The project above was developed as an instructional system to fulfill an instructional need scenario in which a professor wished to develop instructional systems in which undergraduate IDT students could learn about different methods/processes for developing instruction. The topic of Theme Based Instruction was chosen and the Smith and Ragan Design Process Model was used to develop this instructional module. This project was a collaborative group project in which my partner and I divided the tasks to fulfill each part of the design process model. It was a very rewarding experience not only in teaching me more about online group collaboration, but also to develop a pure "stand alone" instructional system using the Smith and Ragan process model.
As an instructional designer my focus is the design and development of effective online instruction, interactive learning objects, instructional alignment and the visual aspects of instructional materials. Specifically, how the inclusion of visuals within instruction can help facilitate learning.