Apply Instructional Design Principles
Sub-competency 7.1 – Identifies and analyzes learning and performance problems
Sub-competency 7.2 – Design, plans, and develops instructional interventions using appropriate strategies and techniques
A core component of EDCI 672 was the thoughtful critique and analysis of various situations involving instructional design. As such, I have selected to use Case Analysis of Beth Owens for sub-competencies 7.1 and 7.2. Within this particular case, Beth must suggest improvements to an already excellent program run by a borderline OCD instructor. The case study suggests methodologies to incrementally improve the existing coursework, while carefully balancing changes against the core principles valued by the chef. The case is illustrative of the often delicate balance that must be struck between instructional design, and the human element. The analysis of this case in particular helped me to become more reflective, and compassionate in my instructional design suggestions at my current school, while also emphasizing the benefits of a thorough needs analysis conducted prior to any significant instructional changes and implementations.
Sub-competency 7.3 – Develops an evaluation plan for a project based on stated goals and recognized standards
During the 2012-2013 school year, I spearheaded an effort on campus to rollout DyKnow, a digital collaborative environment, to leverage the existing 1:1 laptop program that we already had in force. As a component of this initiative, I used the coursework in EDCI 577 to develop a full evaluation plan for the DyKnow training and subsequent rollout. The document, “DyKnow Training Evaluation”, provides a detailed plan of action for the present and future evaluation of the effectiveness of training related to DyKnow on campus at Culver Academies. Through the course of developing the evaluation tools for this initiative, I have gained a level of comfort in the thoughtful design and implementation of evaluation vehicles, which has led to additional refinement of feedback forms that I utilize within my courses.