A Reflection on Instructional Design in Online Learning

Debbie Morrison (2017), author of Online Learning Insights, defines instructional design as “creating an environment for learning by structuring content and creating activities that engage students and facilitate meaningful learning.” Some of these models include ADDIE, SAM, Action Mapping, Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dick and Carey, Kemp’s Instructional Design Model, and finally, Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation (Instructional Design Central, 2017). Although most of the models are both comparable and diverse in structure, they all lend themselves to the development of online learning environments. Depending on the instructional designer and his or her ideals, some models may be favored over others. Continue reading “A Reflection on Instructional Design in Online Learning”

PBeL for 3-5 on Schoology!

Welcome to a series of updates of my process and progress on designing instruction in online learning using Schoology, a Learning Management System (LMS) for K-12, higher education, and corporate contexts. I will be designing an online course for 3-5 blended learning classrooms that want to implement a project based elearning approach to enhance and enrich their learning experiences with technology.  Continue reading “PBeL for 3-5 on Schoology!”