A Virtual Vacation in Ethics to The Canadian Rockies, Alberta Canada.

Panoramic view of Bow Lake.

EIDT-3003 focused on the ethical and fair use of instructional materials. For this reason, one of our projects was to create a presentation that required attribution.  We were asked to create a multimedia piece about a favorite vacation or favorite fantasy destination. Continue reading “A Virtual Vacation in Ethics to The Canadian Rockies, Alberta Canada.”

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Creating an Online Tutorial

In the course EIDT-4004 Instructional Design III our class project entailed applying the final three ADDIE phases to develop a tutorial that is delivered online, via a website, instructor-led, or self-directed workbook.

Our tutorial must include:

Two or three learning objectives (How will the learners know what they should be able to do by the end of the tutorial?)

One content component (How will the information be delivered?)

One application component (What assignment will be completed to practice the task?)

One assessment component (How will you ensure the learners can complete the task and meet the learning objectives?)

We were limited to open source programs such as Wix, which is what I used for my online tutorial.  The focus was on the cleaning of a gas BBQ, and can be seen here.

Applying 21st-Century Literacy Skills

In EDUC-2004 Literacy in the 21st Century, we were asked to complete a Group Project which applied our knowledge of 21st-Century literacy skills by researching an assigned topic within the field of 21st-Century literacy and communication.  Our findings would be presented in a multimedia presentation.  Our groups chosen topic within this field was “The effects of digital search and communication tools on the way people think and process information.”  Our research question was “Does Google negatively impact academic research?”

The results of our findings can be seen in the video below.

Developing Learning Objects

EIDT-3002 Multimedia Tools affords instructional designers the opportunity to be creative and develop innovative learning environments. Instructional designers often incorporate multimedia into learning experiences by designing what are called learning objects. A learning object is a discrete resource that is created with the intention of being re-used in support of learning. Learning objects are usually digital and often used in e-learning environments, although not exclusively. It is important to keep in mind that the learning object should be guided by an expected learning outcome to be effective.

For the EIDT-3002 Course Project, were asked to create a small-scale learning object from one of the following types:

Skills-based tutorial (How-to Guide)

Enhanced podcast

Multimedia presentation of a book, movie, or art analysis

Historical or chronological timeline

Self-check interactive quiz

My choice was to develop a skill-based tutorial or how-to guide for Laureate’s OneCampus® students who enroll in self-paced classes.

We did not have access to industry tools such as Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate, so my choice of an authoring tool was PowerPoint.

You can see the results of my class project here.

The Online Student Guide

Our EIDT-4002 Web Design II course project involved creating an instructional website.  The course was project-based where we built on basic knowledge of web design to learn more advanced design and development skills.  Students would apply their knowledge of web design, multimedia tools, and principles of visual literacy to the creation of a website

For the EIDT-4002 Course Project, I created a website using Wix, which consisted of a skills-based tutorial (How-to Guide) to help first-time online students become self-directed learners Tutorial: Online Student Guide.