Instructional Technology Research
More than a decade of original research in a variety of topics in instructional technology taught me to analyze complex systems, identify user needs, apply basic research where appropriate, create appropriate designs, and produce system designs that lead to improved educational outcomes.
Systems Thinking in Training and Education
Systems thinking is the basis of many of the tools I like to use for the design of learning environments. The following graphic illustrates, in a simplified way, how systems theory evolved into systems thinking, and how the systems disciplines can contribute to training and education today (click on the graphic to expand).
I am currently developing a cognitive task support model for use in training and productivity support applications. This cognitive task support model includes a user interface designed to condition the learner to follow expert cognitive processes. The model is an extension and expansion of my prior research. Read more about this project on the About page.