Right before the new year, I posted some ideas for 2019 and what to look ahead to. You can visit my end of year wrap-up to learn more. As I look ahead, here's what you can look forward to from me and my blog this year:
A monthly post on a new technology tool
More posts exploring ID related theories and design
A larger focus on a practitioners' point of view (application of research into practice)
More research focused topics (more on that below)
This spring semester, I have a lot to look forward to. I have started my doctoral program. By taking coursework and working with my peers, I really think I'll be able to explore more posts on ID theories and design and get a feel of how these items can be implemented into practice. I learn best by taking what I've learned and teaching or discussing those topics after I've learned about it. That's where my 4th goal comes into play. After I learn about interesting or new topics from my courses, I plan on using this outlet as means to help me retain the information as well as share those ideas with the community who reads my blog.
In February, I'll be presenting on Audio Feedback at the STAR Symposium with my ID2ID partner. As we wrap up the program, one of the final requirements is putting into action what we have learned since we have been matched up. I'm really looking forward to taking all of what we've learned and sharing with others. I can't believe that at the end of January, the ID2ID program will be wrapping up. Luckily, my partner and I will continue to work together on a project beyond this date.
For the first 8 weeks of this semester, I'll be teaching online for an online program in Curriculum and Instruction. I really enjoy teaching and helping those in K-12 environments learn more about their own skills and how they can apply new technologies and knowledge into their own learning communities. This will be the second time I teach this course and I'm really looking forward to not only helping those teachers but learn from their experiences and see what I can do to better myself as a teacher and instructional designer.
So, here's to writing down my goals. Here's to exploring new topics, tools, and trends. Here's to 2019.
More to come -