Category Archives: Instructional Design

Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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Entrepreneurial Accelerator….We’re In! Woo Hoo!


I haven’t been nearly as good as I should have been lately with blogging.  But I have a good excuse.  Honest. Most of you have seen my other posts where I do product reviews and give feedback about what I … Continue reading

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Algebra, Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Insanity


As all of you know by now, I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing ed tech products.  And as I’ve been reviewing educational apps I’ve always wondered what would happen when the day came when the material got … Continue reading

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Stirring the Pot in Education!


Wow, I knew that this whole social media thing was powerful.  But something happened to me yesterday that I never could have predicted! I wrote a post earlier this summer called Three Revised Things to Unlearn about Learning.  One reader … Continue reading

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Karen Mahon appears on eLearn Chat!


I was delighted to be invited to appear on eLearning Chat today by Rick Zanotti, the host.  What a fun experience it was.  Rick and co-host Dawn Mahoney put me right at ease.  And I got to talk about one … Continue reading

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Motion Math Fractions App Works!


Friday a colleague sent me a research study…I was super excited because it’s an effectiveness study for an app that has been getting a lot of attention recently, Motion Math. Before reading the research study, I bought the app myself … Continue reading

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Goodbye Teacher


Last week I was reading a blog that discussed different teaching methodologies.  One of those methods was Programmed Instruction (PI), a method that was developed by B.F. Skinner.  PI dates back to the 1950s when Skinner developed his Teaching Machine. … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Digital Content for Education


There is just so much digital content out there … a simple Google search reveals hundreds of education technology companies offering digital content products. And the difficult part for teachers and parents is that the claims these companies make all … Continue reading

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Top 10 eLearning Design Principles Compared


Today I was over on Jason Renshaw’s blog, English Raven. He posted a cool idea: to compare your top 10 elearning design principles to those of Kineo, an elearning solutions provider.  Not only am I copying his idea, I’m copying … Continue reading

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Mastery Learning and Gaming in Education: DragonBox


Today I want to write about something very near and dear to my heart, Mastery Learning. For those who are unfamiliar with Mastery Learning, it is a term that was coined by Benjamin Bloom (yes, that Benjamin Bloom) in 1968 … Continue reading

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