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Welcome to 2020!

Hello instructional designers! It's a new day, a new year, a new decade... all of the new things. I wanted to write out a few goals for the new year. First, let's look at my goals as a doctoral student. In 2020, my goal is to expand my knowledge of research in terms of the following:​

  • Take another research method course.​

  • As part of our EDCI 674 research team, finalize and send our class project for publication.

  • As part of the EDCI 673 research team, work together on a group project.

  • Finalize a paper I've been working on for the past year.

Secondly, as an instructional designer I have a lot of my plate. Our university is going through a LMS change - and all courses will need to be moved over to the new system no later than August 2020. This goal is pretty cut and dry - get all of the courses moved over. I'm also working on a side project where I'm designing and developing a brand new course. This will need to be completed by Summer. This will be a first for me in terms of content outside my expertise and designing a full course from scratch. I'm pretty excited to try something new.

Lastly, I am working toward implementing a few new techniques in my teaching practice. I always like to play around with new tools, new strategies, and new methods for connecting with my learners in the online environment. Not only is it important for me to expand my teaching abilities, it allows learners to play and learn with new tools or strategies in their own learning. What are your goals for 2020? What do you have in store for the next year?

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