Author Archives: AnitaK
Concrete and formal operations in learning
Concrete and formal operations are part of Piaget’s genetic epistemology framework. This study of how knowledge is developed is based on cognitive structures that correspond with stages of development. Piaget theory of cognitive development identifies four cognitive structures of sensorimotor, … Continue reading
Thoughts on analyzing instructional design within the workplace
In analyzing my system of interest, how the instructional design (ID) process can influence the organization as a whole, highlights common misconceptions within corporate systems. On the surface ID processes appear to take time, which organizations consider a poor return … Continue reading
What is a system? What is systems thinking? A system holds a collection of different parts along with their relationships. All together it forms a larger system or system of system, with a unified meaning. When parts of a system … Continue reading
Is social science really a science?
Science is the study of phenomena in the physical world. Knowledge is drawn about the phenomenon by observation and systematic experimentation (Encyclopedia Britannica). Scientists strive to gather this information without bias. Types of science can be grouped by earth science … Continue reading
Communicating with technology requires mindful integration
In The Role Of Technology In The Evolution Of Communication Rogers (2019) indicates the communication evolution started with the electric telegraph in 1831. Although there were some forms of long-distance communication it was the start of electrical engineering that made … Continue reading
Philosophy of learning
Just taking in information does not equal knowledge development. In addition to information we must take in experiences, thoughts, and feelings. This adds a context to the information and allows us to evolve. We develop new knowledge and grow old … Continue reading
Article review: Educational Technology: Conceptual Frameworks and Historical Development
Eraut looks at conceptual frameworks for educational technology, coupled with historical developments. This article appears to be more of a theoretical opinion with a historical review of educational technology. There was a plentiful collection of historical literature. So much in … Continue reading
Choosing research methods
What looks to be challenging for you about locating and applying a new research method? My initial challenge was to identify potential methods, define what they are and how they should be used. Then I can determine what looks interesting … Continue reading
Soft Systems and Instructional Design for Technical Training
Soft systems methodology (SSM) could easily be used in education as a means to identify learning gaps and make recommendations to fill those gaps. This is associated with the seven steps to SSM that Zhong (2007) discussed: Identify the problem … Continue reading
What is the critical theory? A form of social criticism that evaluates society as it relates to individual life, community, and culture. More importantly it evaluates the social structures in place and how they affect specific groups. As this applies … Continue reading
How could I apply computer-mediated discourse analysis (CMDA) in my research interests? In researching cognitive influences that gamification can have on learning, CMDA can be used to identify how participant comfort level influences performance. In fact, this approach would be … Continue reading
What is CMDA and How Can I Use it?
In current days, the internet is a necessity for communication, day-to-day activities, business, and learning, to name a few things. Social media interaction has added to the abundant amount of content generated. It is hard to analyze any phenomena associated … Continue reading
Reflection on what I have learned
I entered a qualitative research class with no idea what this entailed. I did not know how much qualitative descriptive data could add value to knowledge construction. Descriptive data can be viewed as not offering scientific results, and not be … Continue reading
Finding truth in research
The great digital age has also brought to light the rapid growth of fake news. Wrong information can quickly travel to every web browser for consumption and reaction by those who wish to believe. We would expect the bar to … Continue reading
Initial thoughts about how I would address different learning approaches had me dissecting various pieces to build a hybrid model. Then I started to consider what my personal learning theory really was, and how I got to this point. Personal … Continue reading
Potential ethical concerns and bias in my own research.
Ethics is not only institutional review boards, code of conduct, and laws, it can also be my own bias. Initial thoughts about personal bias leads me to the outcomes I want to find in my research. I want to show … Continue reading
A deeper look at qualitative research
I have to admit I am still processing a lot of information, coupled with internet research. I am not prepared to apply but am starting to organize and make sense of some concepts. Qualitative research pursues a deeper understanding of … Continue reading
What is qualitative research?
It is safe to say I enter this qualitative research class without a clear-cut idea of what it actually is. Before my current job I would stop after the period with no idea of how-to breakdown the definition. After developing … Continue reading