This semester has had so many great moments and although there were some difficult moments, I am especially thankful for the professor’s guidance. Instructional design is very important, not just to education but other sectors. As a result, I am very fortunate to have been a part of this class.
I learned about so many instructional design models from my classmates, my professor, and my own research. I also found out that you cannot pick an instructional model for the sake of it. One of the most important lessons I took from this class is the importance of research while designing a course. The research plan assignment made me realize how useful the hypothetical project is to my hypothetical instructional design.
Accessibility is a pivotal part of instructional design. I learned how important it is to consider the potential learners of the course being designed and how they could access it. If technology is going to be a part of the course, the instructional designer should make sure the technology is not difficult to access. For example, my team members and I were designing a video technology class and we made sure the students had the option to use their smartphones for recording.
Although the instructional design was just an assignment, I took it very seriously. This course had an impact on my professional work in that way. I am very interested in social media and creating social media courses. Hence, I used this opportunity to design a social media course. I also intend to be a part of more instructional design projects in the very near future.
This class may not make me a professional instructional designer but it has taken me one step closer. I am thankful for this class.