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The Patchwork Classroom

By Christine Ditzler I have two passions — one is instructional design and the other is quilting. The two seem unrelated, but they are actually similar in so many ways. Instructional design and quilt...
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Crossing the EdTech Chasm

Stop the finger pointing — most people are not early adopters, and that’s OK. For whatever you may think of the Crossing the Chasm framework from Geoffrey Moore (adapted from Everett Rogers’...
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99% Invisible: The Goldilocks Zone

Part III of the 99% Invisible series The design narrative of a technology or physical space dictates how it will be used (if it is used at all), and it should be simple and straightforward. In many cases,...
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99% Invisible: The Essence of Good Design

Part II of the 99% Invisible series A few months ago, I delivered a talk on “Idea Spaces” at the New Media Consortium Summer Conference in Portland. It was a concept I had been struggling with for quite...
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Talking with Jim Devine

It is always a pleasure to read Jim Devine’s opinion about anything. His clear ideas and common sense make even the most complex ideas sound simple. The breadth of his experience and sharp analytical skills...
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Let’s Talk Online Learning

These are exciting times for online learning aficionados. The recent slew of massive open online courses (MOOC’s) has stirred our imaginations — and much of the recent debates — about the impact of...