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What is a Doctor of Science Degree?

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In 2014, I finally graduated after several years of intensive work from the University of Baltimore with a Doctor of Science degree in Information and Interaction Design. At the time I graduated people started asking me about my credential and whether or not it was the same as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). What is a Doctor of Science? There are …

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Heather Remote Usability Session 10

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Usability Testing Sessions

Heather also experienced some workflow issues with the application where she was unable to locate various areas of the system.  She commented that the excessive scrolling contributed to her confusion with this.  In addition to this she noted concern with the various grid updates and format of the STA grid for editing and updating.

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Curriculum Mapping for Expeditionary Learning

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Curriculum Mapping is the process of documenting lessons, activities and assessment methods used within different grade levels and classes in an educational institution.  Expeditionary Learning (EL) is a style of teaching that involves the students in experiences and problem-solving activities.  This paper explores the intersection of these two educational theories and addresses how pedagogical goals are met/not met by designing …

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Backwards Design

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Backwards design is a methodology used to develop curriculum, which promotes the identification of learning results at the start of the design process.  Wiggins and McTighe defined this term as part of their Understanding by Design (UbD) framework.  Backwards design is not a new concept, it has been around for a long time and this paper explores some of the …

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Lorie Remote Usability Session 4

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This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Usability Testing Sessions

This usability testing session revealed some issues with the using the Big Ideas drop-down selectors for adding new records.  In addition to this, the process for adding standards, targets and assessments appeared confusing to the user.  There were some issues with workflow where the user was confused about which screen she was on.  Recommendations were made for allowing file uploads.