Joel Gendler

Posts by Joel Gendler

Victory’s Vendor and Partnership Processes

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In our recent blog post, Instructional Design 101, we provided an overview of several popular instructional design models. One of these, the original ADDIE model, was a linear approach with some iterative features. It evolved to be more cyclical, and spawned many other models. In similar fashion, our linear workflows at Victory have evolved to…

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metacog Building Its Deep Learning Analytics Platform with Databricks

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Victory’s spinoff metacog was just featured in a blog post by Databricks, a company founded by the team that created Apache Spark, a powerful open-source data processing engine. See the Databricks blog post below. metacog has been hard at work releasing new capabilities of its learning analytics platform, while at the same time enhancing existing…

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Professional Translation and How To Avoid Flying Naked

Why is it important to have a professional write and translate your product? In this era of new technology and immediacy, it is easy to get carried away with the specialized tools available to get the work done. But remember, they are only tools, which means they are only as good and effective as the…

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Skate Park Performance Task

We have become proficient at developing performance tasks closely aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Of course, a good performance task aligns to standards across multiple disciplines. The following task was developed for middle grades and for these learning goals. Please watch the video and then try the performance task. We’d love to hear…

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