Make your Move, applied research

This is part of ongoing doctoral research from the UK.   The research is more of a case study in applying principles of metacognition, design thinking and constructivism.  Quotes from learners are outstanding in their richness and candor.  Good example of a “doing” approach to instructional design.

“Make Your Move supports the idea that young people’s learning, thinking and actions, both now and in their adult lives, are fundamental to the achievement of a more just and secure global future. The researcher sets out to develop and test a methodology which demonstrates how creative teamwork can be used as a vehicle for enhancing agency and social responsibility.”  http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/2868/1/Make%20your%20Move%202017.pdf

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Possible uses in law and order

Challenges and Opportunities in using Analytics Combined with Visualisation Techniques for Finding Anomalies in Digital Communications, Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan, City, University of London, UK, Cagatay Turkay,  https://www.academia.edu/33308750/Challenges_and_Opportunities_in_using_Analytics_Combined_with_Visualisation_Techniques_for_Finding_Anomalies_in_Digital_Communications

The concepts described in this paper will lead to a more efficient way to analyse digital communications including emails.

Another NYT Media Adventure

 

Graphic Storytelling Grows Up

This time, the Times Sunday magazine was published in an all comics issue telling 12 stories of the city.  Graphic fiction has become a big seller and provides an outlet for visual storytelling.  This electronic version of the magazine has the potential to be used by students as a model for story telling and as an alternative to traditional essay or report writing.  Opens up a variety of presentation styles for instructional designers who believe in universal design for all learners.  The prestige of the New York Times gives value to the media and enhances the professionalism of graphic storytellers.