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Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect, Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather M. Leary, M. Brooke Robertshaw Jan 2009

Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect, Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather M. Leary, M. Brooke Robertshaw

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

The National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) has funded a large initiative to catalog collections of high-quality online resources into the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org). The mission of the NSDL is to help improve education for all teachers and students. The purpose of this module is to help you find high-quality online resources, learn strategies for incorporating them into a free software tool called the Instructional Architect, and use these projects in an instructional situation. In this module, you will learn to access online resources and to use tools to help solve instructional or learning problems or issues that ...


Oer Cpor - Connecting People With Online Resources, Spring 2007, Mimi Recker Jan 2007

Oer Cpor - Connecting People With Online Resources, Spring 2007, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

The National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) has funded a large initiative to catalog collections of high-quality online resources into the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org). The mission of the NSDL is to help improve education for all teachers and students.

The purpose of this module is to help you find high-quality online resources, learn strategies for incorporating them into a free software tool called the Instructional Architect, and use these projects in an instructional situation.

In this module, you will learn to access online resources and to use tools to help solve instructional or learning problems or issues that ...


Inst5270 - Flash, Fall 2006, Andrew Walker Aug 2006

Inst5270 - Flash, Fall 2006, Andrew Walker

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

This course uses Flash 8/Actionscript 2.0. You may also be interested in INST 5245, which uses Flash CS3 (Flash 9)/Actionscript 3.0.

This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation or “tweening”, vector graphics, use of sound and video). Students finishing this course will have at least one completed fully functional Flash project for their portfolios demonstrating a strong knowledge of the tool and a good foundation in the ...


Inst7870 - Data Visualization Theory & Practice, Fall 2006, Brett Shelton Aug 2006

Inst7870 - Data Visualization Theory & Practice, Fall 2006, Brett Shelton

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

In this course you will explore the question of what visualization is, and why you should use visualizations for quantitative data. In doing so, you will address theoretical concepts and examine case studies that show the importance of effective visualizations in real world settings.

You will also look at how to interpret meanings in visualizations. Elements of cognitive science theory are addressed, and you will practice techniques to help with your interpretations. An additional objective will center on how to create meaning with your own visualizations, then examine appropriate forms for representation and also review design considerations.

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Inst5280 - Blogs, Wikis, New Media For Learning, Spring 2006, David Wiley Jan 2006

Inst5280 - Blogs, Wikis, New Media For Learning, Spring 2006, David Wiley

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

Innovation continues to occur on the internet at an extremely lively pace. What was once the realm of email, FTP, Gopher, and the Web is barely recognizable a mere 10 years later. Keeping up with the speed of innovation and maintaining a familiarity with the most recent tools and capabilities is handy in some professions and absolutely critical in others. This course is designed to help you understand and effectively use a variety of "web 2.0" technologies including blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking tools, photo sharing tools, mapping tools, audio and video podcasts, and screencasts.


Inst7150 - Advanced Topics In Learning Object Design And Reuse, Fall 2005, David Wiley Aug 2005

Inst7150 - Advanced Topics In Learning Object Design And Reuse, Fall 2005, David Wiley

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

This course is designed to help you understand and apply advanced topics in the design, creation, and reuse of learning objects. The course is structured around a practical, hands-on project using learning objects, intermingled with readings and discussion on a variety of topics.


Inst5260 - Learn And Apply Html, Spring 2005, Kevin Reeve Jan 2005

Inst5260 - Learn And Apply Html, Spring 2005, Kevin Reeve

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

Welcome to Learn and Apply HTML, INST 5260. HTML is what tells the browser how to display your webpage you create. Even if you use a program like Microsoft Front Page or Macromedia Dreamweaver, behind the scenes, they are creating the HTML for you. This class was chosen as an exemplary course in 2002 in the WebCT exemplary course competition. It has since gone through 2 revisions including the latest one for Summer 2005. In the Spring of 2005 approximately 60 students in Hong Kong and mainland China took this class with an onsite facilitator assisting them.

Technical Requirements:

Macromedia ...


Inst7870 - Instructional Games, Spring 2005, Brett Shelton Jan 2005

Inst7870 - Instructional Games, Spring 2005, Brett Shelton

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

The goal of this course is to explore the field of instructional gaming through a survey of readings, existing products, and those in development.


Inst7150 - Understanding Online Interaction, Spring 2005, David Wiley Jan 2005

Inst7150 - Understanding Online Interaction, Spring 2005, David Wiley

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

This course is designed to provide an introductory level of understanding of the manner in which individuals interact with one another via the network. Possession of this understanding is absolutely critical to your ability to design effective learning environments on the network. This course takes an immersion approach to helping you develop your understanding by requiring you to make extensive, reflective use of several representative interactive media. You will also read several representative pieces of writing in each area.


Inst5240 - Producing Distance Education Resources, Spring 2005, Mimi Recker Jan 2005

Inst5240 - Producing Distance Education Resources, Spring 2005, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

This course focuses on the production of resources (broadly interpreted) for use in online education (including formal and informal settings). In particular, the course focuses on Internet-based tools and technologies, and how they are developed and applied for use in online learning.

Technical Requirements: Dreamweaver 8 or MX, File Transfer Software (FTP), WinZip or Equivalent


Oer Iid - Intro To Instructional Design, Spring 2005, Joanne Bentley Jan 2005

Oer Iid - Intro To Instructional Design, Spring 2005, Joanne Bentley

Other Educational Resources - OCW

Instructional technology is a systematic way of designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the processes of learning and teaching with specific objectives based on research in human learning and communication. It employs a combination of human and nonhuman resources to bring about more effective instruction. Instructional technology includes aspects of instructional design, product development, interactive learning technologies, multimedia, distance education, and library and information literacy. Each aspect of the field has unique contributions to make to the teaching-learning process.