Prototyping and Instructional Design Reflection
This week was a great start to learning advanced instructional design techniques.
Rapid Prototyping and Quality Matters
Whitney Kilgore’s presentation on Rapid Prototyping and Quality Matters was very interesting. As a lifelong student and contributor in the online environment, the recognition that quality matters is essential to the online learning environment. It is essential for standards to be in place. Rapid prototyping allows for simple navigation. Quality matters is more than branding, as Whitney mentioned. It is the overal experience that is most important to users and students. Online environments are just now understanding the need for systemic learning approaches in LMS.
Problem Based Learning
October Smith’s presentation on Problem-Based Learning was also enlightening as PBL engages students to critically think, reflect, and approach problems collaboratively. Learning technologies foster communication by capturing applications to allow for students to research, process and contribute. I view problem based learning as an instructional strategy, which is instrumental to developing critical thinking and creative skills.