It’s been a busy first term, but a highlight was delivering a PD session on one of my favourite examples of instructional design research in Mayer’s principles of multimedia learning. Great, practical advice for developing multimedia-rich learning experiences.
Thanks to Dave McAlinden for being a sounding board as I put these together!
Recently I was asked to give a talk to first year IBDP students about the role of knowledge in ITGS as part of their regular TOK class. I chose to invoke the legendary Claude Shannon in discussing the transformative effect digitisation had on knowledge, and tie it in to the often specious arguments people make about the “half-life” of knowledge.
I recently put the finishing touches on task DB1, my introduction to databases for IGCSE ICT students. This was one of the first attempts I made at using video tutorials to support student learning with non-basic software – in this case, Microsoft Access. First time around, there were a few issues with chronology of tutorials (I made a mistake that threw off more than one video), problems...