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Gaming for Education, University, and Community

Posted on July 18, 2017

On the front page of their website entitled Game Based Learning, USF IT Instructional Designer Christina Freeman and Community College of Baltimore County Professor of History Dr. Laura Trauth, discuss the best settings for a student to learn. They say that starting as infants, learning is second nature to us. We strive to learn how […]

Real and Simulated Pharmacy Plus

Virtual Simulation Learning and Development at USF Health

Posted on April 6, 2017

USF Health’s Over the Counter simulation was modeled after the futuristic Pharmacy Plus. (Top photo courtesy of Harvard Jolly).Virtual Simulations at USF began in 2010 when Joshua Jackson was handed a copy of Second Life and asked to utilize it in some way. He took the online 3D social networking world and created a comprehensive, immersive learning experience […]

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HTML5 for Instructional Designers

Posted on September 20, 2016

HTML5 is, “the cornerstone of all modern web apps,” ~ World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). HTML5 ‘Cornerstone of All Modern Web Apps’ HTML5 is now the fifth and most standard version of hyper text markup language, being used by instructional designers, web developers, and digital innovators alike. The World Wide Web Consortium (i.e. W3C) is […]

Flexible Instructional Designers

How Flexibility Enhances Learning in Instructional Design

Posted on August 31, 2016

Instructional design is the process of combining educational theory and multimedia assets to fulfill the demand for creative, impactful, and challenging learning opportunities. Our Instructional Design team at USF Health Information Systems is one of the most unique of its kind. Customarily, instructional designers or instructional design teams within higher education employ a very heavy […]


An Instructional Designer’s Suite of Skills

Posted on April 7, 2016

  WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH FLASH? Adobe Flash, the go-to platform responsible for creating lightweight vector animations, video players and interactive content for the web and within learning modules, is quickly becoming obsolete in our mobile, web-responsive world. Many now believe that HTML5, the current iteration of HTML, with features that can also create animation and […]