Simulations in Online Instruction

Rude-Parkins, C., et. al. “Applying Gaming and Simulation Techniques to the Design of Online Instruction.” Innovate Online 2.2 (December, 2005 - January, 2006). Retrieved from the Web 02/06/2009 at http://innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=70&action=article (requires login). Summary Characteristics which distinguish an Army training simulation are described: using scenarios, keeping score, and allowing learners to control timing. Each lesson begins… Continue reading Simulations in Online Instruction


Peer feedback

van der Pol, J., van den Berg, B.A.M. Admiraal, W.F., and Simons, P.R.J. (2008). The nature, reception, and use of online peer feedback in higher education. Computers in Education 51. pp. 1804-1817. My interest in this article was articulated in the first paragraph: a pragmatic interest in reducing faculty load while maintaining an emphasis on… Continue reading Peer feedback



Burton, J.K., Moore, D.M., and Magliaro, S.G. (2002). Behaviorism and Instructional Technology. In D. Jonassen, D. (Ed). Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology, 2nd Ed. Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. pp. 3-36. I have to admit the behaviorism article made my hair hurt. I read some paragraphs 3 or 4… Continue reading Behaving