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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:00

Introduction to Universal Design

Introduction to Universal DesignUniversal instructional design is a method whereby space is reconfigured and constructed to create a learning environment that is generative and allows students with disabilities to be effective participants in the classroom.

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 08:00

Formal and Informal Learning Spaces: Part 2

Formal and Informal Learning Spaces: Part 2In the first part of their research project, Whiteside, Brooks and Walker explored how formal (classroom) spaces influence instructor and learner behaviour. In the second part of their research project, they explored how informal environments influence student learning.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:00

Beyond a Brick and Mortar Education

Beyond a Brick and Mortar EducationAs the internet continues to become more prevalent in our daily functions, we need to make choices that extend beyond the boundaries of a classroom and decide which instructional strategies and teaching methods will most appropriately help our students master the skills and knowledge required to be successful 21st century learners.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:00

Formal and Informal Learning Spaces: Part 1

Formal and Informal Learning Spaces: Part 1Do classrooms influence instructor and student behaviour? Can learning spaces be designed to enhance student learning? These are questions that Whiteside, Brooks, and Walker explore in their essay “Making the Case for Space: Three Years of Empirical Research on Learning Environments”.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:00

Spaces for Learning

Spaces for LearningIf education is our aim, we—the instructors—need to monitor how we can improve our classrooms so they align with best practices in learning space design, current educational research, and learner-and-instructor expectations.

Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:00

A Quick Guide On Blooms Taxonomy Apps

A Quick Guide On Blooms Taxonomy AppsIt's hard to deny that mobile technology has the ability to revolutionize education, but how you use the tools is more important than just introducing the tools in your classroom. Check out "A Quick Guide on Bloom's Taxonomy Apps for IPad."

Monday, 13 August 2012 08:00

Learner-Centered Strategies for Adults

Learner-Centered Strategies for AdultsDo you learn differently now than you did as a child or youth? Andragogy, or the theory of adult learning, outlines the needs of adult students. Considering andragogy while designing learning can lead to a more engaging and learner-centered environment.

Monday, 06 August 2012 08:00

Applied Research

Applied ResearchApplied research is an ever-growing field of inquiry that evades a fixed definition, but it is identified by the practical application of information to solve a problem. But how does it differ from pure research and why is it important?

Monday, 16 July 2012 08:00

My Personal Learning Environment

My Personal Learning EnvironmentPersonal Learning Environment (PLE) is a relatively new term that can be found countless times in blogs, journals, wikis, and other forms of media that have a focus on the use of technology and learning.

Monday, 11 June 2012 08:00

Using images in your courses

Using images in your coursesThe visual learning style is one that really adds an element of immediacy and interest to a course. Enhancing a course with images makes a course interesting to read through and helps to connect and illustrate ideas. Stock imagery is easily accessible, but why not include your own photos...