Educational technology has strong roots in instructional design. In this course, students learned the principles and practices of instructional design. They developed an understanding of common instructional design models. Students utilized the instructional design processes and methodology to develop instruction.
ISTE 3.c. Teachers communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats.
EDTC 5335 provided a meaningful and rewarding connection between educational technology and its predecessor / antecedent instructional design. It was illuminating to see the different methodologies used within different schools of instructional design. However, most importantly, I believe the underlying algorithms of lesson design and the parsing of instructional need into its constituent parts had the strongest impact on shaping my cognitive processes in regards to designing instruction (especially in regards to online instruction). This course provided the foundation for online lessons that I later created for Alice (and later R) to use in accompaniment with conference presentations. I will continue to benefit by visualizing constituent components of a lesson as practiced in this course.
|Initial Planning Wiki||This is the initial wiki where the group documented the needs assessment and planned lesson delivery.||Initial Planning Wiki for Google Earth Lesson|
|Google Earth Instructional Module||This is the Google Earth module prepared in accordance with the principles of instructional design.||Google Earth Lesson Overview|