Where I began, where I am, and where I would like to be with instructional design.
Began when I traveled to bangkok, thailand to teach english.
Currently pursuing Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.
I hope to be changing the lives of students through instructional design and technology.
When I agreed to spend a semester teaching English in Bangkok, I never thought it would lead to me moving, changing my major, and Changing my career path. However, after my first experience designing a curriculum, making lesson plans, and planning assessments, I knew I had found my calling. I returned to the States excited to continue my newfound dream of becoming an educator and thus began my journey into the world of instructional design.
The University of Alabama Distance Learning
Note: As a Georgia fan it was incredibly painful to use this logo, but UA is an amazing school:).
Fast forward 9 years and after 5 years of post-grad teaching, I am finally pursuing my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology! I have already learned so many great things that I look forward to what the rest of the year holds.
"Learning is a change in behavior due to experience that can be measured."
Behaviorist Approach to Learning
"Learning is a change in mental representations and associations brought about by experiences."
Cognitivist Approach to Learning
"Learners use their prior knowledge to construct a personally meaningful understanding of new content that is the focus of learning."
Constructivist Approach to Learning
A model is merely an echo of what already exist. Most design models follow ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement, evaluate).
Instructional Design Models
What I have already learned in this course:
Ch. 1 & Ch. 2
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THE FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT!
I look forward to completing my Master's Degree and I believe that the wonderful things I learn will make me a better, more effective, educator.
I believe that the first step to effective education is properly designed instruction. Without clear goals and guidance on how to achieve those goals, teaching would be a "shot in the dark".