Preface: Again, I copied and pasted this interaction with Ms. Knight to give my Walden cohorts an opportunity to participate as well. It is verbatim.
November 9, 2010
I have spent the last few weeks in a truly self-directed unit of learning due to scheduling woes and traveling conflicts. However, it has been an excellent time to do some much needed reading on my internship topic of instructional design.
I have been perusing the pages of the following books.
Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology by Reiser and Dempsey
- This is really more of a text book than a pleasure read, but I’ve found it informative and would not mind having the most current edition added to my library.
In that time I also wrote a short reflection paper speaking, shouting really, to the fact that instructional designers and instructors of online classes need to have a current and working knowledge of adult development theories, and that without them the e-learning community will only reach a certain point before imploding back on itself and reverting the world of education to a paper-bound classroom. I would like to share the paper with you and welcome any comments you may have.
It was only while working on this paper did I realize how much theory I know and take for granted when working on building courses for adults. I may have limiting factors of experience, but the solid foundation of knowledge that I have in the areas of backwards design and adult development theories is allowing me to move forward in experience.
Tomorrow I am heading back to ACC to work with MediaSite Recorder. The mobile unit was very broken and fussy the last time I was out, which was disappointing, because the main presentation room -where the permenent MediaSite studio is located- was being used for some training. Fingers crossed that all goes well tomorrow.
4 Comments (+add yours?)
Nov 14, 2010 @ 17:05:45
- Lynn Munoz
Nov 14, 2010 @ 23:16:32
Nov 15, 2010 @ 02:01:50
Knight, C. T. (2010). Knight Development Theory (unpublished paper, Cleveland State University’s College of Education). Retrieved from http://cthomasknight.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/why-instructional-designers-need-to-know-adult-development-theories/
Knight, C. T. (2010, November 9, 2010). Why instructional designers need to know adult development theories [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://cthomasknight.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/why-instructional-designers-need-to-know-adult-development-theories/