Tonight I worked in a group in my class for the first time. Kelly Dumont chose our groups using the Stick Pick App and this created some initial anxiety for me. However, I am pleased to say that working with my group (number 7) was really quite enjoyable. My groupmates were Lori, Rita, and Nic. I was very happy to work with them. I think this is going to be a really fun cohort.
Our assignment was to study an Instructional Design Model developed by Donald L. Kirkpatrick. His model has mostly to do with training adults in the business world, but as we pondered his approach we found classroom application. Feedback is an important part of his approach and gives the model its strength. We prepared a concept map to describe his model. Basically, the components are as follows:
The source we used to learn about Donald Kirkpatrick's model can be found here. We had a pretty great exchange when trying to see how the idea immediately applies to classroom practices. I look forward to getting to know them better as our program progresses.
Most of the other presentations offered Instructional Design Models that were presented seemed familiar and were presented using familiar education terms. I'm beginning to understand that Instructional Design models are basically a structure to build content around. Some are better for procedural knowledge while others focus on theories of learning. We have some great resources on each of these created by the groups in class. I hope that each of the groups post their presentations so that we can reference them all as our experience continues.
Katie Dewey Hill
This is a space to blog about my thoughts on mostly education technology.