The Importance of Instructional Design
The value of instructional design and consideration as to how value is determined is a real issue and affects all levels of instruction. As I work towards becoming an expert in the field of instructional design, I realize skill sets needed will include the following: the ability to find solutions, new resources, and applications to real world scenarios, analyze information from diverse viewpoints, critical thinking, and flexibility. After reading Dr. Barbara A. Bichelmeyer’s study, I tend to agree that instructional deign and the field of information science is iinterdisciplinary by nature. However, the need to understand how to analyze information and contribute knowledge and organizations will need quality experts to assist in IDT.
The effectiveness of instruction and quality of teaching must be addressed and modeling will be necessary for me to be successful in this field. In addition, I think it is important to be an active learner and contributor for organizations and institutions to further the cause of increasing the effectiveness of instructional design. Learning experiences must be meaningful and researching and finding new approaches, ideas, and methods of evaluation will be areas of research that I will need to work towards. Also, understanding that change is part of improving the importance of instructional design. How do we react to change? How do we work towards producing positive change and participating in a movement to radically change the movement to using technology as an bridge or vehicle to give meaningful experiences to increase instruction.
Last summer I coordinated a challenge based learning technology integration 2 day training. The video created by educators participating emphasizes many of my viewpoints and attitudes towards 21st century learning approaches.