If an Image is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is an Animation Worth?

Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and James H. Fowler, Ph.D. recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network. What is fantastic with this article published online is that there is a page with supplementary material containing an animation entitled: Dynamic… Continue reading If an Image is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is an Animation Worth?

Assumptions about eLearning

eLearning is a human performance improvement initiative that employs electronic technology. By that definition, consulting an Internet-based dictionary to find out the meaning of a word is a form of eLearning. Indeed learning is occurring, therefore improving performance by the means of an electronic technology. Though it is incidental and informal, it falls within the… Continue reading Assumptions about eLearning

Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy

I presented on the subject of Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy at two conferences this spring: In Touch with Technology conference presented by the Association of Media and Technology for Education in Canada (AMTEC), Laurentian University Pioneers in a New Age conference presented by the Canadian Association of Distance… Continue reading Rethinking Multimedia Instructional Material Design for an Equitable and Critical Pedagogy