A video on a peculiar sentence.
A podcast assignment for INTE6540 focusing on the color “Red”
Wow. Once again, it has been far too long since I’ve contributed a post to my blog. As I previously stated, life is busy and I am still whining (in the best possible way). Having settled into Chicagoland with my spouse and our three dogs, I have more exciting news to report (in order of occurring to me as I write this post):
Since beginning last week’s readings, I’ve been thinking carefully about how each change model might apply to my current professional undertakings. I am currently an instruction librarian at a small university and have been at the front lines of what I consider to be a significant disruption that is unsurprisingly gradual. My current work directly relates to Everett Roger’s Diffusion Model as well as the facilitative conditions of Don Ely. The impact of technology on education runs concurrently to numerous other changes in colleges and universities such as shrinking budgets, increased enrollment (nationally), more first year students than ever before,…
My “Big Ideas Assignment” is an inquiry into two ID related concepts: Empathy and learning, and Project Based Learning: Click here for assignment
A scan of resources on OER for INTE6720: Click here
Greetings! It’s been an excellent summer, but I am now back in school with two exciting classes: INTE5660 – Developing Online Courseware INTE6720: Research in Instructional Design I should also inform you, dear reader, that I successfully completed my summer course and have added the content to my projects page. Will update more soon! Stay tuned!
This project is an examination of the Undertale subreddit as an affinity space. I do not like video games but decided to try this one because of its popularity. I wondered why so many people from all walks of life are so devoted to it and actively participate in this online infinity space. I learned a valuable lesson about affinity and community.
In the research article “Students’ Reactions to Different Levels of Game Scenarios: A Cognitive Style Approach”, the authors focus on the impact of video game-based learning on students with differing cognitive styles. Using Pask’s schema of holist “whole to part” and serialist “part to whole” cognitive styles (Pask & Scott, 1972), their research process involved observing students of each cognitive style with a game featuring different presentation modalities (text, text with graphic, and context) and testing their ability to process the information (Zhi-Hong, Chen, & Chih-Hao, 2017, p.69). To conduct this experiment, the researchers designed an English vocabulary-focused game consisting…
This entry is about my gaming experience with Undertale and its unique characteristics that make for an especially satisfying experience. Despite my inconsistent and somewhat diminishing video-gaming habits, I have always had a fondness for role-playing video games (RPGs) and spent significant amounts of time playing them with my brother after elementary school. I discovered Undertale through social media in 2016 and felt determined to give it a try. Although I had an enjoyable experience, I was forced to abandon the game due to increasing professional and academic responsibilities and made a mental note to try it again when the…