Episode 30: Talking Instructional Design Competencies with Dr. Bill Sugar

December 15, 2014

In this episode, I interview Dr. Bill Sugar who is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education at East Carolina University.  The interview focuses on a recent book Dr. Sugar wrote titled: Studies of ID Practices: A Review and Synthesis of Research on ID Current Practices.

The interview begins with Dr. Sugar giving a brief overview of his book and how the idea for the book originated. We discuss the idea of common ID competencies. Dr. Sugar discusses this concept along with the process for organizing ID competencies. The interview ends recommendations Dr. Sugar has about ID competencies.

Episode 9: Talking Educational App Development with Dr. Ken Luterbach

December 22, 2013

In this episode, I interview Dr. Ken Luterbach who is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at East Carolina University. Dr. Luterbach discusses app development environments and how he guides his graduates students through the process of using this environment to create an educational app. The app development environment Dr. Luterbach describes is LiveCode. Dr. Luterbach ends with advice about getting started with developing apps.

Note: Our video connection feed was not the best. Dr. Luterbach does cut in and out during the video. Sorry about this! The audio quality, however, is great throughout.

To learn more about Dr. Luterbach, visit http://www.kenluterbach.com/

To download a copy of LiveCode mentioned in the video go to http://livecode.com/download/

Here are two citations to articles to check out by Dr. Luterbach.

  • Luterbach, K. J. (2013).  Elegant Instruction.  Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 41 (2), 183-204.
  • Luterbach, K. J. (2013).  Building Software Development Capacity to Advance the State of Educational Technology.  Educational Technology, 53 (2), 21–27

Episode 8: Talking 3D Printing with Dr. Abbie Brown

December 20, 2013

In this episode, I interview Dr. Abbie Brown who is a Professor of Instructional Technology at East Carolina University. Dr. Brown describes the 3D printing process and shows examples of items he has printed. He discusses the use of 3D printing in K-12 schools and how 3D printing can enhance learning and higher order thinking skills.

Visit his Web site at http://www.ahbrown.com/ to learn more about Dr. Brown’s work.

To access his blog on 3D printing visit http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/3dprinting/ .

To view and subscribe to his Flipboard magazine on 3D printing titled Virtual & Real 3D visit http://flip.it/YNsk2 .

Episode 1: Talking Visual Design with Dr. Abbie Brown

Episode 1: November 20, 2013

In this episode, I interview Dr. Abbie Brown (Professor of Instructional Technology at East Carolina University) about visual design. Dr. Brown provides excellent advice about how to approach visual design when creating instructional media.

Note: For those really paying attention to what Dr. Brown said about the screen size he generally designs for…he meant to say 800 x 600.

Visit his Web site at He you also visit is blog on 3-D printing at http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/3dprinting/

Additionally, he has a Flipboard magazine on 3-D printing at http://flip.it/6z0bY

For a great read (a PDF) on visual design principles written by Dr. Brown visit: http://www.mscare.org/resource/resmgr/Articles/Article0019_VisualDesign.pdf