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Reflecting on Empathic Design

Empathic design takes into consideration and is sensitive to the end user’s feelings, emotions, thoughts and experiences about a product or process of design. This method of designing is a human centered, observational and collaborative approach to design (Mattelmäki, Vaajakallio,… Continue Reading →

Problem-based Learning is a Good Thing

In Merrill (2002) “First Principles of Instruction” the emphasis is placed on problem-centered learning. Merrill (2002) states that “Many current instructional models suggest that the most effective learning products or environments are those that are problem-centered” (p. 44). This problem-centered… Continue Reading →

Part A-Design Thinking Assignment: A Tool for Teacher Collaboration

By: Sanjay Pottinger & Susan Nassiripour Context & Challenge Sanjay is an Advisor at a college and Susan works as a teacher trainer at a language school. We are seeking to encourage new teachers, who are students in an orientation,… Continue Reading →

Screen Time: Myths & hype

Etchells and colleagues wrote an editorial in response to a call for more policy limiting screen time for children. Individuals concerned about the lack of government oversight restricting screen time, contended that more screen time resulted in physical and mental… Continue Reading →

Assignment 2: Technology’s Impact on Students with Disabilities

Inclusion in learning environments of students with disabilities, has historically been an issue in the field of education. Though pedagogical approaches to teaching and awareness of inclusive design have gradually improved over time, barriers in the learning environment for people… Continue Reading →

Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography

Click here to see my assignment 2 annotated bibliography spreadsheet exploring the  influence of edtech historically on increasing accessibility for students with disabilities.

The Great Media Debate – Do Media Influence Learning?

Team Assignment: Eunice Leung, Leigh McCarthy, Sanjay Pottinger, Sherry Ruth, and Marta Samokishyn Media are “mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers our groceries causes changes in our nutrition”… Continue Reading →

Activity 5 – An Abundance of Apple Pie Recipes and Tutorials

Written by Sanjay Pottinger & Susan Nassiripour For this activity, we partnered with a colleague with the goal of exploring the implications of abundant content for lifelong learning. Our task was to identify a topic that we were both unfamiliar… Continue Reading →

Constructivism as a Theoretical Approach in Creative Disciplines

Through reading Ertmer and Newby (2013) and Merrill (2002), the two articles introduced me to a variety of instructional theoretical approaches that can be applied to my day-to-day work. To select one one instructional theoretical perspective to align with was… Continue Reading →

Reiser and Weller: Technology in Education

After reading and comparing Robert Reiser’s article Part 1: A History of Instrumental Media (2001) and Martin Weller’s Twenty Years of EdTech (2018), Weller concurs Reiser’s viewpoints. Both articles focused on the history of technology within education; Reiser reviewed the… Continue Reading →

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