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Posts by The i4 Blog

Online Experiential Learning: Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom

What is Experiential Learning? Experiential learning (EL) is the “process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Corbett, 2005, p. 479). As Kolb […]

The Difference Between Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, and Instructional Science

What is the difference between instructional design, and instructional technology, and instructional science? There are many different subsets of the field of instructional design, and […]

9 Tips for Planning to Teach Online

Whether you are teaching in the classroom or online, planning is a key component to your success. But teaching online can present some unique challenges […]

Learning Styles: The Ugly Christmas Sweaters of Education

When Christmastime comes, there are often ugly Christmas sweater parties. It’s fun to see who sports the ugliest sweater and everyone has a good laugh. […]

Emotional Intelligence and Instructional Design Leadership

Emotional Intelligence may be described as the “ability to reason about emotions” (Salovey & Mayer, 1997). Although psychologists Salovey and Mayer (1997) developed the concept, Daniel […]

How to Develop Yourself as a Learning Professional

The world is constantly changing and, as a learning professional, your role is constantly evolving. To remain relevant and have a positive impact in your […]

Paradox of Social Presence in Online Learning in the Age of Social Media

  How often do you think of social presence (a feeling of being there and connected with others in a computer mediated communication) when designing […]

How Do Students Respond to Microlearning?

What is Microlearning? Why Should We Use It? Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners […]

Preparing future instructional design leaders through an applied doctoral program: the DPS in Instructional Design Leadership

A Brief History of Instructional Design Doctoral Programs Over the past decade, the demand for professional practitioner-oriented doctoral education has grown rapidly. Groups ranging from […]

Curriculum Design Framework in Digital Age – Revisit the Tyler Model

Most organizations are using a learning management system. The adoption of this technology, along with nonstop technological changes and updates, has significantly altered curriculum development. […]

Improve Your Doctoral-Level Teaching with Post-Doctoral Seminars

The Franklin University International Institute for Innovative Instruction and the office of Teaching Effectiveness has developed a series of courses for faculty members who will […]

Five Steps to a Successful Class Start!

A good start is critical to a successful class. Modeling active learning right from the start will show students that they are in an interactive […]

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