EDU 655 Week 1 Assignment, Critical Thinking, Journal


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EDU 655 Week 1 Assignment, Critical Thinking Chapter 1, 2 and 3

Question 1  In addition to the difficulty of describing to your friends and family what instructional technology designers actually do, what other challenges might arise from not having an industry standard, agreed-upon terminology for labeling or describing what Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) is?

Question 2:  What may account for the differences in the two definitions of Instructional Design in 1970?

Question 1:  What experience have you have in learning that illustrates how the nine characteristics used to describe the systems concept interplay with one another?

Question 2: How does adopting a “student-centered” approach to instructional design represent a powerful paradigm shift from the “teacher-centered” approach that has historically dominated instruction?

Question 1: What experiences have you had that support the traditional role of instructional media and teachers that the broad educational community has held for the past 100 years and/or the viewpoints of some professionals in IDT?

Question 2: What do you think the authors of Visualizing the Curriculum (1937) meant when they stated that the value of audiovisual material was a function of their degree of realism and what may have contributed to the significance of the book in the that era?

EDU 655 Week 1 Journal, Learning Reflection

  1. Which assessment during this week was most engaging to you? Why?
  2. At what point during this week did you feel most connected to the class? Why?
  3. Which of the Course Learning Outcomes for EDU655 do you think you have the most existing knowledge and skill for from learning in prior courses in your program and/or other learning experiences?
  4. How does your learning experience during this week compare with your first week of learning in previous online courses?