Instructional Design Portfolio

The information and links on this page are for my instructional design portfolio. Each link takes you to examples of the work I did for each class. This portfolio was created as part of the required curriculum for the graduate-level online Instructional Design Certification program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. I earned my graduate certificate in May 2020.

EDUC 765: Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

This is the first of four classes for the Instructional Design Certification program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.  The Trends and Issues in Instructional Design course provided an introduction to learning theory, instructional design models, and the instructional design and development process. I studied many variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, and how to reinforce learning.

EDUC 766: Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods

This is the second of four classes for the Instructional Design Certification program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.  The Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods course covered the following information:

  • How objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment are linked. The critical nature of triangulation.
  • The importance of sequencing material at the various levels of instructional objectives, lessons, and topics.
  • Instructional strategies: when and how to include activities for direct instruction, practice, and transfer of learning. Examples include narrated PowerPoint, video, podcasts, and screen casts, drill and practice, case studies, self-assessments, games, scenarios, and simulations.
  • Assessing learning: methods for traditional and alternative assessments, including authentic assessments, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, e-portfolios, tests and mini-quizzes for self-paced tutorials. The role of feedback in learning.
  • How assessment informs evaluation. Appropriate use of formative and summative data for decision-making and future development.

EDUC 767: Designing Computer-based Training (CBT)

This is the third of four classes for the Instructional Design Certification program at University of Wisconsin – Stout. In the Designing Computer-based Training (CBT) course I learned how to:

  • Identify the components and instructional theories of well-designed CBT when creating self-paced learning products.
  • Articulate a basic understanding of the history of CBT.
  • Apply principles of interface design and usability testing and address cultural needs and diversity in CBT design.
  • Apply the components and instructional theories of well-designed CBT when creating self-paced learning products.

EDUC 768: Project Management for Instructional Design

This is the fourth of four classes for the Instructional Design Certification program at University of Wisconsin – Stout.  The project management processes, practices, artifacts, inputs, and outputs are fully transferable to any project in any field or discipline. In the Project Management for Instructional Design class I learned how to:

  • Break down the project management process and relate it to the instructional development process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and application of components of the initiation phase by producing deliverables for the phase.
  • Assess the value of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and create a WBS.
  • Develop detailed schedules for instructional development projects.
  • Select and organize the resources necessary for successful project completion.
  • Plan and apply the steps in project closure.
  • Adapt project management and instructional design principles to scale single projects to multi-course production models.

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