Week 9: Last Reflection

It is hard to believe that this is my final reflection for the Instructional Design course. I started off unsure of what to expect and unsure of my abilities as I read through chapter 1 of our textbook. However, the more reading I did and the more articles I found elevated me to a newfound love of designing lessons for others.

My first project was simple now that I have completed the second. It did not feel that way as I went through, but I believe it was because my client was a good educator friend and working together so closely for the last five years, it was much easier to know what she was thinking and expecting as we went through the A.D.D.I. E. model.

The second project was a lot more content and required a lot more planning and time to develop and design the videos, the graphics, the online course through Articulate 360. In addition, I prepared a google slide deck so the learners would be able to see the content they were learning in action. I also took the videos from Articulate 360 and uploaded them to my YouTube Channel, again so that the learners could see the application in action and how they might use it for their own students.

Thankfully, we had plenty of time to work through the Analysis, Design and Job Aid documents. Those proved the most tedious for me, aside from the the video overviews. The videos and the documents came with a lot of editing and editing always takes a plethora of time.

Overall, I am so thankful for this course and all that it has taught me in such a short time. I feel that I am better for my students, teachers and administrators and can be confident in my instructional design abilities as we start off another school year!

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