So this summer, I am trying to engage in the community more and build my skills as part of my personal summer Professional Development plan.
I have recommended several students consider doing Designers for Learning service projects as a way to improve and practice their instructional design skills. (http://designersforlearning.org/) I recommend them from knowing of them from Jennifer Maddrell at AECT but I have never participated in one myself. So that is about to change.
So I am doing Mobile Learning Design Sprint.
- It is a good experience doing instructional design towards a larger project.
- If I recommend it, I should do it and know more about it.
- I should model personal growth and professional development for my students.
- Their premise that mobile technologies are access for many people.. in many parts of the world, is true. I wrote about it with my student Daniela Nunez Ponte in 2013 https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=9stSHI4AAAAJ&citation_for_view=9stSHI4AAAAJ:5nxA0vEk-isC
- They are using a Google Sprint design process – which reminds me of SCRUM which is something all of our ID students should be learning.
I am interested to see what I learn here, and what I can take to my own classes and design process. the cost of the course is $20 and I will comment on it as I go.. It starts today but is individually paced, feel free to join me if you are interested.