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Instructional Design 101

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Before we plunge into instructional design, let’s step back. What does it mean to design? Here’s the definition, according to Merriam-Webster: Design 1. to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan: devise, contrive 2. a:  to conceive and plan out in the mind b:  to have as a purpose: intend c:  to devise for a…

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Design: The Secret Behind Effective Digital Learning Experiences–Part 2

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In our first blog on this topic, we began to reveal the secret behind the magnetic allure of games, simulations, and other online performance-based digital learning experiences. We showed you a well-aligned, well-designed simulation-based science performance task. In this blog, we’ll show you how the design of a digital performance task directly influences the richness of…

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Getting Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

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What Is the IoT? Watch this video for a quick overview. How Will the IoT Affect the Education Industry? For several years, publishers have been developing “smart” curricula that can adapt to students. Cell phones were once banned in schools, but now they are often seen as a valuable asset. As technology changes, so do our expectations.

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What’s Next? Part 4: NextGen Digital Experiences

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This is the fourth in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, our Director of Digital Solutions, Michael Rogers, discusses what’s next in digital development. I’ve added a few more insights below.

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What’s Next? Part 3: Assessment

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This is the third in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, Victory’s staff discuss what’s next in assessment. We’ve added a few more thoughts below. Feel free to use the comments to join in the conversation. A Variation on “The Chicken or the Egg?” Which comes first, change…

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What’s Next? Part 2: Curriculum

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In this video, Victory’s editorial directors for STEM and ELA/Social Studies discuss what’s new and what’s next in curriculum development. Below are links to resources alluded to in the discussion. It has always been true that technological advances change education. Here we examine more deeply why these changes take place and discuss (in historical context) how…

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What’s Next? Part 1: The Purpose of Education

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In these times of change, it is good to focus on what hasn’t changed: the purpose of education. We see this as a guiding light that will help us chart a course for success on each and every project. In this 4-minute video, the Victory team shares some perspectives on what’s new and what’s next…

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