Engage in Professional Development

  • Demonstrates the disposition for life-long learning and continuous professional development

Artifacts

Description

The Reflection on Developing Instructional Design Expertise written for EDCI 67200 reviewed the work I did on the case analyses assigned in the course.  In the reflection I cast a critical eye on my application of the ADDIE instructional design model to the cases (as a means of identifying the design problems in each) and to the solutions I suggested.  In my opinion, I would have to say that I had success in some areas and could have done better in others.  For example, I was able to correctly identify the design problems in analyses, but I believe that the solutions I proposed demonstrated my need for further experience, as could be expected from someone at this stage of their career.  One of the lessons I learned in my reflection is that I have to move from description to an appreciation for the nuances of and context in instructional design scenarios.

In the continuum of expertise from novice to expert, I would place myself as an intelligent novice.  I have worked in higher education for well over a decade, but I know I still have a lot to learn.  I also know that one has to always be open to improvement and growth.  I feel my studies in the Learning Design and Technology Program and courses like EDCI 67200 have given me a strong basis from which to proceed and a foundation that can only be improved upon through greater involvement in the discipline.

Meeting the Competency

The artifact selected demonstrates a disposition for life-long learning and continuous professional development in several ways.  The Reflection on Developing Instructional Design Expertise displays a willingness to not only dissect one’s own work but to recognize and acknowledge errors, while giving careful consideration to the ways the work could be improved.  Additionally, life-long learning and an orientation toward continuous professional development is shown through the selection of activities in the personal action plan for continuous development, such as building a greater familiarity with the instructional design literature.

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