Creating learning experiences when performance really matters

Bio Lab

I recently heard a news story about the Ebola crisis where the expert being interviewed explained that most of the infections of healthcare workers occur not from faulty or missing protective equipment but from workers not following the correct procedures when they remove their gear. This reminded me of a prototype that SmartBuilder developed a … [Continue Reading]

DESIGN CHALLENGE #1 (part 4 of 4)

Create Learning Activities that Work

Screen shot of a prototype learning activity

This post is part of the Design Challenge series. If you need a refresher on the project we are discussing, look at Design Challenge #1 – Part 1 of 4: Meet Our First Challenger. In this post, you’ll get a chance to check out a couple activities that we’ve developed for the project, and hone … [Continue Reading]

DESIGN CHALLENGE #1 (part 3 of 4)

What Do You Want Learners to DO?

Thinking or Doing

This post is part of the Design Challenge series. If you need a refresher on our challenger or the project we are discussing, look at Design Challenge #1 – Part 1 of 4: Meet Our First Challenger. Now that we have a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal to aim for (“Increase the percentage of instructors … [Continue Reading]

DESIGN CHALLENGE #1 (part 2 of 4)

Crafting a Goal

GoalCartoon

In this part of our design challenge, we are going to look at performance goals for the ChAMPIONs project. If you need a refresher on our challenger or the project we are discussing, look at Design Challenge #1 – Part 1 of 4: Meet Our First Challenger. The Value of a Performance Goal There are … [Continue Reading]

DESIGN CHALLENGE #1 (part 1 of 4)

Meet the First Challenger

DonnaAnna_Community_College

This post is part of the Elearning Design Challenge Series, which you can read about here. Volunteer: Dr. Mia Kalish, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Doña Ana Community College Challenge: The nursing program recently lost its accreditation because its instructors could not adequately evaluate teaching outcomes. The college provides a professional training program called ChAMPIONs to … [Continue Reading]