Write a reflection about your experience with instructional design as an instructor, a designer, and/or learner. It should be at least 250-300 words. Delve deep. How do you understand the differences between advanced and basic instructional design?
My first instructional design course showed me its importance in education, training, daily activities and more. I noticed that instructional design is everywhere. For example, a gasoline pump has a set of instructions that were carefully designed with the audience in mind. Also, a piece of exercise equipment is engraved with safety instructions that are designed to reduce the risk of injury and promote proper use of the machine.
I came to understand that every step in an instructional design project is crucial. I learned never to underestimate the information that can be derived from the analysis. For an instructional design project, I evaluated a journalism course and noticed how the class could benefit from supplemental digital lectures. From observing the class, I understood the purpose of the class and was able to work on the instructional design with that knowledge.
The background of the instructional designer affects the overall project. I believe I had an advantage in this project since I have a background in journalism.
Research is another important factor in instructional design. Proper research will expose the instructional designer to vital information. For instance, I carried out critical research on different social media networks and how they operate. This research was very useful in designing a social media course.
Instructional design is very useful and I am excited about learning more about it.