary Tool

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Studying the different learning theories can be an overwhelming task, and that is why I wanted to develop a little tool using Articulate Storyline to have in one place some key ideas about the most common learning theories. I am a strong believer that as instructional designers and professionals in education we do not need30

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Learning Theories and Instruction

Reflection about Learning Theories and Instruction

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During the course of “Learning Theories and Instruction” that I took as part of my masters degree program with Walden University, I discovered that the learning process is complex and individuals cannot be categorized into one particular learning style. However, the most surprising idea I found during this course is that learning processes are continuously under research and even the30

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Fitting the pieces together

Fitting the Pieces Together

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When I started researching about learning theories, I noticed that constructivism was the learning theory that was more aligned to the learning approach that I consider more effective, due to the fact that in constructivism the learning process is an active construction of knowledge where the learner is building the knowledge and the instructor has30

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My Learning Network

Mapping my Learning Connections

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When I started to think about a career change from engineering to the educational field I did not know where to start or what steps to take. In order to organize my ideas I went online and started researching about the different fields in education and what could be more suitable to me. In this30

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Brain-Based, Active, and Self-Directed Learning

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The fact that the brain is a living organism connected to each part of the body, making it actively involved in the learning process is the main focus of the brain-based learning instruction (Houff, Klinger, & Coffman, 2013). This type of instruction is learner-centered and understands the individual learning process and the ability of each person30

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Professional Development and Blogs

The Doorway to Professional Learning Communities

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When I decided to pursue a career as instructional designer, I started to investigate ways that could allow me to create courses and educational materials while doing my engineering job. During that research I discovered blogs that encouraged me to not only be a passive reader of information, but also to participate in the discussions, to30

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Welcome to my site

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Hi 😀 Welcome to this space where I want to share this journey I recently started in which I am experimenting with some little projects in the Learning and Development field. I am an electronic engineer but I always enjoy that part of my job where I have to share my knowledge with my colleagues.30

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