Instructional Design : Evaluation Of And Reflection On Product And Process
From “A” to “E” of Instructional Design, and Everything In-between
I came into the program with the goal of familiarizing myself with new techniques and technologies. I was not disappointed. The many papers and projects I completed helped me see all aspects of instructional design in a new light while honing my writing and thinking.
Every class required me to communicate in some form or another. An essential characteristic for an instructional designer is communicating effectively. I need to be able to communicate to my team and to stakeholders, but I also need to learn how the user communicates. As I absorb the user’s goals, I use the technology I learned from this program and my experience at work to generate interventions.
If I cannot communicate, instructors cannot use my materials to train and learners cannot use them to learn. In the program, if I was not writing a proposal like in 590 or 706, I was providing peer review. Sometimes I recorded video to explain to my audience a new model and in other cases, I led a synchronous web conference. In our capstone class, I worked on a team…