Exploring ARCS and VoiceThread to Improve Online Learning Environments

Write a reflection about the advanced instructional design model that your group chose for the project. Why did you choose it? How do you think you will approach it? How did you divide up the work among members of the group? What will be your timeline for completion?

Our group is investigating the ARCS instructional design model using VoiceThread because we are very interested in improving overall online lesson delivery, student motivation, and success in online learning environments.

Often students lack self-motivation, do not feel confident in online learning environments,  lack of feedback, support, lack of community, or don’t a clear understanding of realistic course expectations.

VoiceThread can provide a powerful communication tool to assist faculty in implementing the ARCS model of instructional design.  Our group will be building a ADV ID Model on the ARCS using voicethread and sharing via Google Sites.  

Each member of the team will be working on a piece of the ARCS model, adding to resources, Works Cited, and the Evaluation piece.  

Our timeline includes the following:

3/18-3/23 – Planning and building ARCS VoiceThread Prototype

3/28 – Design Document presented for group critique

4/8-4/12 – Development of Activities, Assessment, Evaluation

4/15 – Development complete including assessment and evaluation tools

4/16- Implementation of beta group testing through link in Schoology

4/28 – Collection of VoiceThread creation assessment and course prototype evaluation survey

4/29-5/3 – Statistical Analysis of data

5/6 – Group presentations of course prototype

 

3/18-3/23 – Planning and building ARCS VoiceThread Prototype

3/28 – Design Document presented for group critique

4/8-4/12 – Development of Activities, Assessment, Evaluation

4/15 – Development complete including assessment and evaluation tools

4/16- Implementation of beta group testing through link in Schoology

4/28 – Collection of VoiceThread creation assessment and course prototype evaluation survey

4/29-5/3 – Statistical Analysis of data 5/6 – Group presentations of course prototype

ARCS: A Conversation with John KellerImage

 

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