Miguel Ramlatchan (Author & Editor), Mark Parsons (Author), Meghan Soldani (Author), Josie Joswick Mendoza (Author), Maria Satre (Author), Brittany Spitz (Author), Jasmine Bundy (Author), and Amanda Kline (Author)
Instructional designers, instructional systems designers, and other educational technologists are, by their nature, innovators. These professionals apply and extend the applied science of learning, systems, communication, and instructional design theory to help students learn. Technology in some capacity is used to make the connections between subject matter experts, teachers, instructors, and their learners. It is common for instructional designers to seek new tools, techniques, and innovations for the improvement of learning, access, quality, and student satisfaction. However, the adoption and diffusion of new educational technology and innovation is a complex process that depends on many variables. Understanding these processes and variables can help designers and technology leaders successfully implement positive change. This book serves as a brief summary of innovation diffusion models, organizational change models, and serves as an introduction to the work of a group of talented instructional designers who have explored specific aspects of educational technology adoption and diffusion. Together we hope that you find these cases, examples, and lessons learned insightful and help you plan for an innovation diffusion of your own.
The Message Design of Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600 & A Fan’s Map, Quick Start, and Strategy Guide2022
Miguel Ramlatchan and William I. Ramlatchan
The message design and human performance technology in video games, especially early video games have always been fascinating to me. From an instructional design perspective, the capabilities of the technology of the classic game consoles required a careful balance of achievable objectives, cognitive task analysis, guided problem solving, and message design. Raiders on the Atari is an excellent example of this balance. It is an epic adventure game, spanning 13+ distinct areas, with an inventory of items, where those hard to find items had to be used by the player to solve problems during their quest (and who would have benefited from a game controller that would not be released for another nine years). I have a hard time convincing myself that Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is not one of, if not the greatest, action and adventure movies ever made. It is fitting that a movie that has a special place in history should have a related video game that also shares a special place in history. I hope that this guide helps you enjoy this classic!
The Myth & Legend of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the Atari 2600: The Fan’s Quick Start and Strategy Guide2021
Miguel Ramlatchan and William I. Ramlatchan
As an instructional designer and technologist, my goal with this book is remarkably simple, to consolidate and create a job aid for a complex and often frustrating/misunderstood quest. Rather than hunting all over the Internet, the map, tips, and information about the game are all gathered and summarized here. Also, rather than being an obscure Easter Egg in Amazon (like an Earnest Cline/James Halliday egg, especially on the hidden Pacman arcade game), I want to make this guide easier to find. Along with the nostalgia, classic video games and the technology and applied message design behind their creation are fascinating, especially when considering what has been built upon these foundations. I hope you find this guide helpful and motivating... have fun and 'pass on what you have learned'... [Miquel Ramlatchan]
The official Cisco DCICN book and practice exams are great resources, but this is not an easy exam. This study guide is a companion to those resources and summarizes the subject areas into additional review questions with an answer description for each item. This book is not a "braindump" and it is not bootleg screenshots of the actual exam. Instead, this book provides additional context and examples, serves to complement other study guides, and provides additional examples. If you are getting ready to take the exam for the first time, I hope that this guide provides the extra help to pass! If you are up for re-certification, I hope that this guide serves as a refresher and reminder! Keep working hard, keep studying, and never stop learning…
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