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PSD Professional Development Day 4/2/18: Keynote: Reshan Richards

3rd Annual Technology & Blended Learning Conference

Keynote: Reshan Richards

Authenticity, Immediacy, and Delight in Hi-Tech, Lo-Tech, and No-Tech Learning Experiences

Blending online and offline practices in support of teaching and assessment provides educators and students with more choices and paths for learning. Choosing an innovative technology can result in positive outcomes for some. For others, a choice NOT to use technology best serves a learning objective.

Whether an experience is high tech, low tech, no tech, or some blended combination, there are three lenses that any educator can use to look at and understand instructional design: authenticity, immediacy, and delight.

  • Authenticity: learners want to know that a person - not a machine - is the caretaker of the learning.
  • Immediacy: instruction and feedback occurs at the moment when it is most meaningful.
  • Delight: learning that sparks joy, genuine curiosity, and intrinsically motivated persistence.

Certain technologies that allow educators to capture ideas, comments, and moments through media may help to bridge constraints of distance and time. We’ll look at how a few repeatable approaches can be used.

We’ll explore and practice several activities that can be done with any age group and in any combination of disciplines to approach problem solving and user experience design.

Dr. Reshan Richards is an Adjunct Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer and co-founder of Explain Everything. He also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass). An Apple Distinguished Educator, he has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.