Case Study: Auto Safety Training Proposal Case Study: Auto Safety Training Proposal

Overview For the final project for ID385 Training and Communication, my team and I were tasked with completing a Training Proposal for the Auto Safety Case Study. In this case study Auto Safety provided accident avoidance training involving both teens and their parents and they were seeking to expand nationally to include 160 new locations. […]

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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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Adaptive Learning: Not Just Another Brick in the Wall Adaptive Learning: Not Just Another Brick in the Wall

I support adaptive learning, especially the applications of AR/VR, AI, gamification, and micro-learning for a more personalized experience that helps overcome the Forgetting Curve. I typically incorporate technology, micro-learning, social media, texting, and gamification into my trainings. (See the below videos for a few examples.) For adaptive learning to truly be effective, digital technologies should […]

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