Project Schedule and Estimating Activity Duration

After exploring this week’s resources and internet research I have found two (2) very popular resources that are helpful in planning and scheduling projects. One of the best ways to get project teams off emails and into a space where real work can be done more efficiently is to use an online project management tool … More Project Schedule and Estimating Activity Duration

The Future of Distance Learning

 The perception of distance learning is changing as technology continues to evolve. Geographic locations are no longer a constraint for getting information being successfully delivered and understood. With the advent and increased use of technologically aided devices, people can communicate meaningfully from a distance (Siemens). Distance learning has gained significant popularity in education over the … More The Future of Distance Learning


This paper identifies the pre-planning elements that the trainer may need to effectively convert a face-to-face course to distance learning. When converting from a traditional form of learning to distance learning, the instructional designer must approach this as a new project and a great place to start is the ADDIE model. This is a systematic … More CONVERTING TO A DISTANCE LEARNING FORMAT

Foundations of Distance Learning

Distance learning is an institution-based, formal education where the learning group is separated and where interactive telecommunications systems are used to connect learners, resources and instructors (Simonson, 2009,2010). As I reflect on my educational background and experiences, I have seen my self-being a distance learner or even participate in such learning environment. Being educated in … More Foundations of Distance Learning


What did you find surprising or striking as you furthered your knowledge about how people learn? As I progress through this course weekly, the many different learners and the way in which people learn and process information is most striking to me. Even though this is not newly found knowledge, but the information has increased … More Reflection

Theories in Review

Now that you have a deeper understanding of the different learning theories and learning styles, how has your view on how you learn changed? Reflecting on the topics we have explored throughout the duration of this course, the different learning theories, learners, learning styles and technology. I have gained an immense of how learning flows … More Theories in Review

Expanding My Network-Connectivism

Siemens (2005) postulated that“considering technology and meaning-making as learning activities begin to move learning into the digital age”. Inherent to this new viewpoint on learning is the idea that we can no longer personally experience everything there is to experience as we try to learn something new. We must create networks which, simply defined, are … More Expanding My Network-Connectivism