Objects of Desire: The First Industrial Designers

An architect and game-scholar friend of mine recommended a few books and articles related to the origin and identity of architects and designers. Having been surrounded by designers in my formative years as an instructional designer, I often felt like a bit of an outsider. I’m sure I’ve mentioned in another post about attending a…

By JR August 21, 2019 0

We Underestimate the Testing Effect

The opening plenary session of EDEN was mostly about assessment. Although they call it the testing effect, a number of the tools the presenter showed included assessment techniques beyond what we would normally assume to be straight up MCQs in perpetuity. (e-)assessment – exam – evaluation – certification The presenter began with the Ebbinghaus’ forgetting…

By JR July 11, 2019 0

EDEN Day 3

I attended a synergies session this morning where quite a few short and sweet presentations were given. There was a bit of conversation and indications from the presenters and audience that a number of the projects overlapped and that they would need to connect following the conference. This post will mostly just be a blast…

By JR July 4, 2019 0

EDEN day 2

Making Connections in Distance Education This morning we had an engaging presentation from Jan Elen (KU Leuven, Center for Instructional Psychology and Technology, Belgium). He told the story of their journey to distance delivery of brand new programs, the context and the challenges. Of course one of the key issues was that this was to…

By JR July 4, 2019 0