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Redefining User Experience (UX): Our Top Takeaway from the NMC Conference 2017

Second Avenue Learning

by Second Avenue Learning on Jun 21, 2017 10:25:10 AM

Second Avenue Learning’s team was happy to sponsor last week’s New Media Consortium Conference, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts. The NMC is an international community of educational technology practitioners and visionaries who are shaping the future of learning in Higher Education, Adult and Career and Technical Education, as well as in K-12 schools.

Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), served as a keynote speaker, who tasked attendees with reexamining user experience (UX) within the education space, not just in terms of education technology’s UX but also in terms of how we define UX within educational institutions themselves.

Topics: Design, Learning Design, Ux

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Put the Power of the Pundits in Your Classroom or Your Living Room

Victoria Van Voorhis

by Victoria Van Voorhis on Feb 1, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Recenly the Iowa caucus, the first test of electability for many of the presidential candidates, was held.  Like many voters, we at Second Avenue are thinking about the 2016 election and following it closely.  Here are some of the questions we found ourselves asking: 

How did two states, Iowa and New Hampshire, come to dominate the early discourse in the presidential primary?

How has the selection of presidential candidates evolved over time?

Is this process partially responsible for the increasingly bitter partisan divide?

How have parties evolved and how has the geographical landscape of party affiliations changed along with them?

How, as a parent or educator can you have this conversation in a constructive, non-partisan way in a classroom or in your family room?

Lots of questions, so we rolled up our sleeves and decided to answer them with input from middle school and high school teachers and expert insight from Professors Ferber and Sutton from the Rochester Institute of Technology Political Science Department

Topics: Technology, Ux

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