Learning Objectives of this activity
Learners will be able to
- Synthesize 4 Instructional Design Models found in Gustafson & Branch (2002) book.
- Represent their synthesis of the Instructional Design process model in a concept map format. The map will exemplify the format where each node represents a concept and where a link between two nodes represents the relationship between the concepts.
- Use a concept mapping tool (e.g. Google Drawing) to draw the synthesized model and publish it to the web.
- Compare and contrast one’s own model with those of peers.
As a classroom teacher, I chose to focus my attention on the models geared towards that setting. While I did feel that there were moments of clarity gained by mapping out the ideas within each model, I was also taken aback by how complicated they can look on paper. Much like Professor Freed’s PB&J example (I used to use the same activity in my labs, something that seems simple can end up appearing complex when care is taken to mention details.
I used bubbl.us for my concept map. Although I like the tool, I am a bit unsure of how to present the results here, so I will go with overkill.
- Here is a link to my published Google Doc. I had to limit the pixels, so it is not as readable.
- Here is the link to the document on bubbl.us
- (the bubbl.us link works much better)