I can't believe I'm at the endpoint of my ID2ID experience already! We are wrapping up the "course" but I'm looking forward to some projects and experiences that are after the actual end of the program. We may be 'officially' done at the end of this month but we have a presentation in the STAR Symposium virtual conference in the beginning of February. As described in a previous post, I was accepted into a professional development program for instructional designers through
As part of the ID2ID experience I am taking part in this year, we (my buddy and myself) were asked to attend or participate in two professional development opportunities. We decided to write up a literature review on our topic of Audio Feedback. As such, we quickly realized we were having difficulty trying to find current research out in the field. We decided as a team that we wanted to reach out to our respective librarians to determine the best ways to collect research.
This week, I'm focusing on the use of collaborate tools to increase student engagement in different learning environments. The tool I examined this week was Padlet. Padlet is essentially an online collaborative tool that can help an instructor or trainer elicit responses in real time. As technology grows, so does the need for learners to develop and acquire 21st century skills. Padlet allows learners to respond to questions in real time or at a later date – letting the ins
I can't believe I'm at the midpoint of my ID2ID experience already! At this point in the process, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on my experiences thus far and identify what my partner and I are doing well and what we need to work on as we move forward. As described in a previous post, I was accepted into a professional development program for instructional designers through Penn State University - the ID2ID Program. According to their website: "The ID2ID program provi
As many people do, I'll be attending a conference soon. In instructional design or really any field, conferences can be a nice place to share your research, your work, or learn from your peers, and build your professional network. However, if your new to attending conferences or just need to revamp the way you view conferences, this post is here to help you! Session Selection & Reflection Your first conference can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many different topics a
It is unfortunate that I feel I need to write this down and blog about it - but honestly, I think it needs to be said. Awards in Higher Education are an interesting beast... When I was younger (middle school, high school, and even college), awards were given to those who earned them and normally were nominated by a peer, mentor, instructor or other individual who saw something in you that needed to be highlighted. Getting an award is a great feeling. Your accomplishments h
I have been working on a blog post about the role of rubrics but have not finalized it yet to share with you all. Therefore, I apologize for not posting weekly as promised. However, I want to make sure what I put out for others to use is not only beneficial and makes sense for those who are new to using rubrics. Until that post is ready... let's talk about engaging in the bigger ID conversation! Sometimes we get caught up in the ID world we are involved in (higher education
I recently started research on Community of Inquiry. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) is an instructional design model focused on creating an educational experience based on social, cognitive, and teaching presence. While reading on the CoI model and framework - it made me think about my own community. As an instructional designer it is not only important to build, develop, and keep up on trends in the field but also build your own support system or community. However, how do