Category Archives: Instructional Design

Challenge Of Student Transition Between Active And Passive Learning Models

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Last week the Hechinger Report profiled an innovative charter school in San Diego called High Tech High (insert surfer jokes here) that follows an active, project based learning (PBL) model. The school doesn’t use textbooks, … Continue reading

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Unizin Perspective: Personalized learning’s existence and distance education experience

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) By reading the Unizin pitch for the State University System of Florida shared yesterday, we can see quite a few claims about the (potential) benefits to be provided by the consortium. “Make sure that the universities were not cut … Continue reading

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Promising Research Results On Specific Forms Of Adaptive Learning / ITS

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Recently I described an unpublished study by Dragan Gasevic and team on the use of Knowillage / LeaP adaptive platform. The context of article was on D2L’s misuse of the results, but the study itself … Continue reading

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U of Phoenix: Losing hundreds of millions of dollars on adaptive-learning LMS bet

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) It would be interesting to read (or write) a post mortem on this project some day. Two and a half years ago I wrote a post describing the University of Phoenix investment of a billion … Continue reading

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Instructor Replacement vs. Instructor Role Change

By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Two weeks ago I wrote a post about faculty members’ perspective on student-centered pacing within a course. What about the changing role of faculty members – how do their lives change with some of the … Continue reading

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