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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology? According to understood.org, AT (Assistive Technology) is any “device, software or equipment that helps people work around their challenges.” Below is a video that discusses the European Assistive Technology Act, which is very similar to Canada’s. Even though AT empowers people and allows them to work around their challenges, there are … Continue reading Assistive Technology

Videos are Important to Distance Learning

Videos are Important to Distance Learning

As an instructional designer, my main focus has always been creating online classes.  I was very fortunate that during the pandemic my experience came in very handy and my job didn’t change, it just got busier! Working on online classes, I always felt it was important for students to see their instructor. There can be … Continue reading Videos are Important to Distance Learning

The Internet: major distraction or tool for learning?

The Internet: major distraction or tool for learning?

The internet, does it make us more productive or has it decreased our attention span and only distracts us?  How many times a day do you use the internet?  Between the news, social media, YouTube and shopping, a lot of time is spent on the internet. According to Statista, in 2018, Canadians spent an average … Continue reading The Internet: major distraction or tool for learning?

AV Technology’s Positive Impact on Education

AV Technology’s Positive Impact on Education

Postman’s statement “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” Is this statement accurate? Do educational entertainment shows undermine traditional schooling? How does AV technology impact education? … Continue reading AV Technology’s Positive Impact on Education

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

What are learning theories, how do they guide our teaching habits? I am an instructional designer, so I don’t have a traditional classroom to apply learning theories to. I work with instructors who are are subject matter experts to design online classes and I organize them in a specific way to promote learning. I am … Continue reading A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

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