Posted in Adult Learning Theory

Andragogy is not a Pokémon!


The translation of Andragogy is man-leading, but it is a term widely used to describe adult learning. 

Time to train those colleagues! Or help a coworker embrace the new technology the boss just purchased. Maybe this is your role or maybe this is a new experience for you. But, there you are – in charge of someone else’s learning. What are some ideas to get you started on the path of successful training?

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Posted in Reading Intervention

Do These Socks Match?


When text complexity overwhelms learners, embrace long-term goals.

Do you have a struggling learner in your class? Being a competent learner involves many skills. One very important skill is comprehension – reading comprehension. In the simplest terms, reading comprehension refers to understanding the text. But, what if the ability of the learner does not match the complexity of the text? Continue reading “Do These Socks Match?”

Posted in Post secondary education

Dream It, Work Hard for It, Choose Wisely


California State University, Fullerton

Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology

This blog is an opportunity for  me to share what I am learning during  CSU Fullerton’s Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology program. This MSIDT program fuses instructional design techniques, theories, practices, and approaches with emerging technological tools for development and communication. It is a rigorous, fast-paced program delivered online. Continue reading “Dream It, Work Hard for It, Choose Wisely”

Posted in Instructional planning

Get On the Phantom Bus, It Is Time for A Virtual Tour!


Utilizing Background Knowledge         

Before crafting a lesson, it is important to assess the learners’ needs by evaluating their existing knowledge base, or background knowledge. Background knowledge refers to a learner’s experiences, skills, and understandings of a topic. Background knowledge is also known as prior knowledge and it is essential in understanding themes, improving comprehension, and making connections. Continue reading “Get On the Phantom Bus, It Is Time for A Virtual Tour!”