My Reflection on Developing ID Expertise paper is based on four instructional case studies and my proposed solution(s). I reflect on both the problem finding and problem solving aspects of my solutions.
One of the aspects of this artifact that shows my continuous development is the reflection on the Jack Waterkamp case. This case revolved around getting training ready for a new software product, something I have far too much experience doing. Though I have a large number of techniques for building training on new software, I couldn’t articulate it in a way to made sense. This experience helped me realize that I need to work on taking the things that I intuitively do and figure out ways to explain and teach those items.
Demonstrates the disposition for life-long learning and continuous professional development
This paper also includes an action plan as to how I want to continue to improve my level of expertise as a instructional designer. I’m happy to say that I am working on all the items I mentioned:
- Finish this program: I am one semester away from finishing this program.
- Develop training outside of software training: I am currently working on some internal sales training. Additionally, the audience for my practicum project is the average Salesforce end user, which is not an audience usually develop for.
- Continue attending and speaking at industry conferences: Myself and some of my coworkers recently submitted a proposal to the eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon around BYOD (bring your own device) in the classroom. We are waiting to hear if the proposal is accepted.
This artifact and my continuing to work toward the elements in the action plan I proposed show my continuous professional development.