Case Study: Corporate Immersive Tech Apprenticeship Program (Online, Blended) Case Study: Corporate Immersive Tech Apprenticeship Program (Online, Blended)

Problem Statement: I have been hired by some of America’s largest Fortune 500 companies (including several billion-dollar and two trillion-dollar global enterprises) to swiftly modernize their technology apprenticeship programs in recent years. After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became essential to humanize digital learning in accordance with the latest research on the pandemic’s […]

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Case Study: Hatua Network Case Study: Hatua Network

Overview Hatua Network, an education provider in Africa, approached us about redesigning their website. We created a full UX and UI redesign for their WordPress eCommerce website, handling all design and development and project management for the Kenyan nonprofit. Hatua provides high school, college, and university scholarships to top-performing students from families that can’t afford […]

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Cognitive Science for Instructional Designers

Instructional designers, or anyone else in the business of educating and training others, should understand the science and psychology behind learning and memory. Trudy Kowallis Christensen said, “When I design instruction, I usually don’t start with a particular theory. My main focus is the problem and the problem situation.” (Christensen, 1). As Instructional Designers, we […]

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Adult Learning Research: Andragogy vs Pedagogy

According to Sharifi, andragogy (or adult learning theory) is “the education of adults” while pedagogy is the “education of children” (Sharifi, 2017). Andragogy, or the theory of adult learning, follows Knowles’ assumptions about adult learners. For instance, “the assumptions of andragogy follow the beliefs that adults are self-directed, internally motivated, and ready to learn” (McClain, […]

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How Questions Impact Learning Experiences

When I was a college undergrad in design school, one of my professors had a policy of deducting points from students who “ask too many questions.” She says this teaches students independence and prepares them for the real world, where “life’s not fair.” Ironically, I don’t remember this professor’s name. I don’t remember which class […]

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