Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Designing My Mini Course

As part of the course on educational technology, we are required to design a mini course using an instructional design theory of our choice. I am designing a mini course on how to create a classroom website for showcasing class activities. My target audience are the teachers I work with at Central Vermont Career Center. I have identified my performance objectives and instructional goals for this course and now outlined the skills a learner need, in order to benefit from this course. Our discussions in class about ADDIE and Dick & Carey models of Instructional Systems Design has helped in shaping my methodology. At the end of the course, my learners are able to create a simple classroom Google site, embed all kinds of media such as podcasts, videos and photos and share it with a targeted audience.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The SAMR Model of Instructional Systems Design guides teachers through the steps of integrating technology in the classroom. It describes four various levels of using technology to support learning in order to maximize student's success.

How are you using technology in your classroom?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Instructional System Design

I read an article this week on designing instructional systems and was truly amazed to see the many considerations educators have to take into account as they prepare their lessons. It includes "identifying a problem or goal, analyzing the requirement to solve the problem, creating a design for a solution, and then developing, and evaluating the solution". This is the ADDIE Model.

I guess my school tech trainings will be seeing this model being applied to it. This method also helps the teacher in making learning relevant and the outcomes can be measured.  Consider implementing this to your practice.