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IT 570 - Instructional Systems Design

ISD was taken in the fall semester of 2007. Dr. Blanche O'Bannon is the instructor of this course. We used the Morrison, Ross, and Kemp model of ISD to guide our learning.

Instructional Systems Design begins with a problem. You must determine if the problem can be solved by instruction. After determining that there was a problem with students knowing how to use one of the cameras available for check-out in one of our labs, I decided to develop an instructional guide for the Sony Mavica 2.1 Camera. You will find my documentation guide, or plan, to guide the development of my module here.

After taking this course, there were many lessons learned from the "step-ladder" stage approach that was used in teaching this course. In "step-ladder" approach I am describing a teaching tool, which ensures that the learner has the first part of the project / assignment completed correctly, before they move ahead to the next "step" of the project. At first, I was not so sure about this approach. This was because I was "stuck" on the first rung of the ladder for a long time. However, this approach is very useful in that it allows learners to correctly solve / think their way through a problem, rather than simply telling them that they "got it wrong." I know that I am going to remember this course because of the way that I was allowed to design my project, step-by-step. And, when I was incorrect along the way, I was told so, I recorrected my work, and continued to do so, until it was correct.

Then, as stated, I moved on to the next part of my project. The participation that was involved by using "design buddies" also helped work through, and not around, problems when we encountered them. I believe that I will use some of the teaching techniques that were used in this project, when I begin my teaching career.


Just for fun --> If you would like to test your knowledge on the Sony Mavica 2.1, try this test that I have created here for you.  Good luck !!!


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