Author: Jenny Saucerman

AR and VR in eLearning

AR and VR in eLearning

I recently wrote a white paper on the topic of augmented and virtual reality in adult education; I’ve also written a blog post on the topic here . This is my favorite white paper to date because I had the opportunity to interview experts in the field and did my best to capture their enthusiasm […]

Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

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  When I write blog posts for Web Courseworks, I’m typically focused on the philosophy and design of adult education, and for good reason: there are many special educational considerations for adult learners, and I want to design curricula that best meets their needs. Part of addressing those considerations is picking the right tools for […]

Failure is the New Success

Failure in game-based learning

As some of our readers may know, I spent a significant portion of my life studying and working in games for education. That’s why I’m excited to tell you that my speaker proposal for the 2017 FocusOn Learning Conference has been accepted. Huzzah! The focus of the conference this year is on mobile, games, and video. […]

“The Medium is the Message”: An Instructional Design Perspective

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Back in the 1960s, Marshall McLuhan famously argued that “the medium is the message.” According to McLuhan, we focus too much of our efforts trying to dissect the content presented in a medium without considering the effect that the medium itself will have on that content. Content and mediums have a symbiotic relationship, and one […]

2017: The Year of User Interface Design

User Interface Design

When I was tasked with identifying and elaborating on an instructional design trend for 2017, I did what most people do when they have no ideas: I asked Google. I noticed a pattern among the various trends that were identified. Many of the articles listed user interface design. Oh great, I thought. On top of […]