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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Integrating Technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy

      This article was published by a team member of the ASU Online Instructional Design and New Media (IDNM) team at Arizona State University. This team shares instructional design methods and resources on the TeachOnline site for online learning. "Integrating Technology with Bloom's Taxonomy" describes practices for implementing 6 principles of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in online learning. These principles include Creating, Evaluating, Analyzing, Applying, Understanding, and Remembering. The purpose of implementing this model is to create more meaningful and effective experiences for online learners. The author guides instructors in the selection of digital tools that drive higher-order thinking, active engagmenent, and relevancy. Rating 9/10

    1. Training and Development Policy Wiki

      This webpage, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) .gov site, provides an extensive list of technology resources that can be and have been implemented into a variety of employee deveolpment programs. These tools allow for more personalized learning, active participation, collaboration, and communication.In the first section of the site, examples of Web 2.0 tools are listed that can promote collaboration and constructive learning. You can also find technologies that are used in specific sectors, such as the Federal Government and the Private Sector. Clicking on the links redirects you to additional resources on the tech tools, including how to use them effectively and professionally for employee training. Rating 10/10

    1. Using Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning

      This website provides technology teaching resources as part of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Center for Teaching Excellence. Users can find informational links to various technology tools that can be used for enhancing teaching and learning in online, hybrid, or face-to-face courses. On the right of the page under "Technology," users can click on the tech tools for additional resources/research on their implementation. Examples of these technologies include Blackboard LMS, PowerPoint presentation software, Google Suite products, blogs, and social media sites. Rating 8/10

    1. Empowering Education: A New Model for In-service Training of Nursing Staff

      This research article explores an andragogical method of learning for the in-service training of nurses. In a study of a training period for 35 nurses, research found an empowering model of education that was characterized by self-directed learning and practical learning. This model suggests active participation, motivation, and problem-solving as key indicators of effective training for nurses. Rating 8/10

    1. Digital Literacy Initiatives

      This website outlines digital literacy initiatives provided by the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS). The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) implements these intitatives to aid adult learners in the successful use of technology in their education and careers. Students have free access to learning material on different subjects under the "LINCS Learner Center" tab. Teachers and tutors also have access to resoruces on implementing educational technology for professional development and effective instruction. Rating 8/10

    1. 1Engaging Adults Learners with TechnologyThrough

      Instruction Librarians from the Twin Cities Campus Library created this instructional gudie as a workshop for implementing technology for adult learning. First, the authors describe key characteristics of adult learners as identified in the theory of andragogy. Examples of these characteristics include the need to know, learner responsibility, past experiences, and motivation to learn. The authors then suggest instructional practices and activities to meet the needs of adult learners, Finally, they provide examples of technology tools for effectively engaging adult learners. Rating 10/10

    2. Designed to be used in a workshop setting, the content provides an understanding of adult learning theory and it's application of best practices in both face to face and e-learning environments. Participants are provided a list of web tools to facilitate learning.

      6/10: the format is bit difficult to access out of context

    1. ISTE Standards Transform learning and teaching.

      This resource is the website for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which serves educators and professionals in the implementation of technology in education. The site provides open access readings, learning guides, and membership material for educators' development with technology. You can also find ISTE Standards for teachers, students, technology coaches, and educational leaders/administrators. These standards serve as the skills and knowledge each group should obtain for effective teaching and learning with technology.

    1. This article, developed by faculty members at NAU, provides research behind and practices for technology-infused professional development (PD) programs. The authors first emphasize the importance of designing professional development for teachers around how they and their students learn best. Many approaches to PD have taken a one-size-fits-all approach in which learners take a more passive role in absorbing standardized information. The authors in this article suggest the need for a more effective model, one in which teachers play an active role in learning in ways that they find most effective for them and their students. Technology can support this PD through interactive and learner-centered instruction. Rating: 9/10

    1. Advantages of Online Professional Development

      This chapter, "Advantages of Online Professional Development" describes the benefits of online teacher professional development (OTPD), which implements technology to deliver training and learning in an online environment. OTPD allows teachers to participate in a flexible, self-directed, and collaborative learning community. They can interact with other teachers synchronously and asynchronously, or take professional development courses at their own schedule.

    1. Training for Transformation: Teachers, Technology, and the Third Millennium

      This article emphasizes the importance of preparing educators for the effective implementation of technology in a rapidly advancing digital society. Institutions have taken measures to ensure that students are prepared to use educational technology and how that can supplement and enhance learning. However, it is also just as important to ensure that teachers are prepared and to consider how these tools impact their practices. This article outlines examples of training programs and models that teachers can use for technology implementation professional development. Rating: 9/10

    1. Section 1.5 Online Learner Characteristics, Technology and Skill Requirements

      This website outlines Section 1.5 of Angelo State University's guide to instructional design and online teaching. Section 1.5 describes key characteristics of online learners, as well as the technology and computer skills that research has identified as being important for online learners. Successful online learners are described as self-directed, motivated, well-organized, and dedicated to their education. The article also notes that online learners should understand how to use technology such as multimedia tools, email, internet browsers. and LMS systems. This resource serves as a guide to effective online teaching. Rating 10/10

    1. E-Learning Theory (Mayer, Sweller, Moreno)

      This website outlines key principles of the E-Learning Theory developed by Mayer, Sweller, and Moreno. E-Learning Theory describes how the implementation of educational technology can be combined with key principles of how we learn for better outcomes. This site describes those principles as a guide of more effective instructional design. Users can also find other learning theories under the "Categories" link at the top of the page. Examples include Constructivist theories, Media & Technology theories, and Social Learning theories. Rating: 8/10

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    1. Developing Effective Clinical Trainers:Strategies to Enhance Knowledge Translation

      Required reading for my ETC556

    1. A multimedia approach to affective learning and training can result in more life-like trainings which replicate scenarios and thus provide more targeted feedback, interventions, and experience to improve decision making and outcomes. Rating: 7/10

    1. "Deliberate practice (DP) occurs when an individual intentionally repeats an activity in order to improve performance. The claim of the DP framework is that such behavior is necessary to achieve high levels of expert performance.

      Practice makes perfect when trying to improve performance.

    1. Computer literacy is considered a very important skill to possess. Employers want their workers to have basic computer skills because their company becomes ever more dependent on computers

      Learning the basic about computers is essential to employers.

    1. Note that Kolb suggests that learning is a circular process, and that the best learning is achieved when going through the whole circle repeatedly.

      To learn is to do processes repeatedly.



    1. Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office

      This article compares Google Application to Microsoft Office features and analyzes the strengths/weaknesses of each. Additionally, this article provides a deeper look into what the capabilities of each one are, and how they can function in certain environments. Rating: 7/10

    1. MOOCS for teacher professional development: exploring teachers’ perceptions and achievements

      This study discusses the effects of a MOOC style Professional Development method and the usage of Google Docs to collaborate between K-12 teachers.

      Rating: 8/10

    1. Applied Gamification: Creating Reward Systems for Organizational Professional Development

      This article looks at digital badges, a point system and additional methods of gamification as a way to motivate learners/employees.

    1. Learning Domains

      This website provides several examples of domains adults may learn in or engage with. By clicking on each type, you are redirected to a detailed description of the domain. Descriptions include, but are not limited to, definitions, theories and research behind the topic, and real-world examples. You can also find references used in the description, which can be helpful for further exploration. This InstructionalDesign.org website also provides extensive lists of learning concepts (i.e. motivation, personalized learning, storyboard, etc.) and theories (i.e. Adult Learning Theory, Social Learning, Constructivism, etc.). Each learning theory link provides a theoretical definition, applications, examples, key principles, references, and related websites. Rating 10/10.

    1. Tech Literacy Resources

      This website is the "Resources" archive for the IgniteED Labs at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The IgniteED Labs allow students, staff, and faculty to explore innovative and emerging learning technology such as virtual reality (VR), artifical intelligence (AI), 3-D printing, and robotics. The left side of this site provides several resources on understanding and effectively using various technologies available in the IgniteED labs. Each resources directs you to external websites, such as product tutorials on Youtube, setup guides, and the products' websites. The right column, "Tech Literacy Resources," contains a variety of guides on how students can effectively and strategically use different technologies. Resources include "how-to" user guides, online academic integrity policies, and technology support services. Rating: 9/10

    1. The authors explore why creative collaboration using digital media texts, tools, and technologies is vital to support the professional development of educators.

      This source discusses the importance of digital collaboration tools among professional development for k-12 professionals.

    1. Early Adopters Pioneer Virtual Reality Use in Higher Education

      This article explains how Virtual Reality is being used in some higher education institutions including Arizona State University's online biology program. The article explains how VR is not happening in many other institutions but someday if all of the bumps can be worked out that it soon will be used in many colleges and universities and the benefits will be endless.

    1. iPads In Health And Medicine: More Than An Information Revolution?

      This article explains how the use of iPads in the medical field has really taken off. I mostly focused on the part about iPads in Medical School and learned that Yale Medical School is providing iPads to all of it's medical students and said that the costs come out to about the same as having to make paper copies for all of the students and it is better for the environment. Students who liked hard copies were converted to iPads after just one semester. Other medical schools are also using iPads or other applications that can be used on different devices.

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    1. Toward constructivism for adult learners in online learning environments

      This was an article I was to read for my ETC556 class and it explains the different theories of adult education and how the advancing technologies makes a true constructivist enviornment possible for online learning.

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    1. Google Docs as a Form of Collaborative Learning

      This article discusses the uses and effectiveness of Google Docs as a tool for greater participation among learners. Rating 3/5

    1. Adult Learning in the Workplace:Emotion Work or Emotion Learning?

      This article was a required reading for my ETC556 course. The article explains emotion in the workplace. In the past employers have looked down on emotion and considered someone who is emotional to be unstable in a way. Recently employers have started closely looking at emotion and how it impacts their company and profits and in a way are using it to better their company but not really looking at the individual. This article goes into the importance of emotion in the workplace and how if handled properly and appreciated, that the benefits are endless.

    1. The text discusses the implementation of video-conferencing to provide mental health services to children with a history of emotional and behavioral concerns. 89% of sessions were delivered via tele-health video-conferencing. Rating: 7/10 Need a follow-up on impact of tele-health services on student behaviors/outcomes.

    1. 5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers

      Great source that covers k-12 perceptions of technology being incorporated into their settings - classroom or for professional development.

    1. Using Technology to Help First-Gen Students

      This article highlights the need for and benefits of implementing more technology tools to support first-generation college students' learning, engagement, and success. For many first-gen students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, the transition to college can be challenging; this leads to lower retention rates, performance, and confidence. The authors, drawing off of research, suggest mobile devices and Web 2.0 technologies to prevent these challenges. Example of such tools include dictionary and annotation apps that are readily-accessible and aid in students' understanding of material. Fist-gen students can also use social media apps (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to maintain supportive connections with family, peers, and mentors. Rating: 8/10

    2. Using Technology to Help First-Gen Students

      This article explains the importance of higher education institutions utilizing technology to better serve their first generation students and states that studies show that doing this helps this cohort of students. Ways that technology can be used is by providing information to help the student maneuver through college since these students do not have parents to give them the information of past experience and they might be too embarrassed to ask for help. Other ways technology can be used is through augmented learning to provide real world experiences, and social media to give the students a sense of community with their peers. This article also states the importance of instructors utilizing as much technology as possible as well.

    1. An emotional intelligence course initiated by Google became a tool to improve mindfulness, productivity, and emotional IQ. The course has since expanded into other businesses which report that employees are coping better with stressors and challenges. Rating: 7/10 Key questions...what is the format of the course, tools etc?

    1. In the text "10 Current and Emerging Trends in Adult Education," ten current trends are briefly reviewed. Among these are the emphasis on effort, growth, and social-emotional learning. In terms of technology, real-life simulations and AI are being used to better prepare learners for their professional encounters and responsibilities. In terms of what is on the horizon for adult learning, one can expect mastery to be emphasized rather than degrees. As a result of the information economy, it is expected that income inequality will grow and thus advocacy for adult learners and continued opportunities for working adults to grow will mitigate the negative consequences. Rating: 7/10

    1. Pre-service teachers can benefit from the use of simulations that reproduce classroom environments, student behaviors and profiles, and academic outcomes to guide their craft as educators. In this text, simSchool is briefly evaluated by student teachers to determine its usefulness. While the study had significant limitations of volunteer test subjects in a one-time usage of the tool, simSchool still was given some high marks for it's purpose and realistic depiction of student profiles and classroom environment. Finding suggest simulations like simSchool can continue to improve and with long-term use, would be effective at developing skills for educators. Rating: 8/10

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    1. Technology

      This website explores technology news within the field of higher education. The site contains a wide variety of news articles on current issues, trends, and research surrounding the integration of technology in universities and colleges. This includes technology's prevalence in teaching and learning, institutional decisions, and societal trends of higher education. The articles are published by authors for "The Chronicle of Higher Education," a leading newspaper and website for higher education journalism. Rating: 7/10

    1. Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

      This site is the homepage of the Tech Infusion program at Arizona State University (ASU). Housed within ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Tech Infusion is a technology integration curriculum for Pre-K-12 teacher candidates. Through coursework and hands-on practices, teacher candidates are prepared to use technology fluently and innovatively for teaching and learning. The program integrates research, ISTE Standards, and the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) framework around effective technology integration. This website provides technology-infusion resources for course developers, instructors, and current and future educators. Examples include research articles, edtech tool tutorials, lesson plans, and outlines of the curriculum. Rating: 9/10

    1. Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies

      This website covers "Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies (ITLT)," a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the University of Arizona's Learning Technology program. This online journal features articles that explore theories, practices, and research surrounding educational technology. This includes discourse around the application and assessment of various learning technologies in educational settings. The "Archives" tab at the top of the site each volume ITLT, which feature articles such as research, reviews, and graduate student work. As an online publication, each article is accessible in PDF and HTML format free of charge. "Rating: 10/10"

    1. E-learning in the workplace

      This resource gives an excellent look into e-learning in the corporate and military settings. It discusses the instructional strategies, models, environments and more being used as well as examines the fast growing trend of e-learning across the private sector.

    1. Applying activity theory to computer-supported collaborative learning and work-based activities in corporate settings

      Problem-based learning is the desired structure of adult learning activities in the corporate setting. Many adult learners work in the corporate setting and deal with problems on a daily basis; therefore, instruction designed based off of a problem to be solved is effective, especially when team work is involved.

    1. Hodson relates specific examples of effective technology integration in her classrooms. Although she acknowledges the apprehension both instructors and learners feel, she argues that the benefits outweigh them.


    2. The Wired Classroom: Leveraging Technology to Engage Adult Learners

      This article explains how the advances and abundance in new technologies can be a bit intimidating to the instructors and that many just do the bare minimum use of technology just to get by. The author explains that yes learning new technology and using it in the classroom is extra work but the benefits far outweigh the extra work learning the technology. The author explains that social media, simulations, and lms all help in relating to the students, engaging older learners, and help instructor gather pertinent information about his or her students. 8/10

    1. The article explains three theories of adult learning: andragogy, SDL, and transformational learning. The authors additionally provide practical application of the theories in the classroom.


    2. This fact sheet reviews three major theories—andragogy, self-directed learning, and transformational learning—and discusses their implications for practice

      The fact sheet provided by TEAL Center reviews three core adult leaning theories, including andragogy, self-directed learning (SDL), and transformational learning. In terms of andragogy, the fact sheet informs that, in contrast to pedaggogy, the learning theory caters to adults by leveraging a set of 5 assumptions. In terms of SDL, this learning theory strives to have learners take the lead in directing their own learning and use their past experience to direct what is important to them. SDL assist user in identifying what goals to accomplish, how to evaluate content, and what to accept and reject. Lastly, transformational learning theory is the learning that the learners have a change of perspective (i.e. about themselves or their environment) after the learning has occurred. (Rating: 10/10)

    1. Although not specifically geared toward adult learning, the article includes valuable insight into the role technology can play in non-profit organizations. Boles's focuses on how non-profit organizations can enhance their work integrating technology into three key areas: service delivery, fundraising, and outreach. Of particular interest are the sections on barriers to integration and how to overcome them.


    1. Published by the American Sociological Association, the article addresses best practices for meeting the needs of military students in sociology classes in higher education. Drawing on Knowles' andragogy, the authors give tips for course organization, feedback, content, and communication.


    2. Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Active-Duty Military Students

      Adult learners in the military are using technology, especially distance learning more frequently. This article discusses how teach, technology and learning fits into the military setting. It discusses Malcolm Knowles and his theory, andragogy, as an effective framework to follow. Rating: 9/10

    1. The article explains the shift in military training to implement practices that align with Kolb's experiential learning theory. More specifically, Pierson discusses how competency-based education can best be used to improve Army training programs.


    2. Learning, Education, Training, and Instruction

      An article about how adult learning theory fits into the army setting. Pierson discusses adult learning theories including andragogy and self-directed learning.

      Rating 9/10

    1. The authors present a study that compared face to face and hybrid instruction in graduate classes for counseling students. The results indicate that using technology, including web tools to facilitate instruction, improved test results in a small sample of students.


    1. Flores examines the current research as it relates to distance learning. She explores technology integration and learning theory. Throughout, she stresses the importance of professional development for instructors to equip them to provide quality distance education.


    1. The authors detail their development of a professional learning community to advance technology integration at Nova Southeastern University. After a literature review of the key components of online learning, they discuss the method of implementing the PLC and the major outcomes and then offer recommendations for starting a PLC within institutions of higher ed.


    1. Thomas and Gilbert offer a literature review of current technologies available to improve athlete performance. They provide a brief theoretical foundation for the technologies and how they can be sued to improve athletic and personal performance.


    1. The study examines uses of mobile technology, namely cloud computing and self assessment, to improve nursing instruction. The authors evaluate mlearning environments and the potential barriers to their success.


    1. The article outlines the value of story-telling in professional development to improve faculty effectiveness. Identifying the problems with current professional development and their lack of efficacy, the authors argue the digital storytelling engages educational professionals, attracting them to online training.


    1. The article examines the value of digital storytelling to improve online communities within Army professional forums. In addition to providing a basis for storytelling, the authors examine how storytelling can improve discussions in military training.


    1. Coffey argues the effectiveness of online literature discussions in the elementary classroom. Addressing both synchronous and asynchronous environments, she suggests that computer-based discussions can enhance understanding of literature and promote community within the classroom.


    1. Rossiter and Garcia evaluate the use of digital storytelling in adult learning classrooms, primarily through the use of "autobiographical learning" where learners share personal experiences and connections with the content. They outline "three key dimensions" that make storytelling valuable in adult learning: voice, creativity, and self-direction.


    1. The site provides an explanation of digital storytelling, an outline of the uses in education, and a foundation of web tools to implement digital storytelling as a means of instruction. The 7 elements of digital storytelling serve as a guide for instructors and students.


    1. This manual, published by Hanover Research, outlines theory and practice of technology integration in the K-12 classroom and provides key strategies for professional development to equip teachers to successfully integrate technology.


    1. The authors present the benefits of coaching in professional development for educators in today's technologically advanced classrooms. Of particular interest is the explanation of the different methods of coaching: executive, coactive, cognitive, and instructional. They suggest that coaching provides more successful outcomes than single workshops and stress that finding the correct method for each situation and organization is crucial.


    1. Davis and Curry stress the importance of tech coaches in schools to help instructors integrate technology effectively. They present key factors to consider when using tech coaching, including the importance of having a clear plan and defined roles.


    1. To optimize learners' experience and the efficacy of learning outcomes, instructors need to consider how technology can offer approaches better suited to adult learning.

      This website from University of Arizona provides a list of trends and issues in learning technologies

      Rating 9/10

    2. Educators are feeling more and more pressure to provide educational content and teaching methods that keep pace with ongoing scientific and technical progress.

      The topics of this article is technology and adult students. The author writes about the challenges the adult learner faces with technology, what adult learners have in common, Andragogy information/challenges, Technology in the classroom and how it challenging integration issues, and how technology and andragogy is used. The article is great way to view how adult students utilize technology whether it be positive or negative. Rating: 4/5

    1. Teaching and learning methods: opreparing for teaching ofacilitating the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes oteaching and learning in groups ofacilitating learning and setting ground rules oexplaining ogroup dynamics omanaging the group olectures osmall group teaching methods and discussion techniques oseminars and tutorials ocomputer based teaching and learning – information technology and the World Wide Web ointroducing problem based learning ocase based learning and clinical scenarios

      this website is consisted of available resources.

      Rating: 9/10

    1. The three major prominent learning theories are known as behaviourist, cognitivist and constructivist, though Siemens later developed the connectivism theory as a learning theory for the digital age.

      The e-learning learning websites is a collection of peer articles with from around the world. It is a collection of high quality articles, blogs, journals.

      Rating: 7/10

    1. The main objectives of this article are to present the theoretical evidence for the design and delivery of instructional materials and to provide a practical framework for implementing those theories in the classroom and laboratory.

      The American Journal of Physiology. org is an website dedicated to published journals and books of functions of life or living organisms.

      Rating: 9/10

    1. a promising technology for decades that's never truly caught on. That's constantly changing with the current wave of VR products,

      PC magazine is a online compuer magazine, based on popular topics ranging form hackers to smartphones.

      Rating: 9/10

    1. Decision-making and problem solving are two skill domains that are fundamental to most types of military tasks.

      This resource discusses the adult learning theories including Malcolm Knowles that contribute to the design of training in the military. It discusses the desired skills for members of the military to posses and how those skills are important. Rating 7/10

    1. As educational technologies, instructional design and online learning/content delivery platforms keep evolving, more learners with more needs and motives will be drawn to taking online courses – a growing demand that in turn will spur further improvements in technology and delivery.

      Educational Technology offers free articles with sources.

      Rating: 5/10

    1. Using adult learning principles in technology trainings

      Adult learner characteristics and how they apply to technology are important to understand. These characteristics include experience, goals, relevancy, self-directed learning, and hands-on activities. Teaching and technology should be structured while taking these characteristics into consideration. Rating 8/10

    1. The generation that tech forgot

      This article explains that 77% of older adults need assistance with technology and devices. It also explains how a lot of technology companies are realizing this and are developing applications for their devices to help with the older adult's understanding. 7/10

    2. Touching problem Image copyright Thinkstock It is easy to assume that older people will find a gadget as simple to use as you do. As an iPad user, I saw no reason my mother could not get to grips with it - but, actually, it is not as simple as that.The response time for icons on an Apple screen is 0.7 seconds, but the over-65s have a response time of about one second.Using touchscreens may come naturally enough to a toddler but not necessarily for an older person - the nerves in the finger become less sensitive with age, meaning older people may "touch" far more heavily.And tests suggest that if an older person has a slight tremor, it can be registered on a device as a swipe rather than a touch."It is these subtle issues that erode confidence and cause confusion," says Chris Bignell, a spokesman for Emporia Telecom, which has designed a smartphone specifically for older people. Image copyright Emporia Image caption The Emporia phone has a detachable keyboard

      This idea that the touch of an older adults fingers are different from that of a younger person is very interesting to me and I never would have thought that this would make a difference when touching a screen or buttons on a device.

    3. This article explains that most older adults use technology every day and might not even notice it, for example hearing aids and gps. Yet when it comes to mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, etc almost 77% need guidance. This article goes on to explain that many companies are taking notice of this and are making applications or adjustments to their mobile devices to make things easier for this population. 9/10

    1. Breaking the Code: What Motivates Adult Learners?

      This article provides tips on how to motivate the adult learner. It suggests that the adult learner wants to learn content that is going to be relevant to their current or future job, wants to be taught by someone they trust and respect, and wants to learn by exploring not by meaningless clicking through course content. 9/10

    2. Incorporate videos of successful people or relevant experts related to the subject.

      Since adult learners want to make are motivated by meaning in their learning, it is great to provide videos of successful people in their field and to hear stories of how they got their so that the students can relate.

    1. Designing Technology for Adult Learners: Applying Adult Learning Theory

      This article explains how adult learning theory must be taken into consideration when developing online learning. It gives suggestions such as providing real-world examples, allowing students to work a their own pace, providing time for reflection, and many more. 9/10

    2. Andragogy theory acknowledges that adults bring a wealth of experience to their learning and use it as a base when they learn. Learning is more successful when adults make connections between their past experience and new information they are learning, or when they see how learning is relevant to them and their lives. It is important to incorporate a variety of perspectives in design because adult learners have different educational backgrounds, and life experiences.
    1. 7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

      This article covers new perceptions on technology usage in classrooms including mobile device usage and digital media. It discusses traditional views of disdain for technology in the classroom compared to the newer, more current opinions of allowing it. Rating 7/10

    1. The Benefits of Experiential Learning

      This article explains the importance of experiential learning in all levels of education not just higher education. It explains how experiential learning has several benefits including but not limited to the following: It allows for a lot of creativity, it provides real-world experience, it gives the learner an idea of certain fields for possible career options and many more. 10/10

    1. Technology isn’t perfect.

      This article focuses on the difference between younger learners and older adult learners. Younger learners are growing up with technology and learn through technology usage more effectively and quickly than older adult learners. The article provides suggestions on how to overcome difficulties older adults may have with technology. Rating 7/10

    1. From Peg Cheechi, an instructional designer at Rush University: informing faculty members about the advantages of working with experts in course design.

      The Chronicle of Higher Education is a website and newspaper informing students and faculty of college affairs and news.

      Rating: 9/10

    1. What is EdTech and Why Should It Matter to You?

      This blog explains educational technology in great detail and the importance of the field and how an educational technologist might be utilized in education. 10/10

    1. Use Technology Effectively

      Technology can beneficial for learning and using it effectively can be tricky - this website provides guidelines on how to use technology the right way and enjoy the benefits. Rating 10/10

    1. Up and Coming Technologies For the K-12 Classroom

      A current and future look at technological evolution in the k-12 context over the next several years! The possibilities continue to expand! Rating 8/10

    1. 15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

      This article lists 15 types of assistive technology that can help learners with disabilities. Some examples of these technologies are tools to help the learner to better communicate with other students and instructors, proofreading software, and several math tutoring tools to name a few. 10/10

    1. Advanced Educational Technology Tools and Trends

      The various types of technology versions and usage are described along with the pros and cons of using technology in an educational setting. Rating: 8/10

    1. The article, "Keys to success: Self-directed learning,' authors Fellows, Culver, and Beston discuss the components of Grow's self-directed learning (SDL) model. Learners and instructors fit into a matrix which can be used to determine optimal instructional strategies to meet the readiness of the learner. The authors discuss how SDL is implemented in multiple institutions for higher education. Instructional methods are shared to address foundational SDL skills as well as issues that arose when learners were having difficulty transitioning from one stage of readiness to another. Overall, holistic learner skills were enhanced with SDL. Rating: 9/10

    1. In the text by Jennifer Herseim, virtual reality (VR) is identified as a tool to help with teacher training. Teachers can embark on a learning process in a secure environment with a diverse set of student avatars operated in part, by a real individual. Staff can explore their teaching methods and styles with recorded and measured skills and responses for future review and reflection. Rating 7/10

    1. How to Use Technology Without Feeling Overwhelmed (For Introverts and HSPs)Posted by Lori Elliott • 0 Comments

      This article explains ways to use technology in your life without being overwhelmed. It provides tips such as making sure your inbox is clear to taking a break from technology all together first thing in the morning and late at night. This article is geared towards introverts but I think the tips are beneficial for anyone. 10/10

    1. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s most innovative school, Arizona State University is where students and faculty work with NASA to develop, advance and lead innovations in space exploration.

      Arizona State University is one of the best university leaders nationally and around the world. They are known by providing successful online services for online learners. Educators and potential educators should explore their site for leads and their own innovation.

      Rating: 10/10

    1. How to Continuously Grow as a Tech-Savvy Education Leader

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