>Instructional Systems Design :
I developed systems of recording attendance at the advising center using Google Docs and an HP tablet. I’ve designed lessons for an audience of students with emotional disturbances, in doing this I geared my instruction to cater to two students meant to be not around each other.
Instructional Strategies As with the situation above, I also catered to young students who where from an impoverished area. I had to be sure my examples reflected their culture and community in order to create meaningful connections.
Learner Characteristics For a project I completed last semester, I had to create a learning activity that catered to a group of students that were in college and future peer advisors.
>Domain of Development (note: developed by you, NOT just utilized)
Print Technologies: while using the new check-in system at the COE Advising Center, I developed a set of instructions in vivid colors. I also used pamphlets to spread awareness of VSU’s Education programs at the VSU Experience in Atlanta, Ga.These pamphlets received high marks.
Audiovisual Technologies: In my first practicum, I used the Smartboard to help students understand vocabulary words by having them draw pictures of their impressions of what the words could mean.
Computer-based Technologies: the data given to us via the Google Forms page on COE AC attendance will be managed by Google Drive, this can be taken anywhere and accessible via smartphone or tablet.
Integrated Technologies I’ve developed videos of lessons for instructors at the COE in the Dept. of Early Childhood and Special Education; these films involved pictures and video clips of me interacting with students.
>Domain of Utilization
Media Utilization: For many lessons I’ve written I’ve had to select media. One time I selected one that involved an individual that made xylophones out of volcanic refuse in order to demonstrate to students how vibrations produce sounds.
Diffusion of Innovation: Implementing change can be difficult. For myself, I used technology in gaining an edge on graduate school; this is the first time I’ve had all of my classes delivered to me in online format and is a big change from face to face.
Implementation and Institutionalization About myself, when I started to work on my online classes I soon discovered I needed an online medium to store work. I then turned to the online Word and OneNote web applications. These applications have helped me store my work and provide a way to create it.
Policies and Regulations: Creating procedures to save sensitive data at the COE has been something I’ve been working on recently.
>Domain of Management
Project Management: I feel as if I do a lot of project managing.At the AC we’ve been surplusing old equipment and it has been my job to determine what stays and goes based on its instructional value .
Resource Management: Resources at the COE are managed primarily through IT, but I do have some say in where things go, and again these things are requested and surplused based upon their use for instruction.
Delivery System Management: Various technologies can be used for delivery and I think that delivery of BANNERweb advising and DegreeWorks advising can seem strenuous at times; luckily we have netbooks that students can use quickly in order to get classes .
Information Management: Various software packages can be delployed in order to better advise students, it is our job as advisors to determine which one .
>Domain of Evaluation
Problem Analysis : The student population at VSU is diverse and it is important to determine the best way to advise them. Students from distance have been advised best by using DegreeWorks.
Criterion-Referenced Measurement: Last semester I created my website to come with a key that informed students what it meant to get full credit on my activity.
Formative and Summative Evaluation: the program here at VSU in IT/LM has helped me grow as an instructional technologist and hone skills I already had, but I’m very interested to see how my internship will go given of all the new skills I will be in possession of. .
2. Goals/Domains Analysis
Then on the same wiki page, examine your Goals Paper and identify specific areas of instructional technology skills development that you will need in order to achieve your goals. In 3-4 paragraphs, describe the skills you have identified using the language and framework of the Domains.
After reading the domains I find that it will become easier to identify them as I go along in my studies. All of them pertain to a certain area of Instructional Technology, and I’m starting to see how I can better fit into IT based on my skills and knowledge. Also, while going through my undergraduate program I always pursued computers as a side passion. I did not know that I could blend the two together and serve in the academy or other institution and help others be more efficient instructors, or myself be a more efficient instructor.
Specificity will be of great assistance to me in the coming months. Right now, I work in the advising center with a lot of old technology that isn’t used that much anymore and will soon have to be surplused, but out of all that I’m getting to manage the newer technology coming in and doing what I can with the older stuff. I get to “play” with how the older PCs can be used in a more modern setting. My finest project yet has been getting the HP TC1100 up and running and using it as check-in and out at the AC. This corresponds to the area of utilization and ISD (in my opinion).
My next project (and it will be ongoing) will be to one day maintain a lab of all Linux-based PCs. Right now I am fortunate to have our “fleet” at the AC and fine equipment, but I know one day that my ability to utilize aging hardware will be put to good use in a less fortunate university or public school system as I know that most schools do not have the technology budget that VSU does. Earlier last semester another professor suggested that I stock up on older equipment in order to have some hardware for my classroom if I ever got a teaching job; this would be done since I have such a great skillset in integrating technology into instruction, but this is more instructional system design in nature than utilization.