Congratulations to our Pittsburgh team for being named one of the Business Times Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania! Companies are selected based on employee survey results, so this is a true testament that we really do like our jobs! This is the fifth year the Pittsburgh team has been named to the Best Places to Work list.
We strive to be a place where people enjoy coming to work every day, so being recognized as a Best Place to Work is such an honor.
You can learn more about the award and to see what other companies are listed here.
Our very own Dustin Shell is presenting this weekend at an international conference dedicated to educational research called, The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) in Milwaukee, WI. He has three presentations, so if you are attending, be sure to check them out. These will definitely be interesting and fun sessions to attend - Dustin was the highest-rated presenter at the GCASTD Conference earlier this month!
Workshop: Reducing the Distance in Distance Learning
Modeling behaviors is an important tool for any educator. One inherent problem...
There is a growing chorus of critics who cite that there is a dearth of empirical evidence to support the overall instructional design model. Practitioners, particularly agile enthusiasts like myself, are increasingly wary of heavyweight process and design models that proscribe methods tools and deliverables.
Academic research on the effectiveness of instructional design is scant at best.
The fact is that the experimental research in the field has consistently produced inconsistent and conflicting results. There is a relative dearth of empirical evidence that supports the use of instructional...
Don Norman introduced a design concept years ago on the tradeoff between knowledge in the head and knowledge in the world. It is a great concept for thinking about how to present information and where the memory burden is placed.
An ATM device is designed with knowledge in the world. All the information needed to use the device is there on the display. Learning is not required. This is the right way to design an ATM.
At the other extreme is knowledge in the head. Knowledge in the head does require learning, but can be much more efficient. Pilots who need to react quickly in an emergency...