Theoretical Works

Thinking Aloud and Out Loud

Designers 4 Learning Live Streams

As part of Designers 4 Learning Adult Open Basic Education Service Project I live streamed my analysis and design process. You can watch me work in the embedded playlist above.

Learner Centered Sociocultural Lesson Plans

Online Community Networking

For Applied Learning Theory, we were tasked to create an instructional unit using one particular learning theory as a focus. The design parameters specified that the instruction must be online and self-paced. I took it up as a challenge to interpret sociocultural learning theory with these constraints. The design I came up with leveraged forums and on-farm participation days to bring together communities of people with their local livestock producers. This theoretical unit would bring together participants to create a local, meaningful definition of humane livestock production.

You can access a pdf of the ppt I put together to explain my idea to the class here: Online Sociocutural Learning: Local Livestock Management. Included are a topic overview and justification, instructional goals, learner and context analysis, performance objectives for the online portion of the instruction, possible assessments, and the instructional strategies.

Self-Paced Sociocultrual Lesson

For Applied Learning Theory, we were tasked to create an instructional unit using one particular learning theory as a focus. The design parameters specified that the instruction must be online and completely self-completed and self-paced. I took it up as a challenge to interpret sociocultural learning theory with these constraints.

What I came up with was an interactive narrative, inspired by the choose-your-own-adventure books I remember from my youth. This was not a fully working module. It is more of a proof of concept for the class. I think there is a lot of potential to use interactive narratives to situate learning.

A pdf describing my instructional rationale, and discussion of my decision making processes can be found here: Instructional Rationale and Discussion.