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Understanding Learner Personas and Accessibility

As an instructional designer committed to inclusivity and accessibility, my practice involves constant learning and adaptation. Read on to see my insights from refining my learner personas as a component of the Design Thinking framework.

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Analysis: Learning Environment, Learner Preferences, Learning Problem, Learner Characteristics, Learner Expectations

The A.D.D.I.E. Framework

A.D.D.I.E. represents a practical framework in instructional design: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. This structured approach helps instructional designers maintain organization, follow a logical progression of steps, and successfully solve learning problems.

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The Four Literacies in Education

The traditional literacies of reading, writing, speaking, and listening are both essential to traditional education and to the digital world. Educators can use these building blocks to transition learners from a solid foundation in the classroom to a thriving online presence.

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Rediscovering Distance Education: A full circle experience

The recent shift to distance education in response to the global pandemic underscores the importance of reimagining ways to provide consistent, equitable access to deep learning. It intrigues me to envision the ways that we can employ theatre as an analog solution to the digital divide.

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