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Date: July 9, 2012

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Special Guest

Alan FoleyAlan Foley
Associate Professor of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation
Syracuse University

Alan Foley is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University. His research focuses on implementing design research techniques to create innovative learning technologies that are accessible and usable for all learners. This work builds on his interest and experience in various forms of design (i.e. instructional, web, universal, interaction); web accessibility/usability and product evaluation research; and technology development (i.e. web and mobile). Alan’s teaching areas include design-based research, educational multimedia, and web/media accessibility/usability. In addition to his scholarly work, he has co-authored a book on dynamic website development, and contributed chapters on web accessibility for technical books. He has authored numerous white papers and technical reports on instructional technology and assistive technology.



Join Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with Dr. Alan Foley. Alan will discuss the evolution of design research and how design research projects have been demonstrating the potential to innovate and support learning and to advance theoretical understandings of learning while also creating tangible learning environments. In this session Alan will illustrate how design research techniques including prototyping can be used in the development of instructional approaches, course design, and learning technology.


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