Author Archives: Joshua Mathews Ailsworth

HR Technology

Digital Citizenship in the Workplace

Digital Citizenship in the Workplace

Citizenship. At its heart, citizenship is simply being a member of a state or as a to resident of a city. Underpinning citizenship is a set of rights, privileges, and obligations bestowed upon and expected of each citizen. We typically conceptualize citizenship with our physical lives. In recent years, as technology has evolved and the


The Power of Storytelling Digitally

Stories. The story is a cornerstone of humanity. Telling stories is a tradition that can be traced across our history. Over time, the art of storytelling has evolved as the tools and resources available with which to tell stories evolved. We have told stories orally in person, via the written word, through artwork and performance,


Concept Mapping for Excellence in Learning Programs

Developing quality educational programs is a difficult task. No matter which instructional design methodology one adopts, it is vital to ensure that outcomes, assessments, instructional methods, and learning content are all in alignment to ensure an effective learning experience. Designing education is a complex task that requires organization and attention to detail. Missing one critical

Distance Learning

The Influence of Correspondence Courses on Modern Asynchronous Distance Learning

In a global, inter-connected world with increasing demands on individual’s time, the need for flexibility in learning programs continues to grow at a rapid rate. As a result, distance learning is on the rise. There are two broad categories of distance learning: synchronous (concurrent time and place) and asynchronous (flexible time and place) environments between


Strategies for Developing Effective Screencasts with Camtasia

Over the past decade, screencasting has become an invaluable tool in the educational technology tool belt for learning programs. A screencast, at its heart, is simply a file of a recording of a computer screen. Screencasts are often narrated with audio to provide information to learners about what is occurring on the screen. A screencast

Arabic Girl Classroom

Creating Engaging Study Opportunities for Learners Using Quizlet

Learning knowledge based terms and definitions can be a difficult task. Instructors often struggle to find ways to make learning the content outside of the classroom engaging. Students often struggle to find ways to stay focused on the content. Traditional methods are often low or no-technology, such as reading, highlighting, and basic flash cards. Enter

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The Case for Technology-Mediated Immersive Learning Programs

Learning and development is too often a discipline relegated to the back burner of organizational priorities. As a result, many organizations still rely on an outdated programming model: one-off sessions that are face-to-face, instructor-led, content-heavy, and low technology. There are several issues with the ‘traditional’ model of learning delivery. Firstly, a one-time session rarely is

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