Bits of Wisdom

Is a Picture Worth of Thousand Words?

Effective Example Link: Ineffective Example Link: “A picture is worth 1,000 words” is the same as saying “knowledge is power, where knowledge resources are unlimited” (Laureate Education, 2010d). Learners can only see traditional views unless development or self-directed learning seeks additional forms of literacy to make sense of the picture or knowledge (Laureate Education, 2010d). […]

Mayer’s Multimedia Principles

The theory of multimedia learning is derived from the multimedia principle, MP (Mayer, 2019, p.43). MP asserts learners develop deeper understanding levels of knowledge when presented as words and pictures than that of words alone (Mayer, 2019, p.43). Meaningful learning requires information processing in working memory, which has a limited capacity. Knowledge transfer or storage […]

Interactivity: Giving Learners Control

Hana Feels by Gavin Inglis is an interactive story where a girl named Hana, engages dialogue with different people (Inglis, n.d.). The learner assumes the character communicating with Hana. The learner has different responses to provide Hanah, which leads to discovering how Hana feels after her refection on the interaction. The experience highlights the emotional […]

Educational Apps-Flipboard

Launched in 2010, Flipboard steadily has increased in popularity due to the appealing use of multimedia learning principles combined with a personalized “social news network” (Greenlee, 2020). Flipboard is a unique way for a learner to read news stories generated from a direct learner’s input. The polished, magazine-style layout adapts physical interaction with a traditional […]

Strategic Approach: Understanding How We Learn

Knowledge Acquisition defined is a complex matrix of learning theories, neuroscience, psychology, personal preferences, influenced by motivation, guidance, and technological advancement. Confused, so was I at the beginning of this learning experience. I defined learning, more explicitly designing for learning, a narrow definition where one size fits all. Learning requires the facilitators to use approaches […]

Learning Reflection

In self-reflection, over the last eight weeks, after a deeper dive into the different approaches, strategic styles, and environmental issues that influence an individual’s ability to acquire new knowledge. The basic of learning is a subjective interpretation of the presented experience. This intrinsic synthesizing of information is still considered ongoing research in search of a […]

artificial intelligence – technology driven pedagogy

Knowledge acquisition evolves from the environmental and technological influences on the presented information. Artificial intelligence (AI) uses machine-based learning to accomplish tasks and activities that have historically relied on learner’s cognition (Alexander, Ashford-Rowe, Barajas-Murphy, Dobbin, Knott, McCormack, Pomerantz, Seilhamer, & Weber, 2019, p. 27). Like original computer-based learning theories, AI uses computer programming to navigate […]

Personal Learning Network

In high school, the time it took to complete a course was a drawn-out perception. Motivation, extrinsically influenced, relies on a facilitator’s role in direct information processing (Cercone, 2008). As a student, I was more internally motivated to get to the next summer/holiday break. The days went by slow, and the ability to cognitively process […]

ANDRAGogY: Adult Learning

There are many times we look to relate knowledge we have previously learned to current information presented. I consider this a way for adults to reassure confidence in prior knowledge is still relevant. Previous theories and psychological evaluations of the acquisition of knowledge, and retrieval of knowledge, approach learning as a stimulus-response through a learner’s […]

Social Enviroments implications on learner

To address if the element of “social” environments, impact on learning environments is the same, you have to understand the role of social behavior and the implications on learning. Constructivism view humans construct knowledge by adapting meaning from a previous stimulus-response in the current relevant context (Jenkins, 2006). The process of knowledge is interpreted as […]


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