“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others,”( author unknown). This quote sums up my philosophy of education. Education is a continuously evolving system of knowledge, changing rapidly with the society and culture creating it. Education empowers a learner, and introduces them to a world of endless possibilities, a reflective process, continuously moving and changing. It challenges us to design curriculum in a systematic process and evaluate it with the understanding, that there will always be need for revision. The purpose of education is to provide the means by which an individual can learn, investigate, understand and participate in society. John Dewey once said “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This powerful quote reminds us that creating content for 21st Century learners ought to embrace a diverse, innovative, curriculum, utilizing past and present methods of instruction. The learning demands of today require us to analyze what we teach, design appropriate curriculum to teach, and develop it in diverse, meaningful, and authentic ways.
Artifact from E-Learning Design and Development - LT 8360
Presentation on the language of social media. This lesson applies the Coherence Principle; Design is student centered, goal oriented, meaningful authentic instruction, with seductive details included within the lesson to captivate the audience attention.
Artifact: Foundation of Instructional Technology - LT 8000
Diversity & Accessibility, and UDL - Presentation using audio/visual, historical research on the history of Universal Design, diversity of learners including learners with disabilities and culturally diverse learners. Content presented in multi-media format, including an assignment for assessment.
Proposal for a Pilot Keyboard Computer Course to be implemented into an elementary school. Pilot program to be the focus on how students operate the keyboard and complete writing assessments, similar to ones used on the Georgia Milestone testing. Traditional project management approach used.
Artifact: Analysis of Performance of Instruction - LT 7150
Web: Group project working with team members: Rita Daniel, Tiffany Reardon, and Megan McDonald. Project to create a Human Performance Technology Manual to include a concept map, glossary, essay, models, concepts, techniques and case studies.
Artifact: Evaluation and Assessment of Online Learning - LT 8050
Final Evaluation Plan of an MIT course - Technology in a Dangerous World – MIT OpenCourseWare Evaluating an MIT Open courseware with the purpose to analyze the content, evaluate what needs to be updated and added, provide stakeholders with analysis, which included implementation of student feedback on quality, content instruction, support systems and infrastructure