A Brief History of Instructional Design
Happy Friday to all!I came across this presentation a while back and it presents a brief history of instructional design. Pretty interesting! I came across some familiar names (Skinner and Mager for instance), and I was introduced to a few historical factoids that I didn't get as part of my ID training. It's interesting that there isn't much mention of ID models (a la Dick & Carey and ADDIE). I
Some unexpected figures...
It's the week after finals and before graduation. Campus was pretty much dead today. I took the opportunity to look at scribd to see if there are any good EdTech related documents and per chance I looked at my account. I gotta says that I am pretty surprised by some of the numbers I see.First off, my Instructional Design Capstone, Greek for Travelers, has been viewed over 300 times in the month that
Exams | Done
Well, exams are now done, I just finished my Sociolinguistics final last night and I am relieved to be done with all my academic obligations of the semester - now I can chill out for a few weeks and ruin my brain with wonderful television and video games :-)The funny thing about last night's exam was that we had the option of choosing which questions we wanted to answer, and from an informal exit-poll
Week 13 of 13!
Mon, May 3 2010 17:12 | school
Yes indeed! The semester is almost over!I have two classes tomorrow night and I am done with Instructional Design :-) Next week I have a sociolinguistics class (on a different schedule than Instructional Design) and I am almost done for the semester!Funny thing, since I posted some of my assignments on Scribd (especially those linguistics papers), I've gotten emails from people looking for more resources
Capstone now available on Scribd
This week I received the good news that my capstone had been viewed and evaluated by the powers that be, so since they know that I've done my work, I've decided to post my capstone on Scribd to share it with the community.Truth be told, I am not really sure when I will be able to capitalize on my capstone (actually building the course which I have designed) so I've released the work under a Creative
Capstone | Done!
Well, that's it folks! The capstone is completely done!I've proof-read the thing at least 6 times, made edits, added stuff, removed stuff, and kept myself from going overboard with the appendices! I printed it out, bound it, and submitted it! Woohoo!Of course school isn't over for the semester, there are still projects for other classes that will keep me busy until May, but at least there is one
ePortfolios - my take
Response to a colleague on sister campus, via our campus technology Google Group -- check out Carrie's original post here:Carrie,I was debating whether to leave a comment on your blog (as well as post on the Google group) or whether to post on my blog and the Google Group. Since this seemed like a rather lengthy topic I opted to post on my EdBlog :-) Speaking of Blackboard...all I can say about that
My load is about to get lighter!
With spring break coming up next week (and taking half of it off from work), I am on final approach as far as the capstone is concerned. I've printed out two copies of the final draft and I and another edit will sit down over the week of Spring Break and edit this thing to a form that is good enough to hand in. I say "good enough" and not perfect because I don't believe that anything can reach perfection
Why Grad school is like Kindergarten
I think humor will get me through this semester :-)Does this reflect your grad school experiences?
Στο Τρέξιμο! (on the run?)
As we all know some expressions don't translate. From now until Spring Break I am, as the Greeks would say, στο τρέξιμο - meaning very very busy! If you've been following my twitter stream, you probably know that I just finished round 2 proof-reading of my capstone project for the Instructional Design degree. I still need to commit the changes to the electronic version, print it out once