Author Archives: Joshua Mathews Ailsworth

Creating Engaging Study Opportunities for Learners Using Quizlet

Creating Engaging Study Opportunities for Learners Using Quizlet

Learning knowledge based terms and definitions can be a difficult task. Instructors often struggle to find ways to make learning the content outside of the classroom engaging. Students often struggle to find ways to stay focused on the content. Traditional methods are often low or no-technology, such as reading, highlighting, and basic flash cards. Enter

The Advancement of E-books: Opportunities for Organizational Learning

Reading has been a staple of learning for countless generations. Reading opens the door to new ideas and perspectives, from people past and present and it invites us to think critically about life and the world around us. We read fiction and non-fiction. We read books, magazines, and newspapers. We read for work, for school,

The Case for Technology-Mediated Immersive Learning Programs

Learning and development is too often a discipline relegated to the back burner of organizational priorities. As a result, many organizations still rely on an outdated programming model: one-off sessions that are face-to-face, instructor-led, content-heavy and low technology. There are several issues with the ‘traditional’ model of learning delivery. Firstly, a one-time session rarely is

The iPad: Cost-Effective Audio & Video Learning Production

“Why would I want to use audio and video as part of my learning program?” is a question that you may be asking yourself. There are plenty of reasons to like audio and video for learning: Supports Varied Learning Environments: Face-to-face, blended, and online learning in synchronous and asynchronous environments. Engages Learning Styles: Caters directly

Digital Citizenship in the Workplace

Citizenship. At its heart, citizenship is simply being a member of a state or as a to resident of a city. Underpinning citizenship is a set of rights, privileges, and obligations bestowed upon and expected of each citizen. We typically conceptualize citizenship with our physical lives. In recent years, as technology has evolved and the

Combating Cognitive Overload in Education Design

Cognitive overload. The term is dense and rests heavy on your lips. Cognitive overload is the moment when a learner becomes overwhelmed during the education experience. There is too much content. The content is presented in a complex or confusing manner. The learner cannot focus, make meaning, or progress. The learner is stuck. Even with

Strategies for Developing Effective Screencasts with Camtasia

Over the past decade, screencasting has become an invaluable tool in the educational technology tool belt for learning programs. A screencast, at its heart, is simply a file of a recording of a computer screen. Screencasts are often narrated with audio to provide information to learners about what is occurring on the screen. A screencast

Concept Mapping for Excellence in Learning Programs

Developing quality educational programs is a difficult task. No matter which instructional design methodology one adopts, it is vital to ensure that outcomes, assessments, instructional methods, and learning content are all in alignment to ensure an effective learning experience. Designing education is a complex task that requires organization and attention to detail. Missing one critical