GSTEP as an Instructional Design Project

The Design Document Over the last few weeks, I have been reading and exploring several examples of instructional design projects in preparation for a project I have to do. I have found each article or chapter to be informative; however, one chapter in particular has provided me with the foundational knowledge for this project. Piskurich … Continue reading GSTEP as an Instructional Design Project


Opening the World of Digital Badges

Summary of Webinar Open digital badges are the topic of this webinar. Open badges are essentially sharable digital badges that are embedded with metadata about skills and achievements. For example, badges can include descriptions, criteria, issuer, evidence, date issued standards, and tags. There are also a variety of different types of badges including membership, attendance/activity, … Continue reading Opening the World of Digital Badges

Building from the Past

This week we watched a dated yet very informative video on instructional design. In the video, Gagne and Merrill discuss many different topics related to instructional design including their theories, differences among those theories, connections with cognitive science, as well as some of the problems and opportunities regarding instructional design in the future. The video … Continue reading Building from the Past

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Universal Design for Learning This week we were introduced to three instructional design models: Universal Design for Learning, Kolb’s Experiential Theory, and the 4C of ISD. I feel Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a very relevant topic for today’s instructional designers and instructors due to the growing number of lawsuits against universities and institutions … Continue reading Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Team Instructional Design Experience

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Morrison, Ross, & Kemp Model  In about two weeks, I will be presenting my instructional design model in class. I decided to investigate the Morrison, Ross, and Kemp model. This model adapts a circular structure which contrasts other instructional design models that are linear in nature. This model also allows for flexibility since instructional designers … Continue reading Team Instructional Design Experience