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Interview with an IDer
Transcript of Interview with an IDer
Talking with Ihsan Elkhider, LL.B, MS. Ed
Know models of motivation to "hook" the learners and keep them engaged
Answering the why
Allows the learner to see the importance of instruction
Will help you manage your design projects
There are so many projects and timelines, you need know how to allocate time accordingly
It all comes down to time and money
Needs assessments- because it saves money and time
Face-to-face or e-learning instruction
Curriculum management & curriculum mapping
Project management includes needs assessment and time management
Creation of design
About the IDer
Ihsan Elkhider, LL. B, MS. Ed
Director of Instructional Design
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Resources she supplied:
Regarding Project Management
Applying Learning Theories and Instructional
Design Models for Effective Instruction (author)
Q: What advice do you have for new professionals?
Read and Know about cognitive psychology, sociology and learning theories
Dick and Carey Model
Q: What tasks do IDers do within a typical day or within a given project?
Association for Talent Development (ATD) provides a calculator for project management
Q: What technology tools would you recommend?
There's a lot of technology training beginners need
-so start with something that is easy to learn, with short learning curve.
Technology is just a vehicle, your focus should be on quality of instruction not how fancy it looks.
Technology is not solving the problem, just use it to create exciting learning.
Adobe Dreamweaver (web based)
Can use multiple software and layer them to optimize their capabilities
Q: What other skills are necessary in the field?
Developing skills to communicate and work with passionate and enthusiastic SMEs
Being able to temper SME's focus on content with what you know in order to produce effective instruction for the learner
Stay current in field of education
Emphasis on the need to give learners tools and confidence that they can accomplish objectives and goals
Currently the Director of Instructional Design for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Also works with the Greenville Health System for their education and training needs, as well as partnering with other universities and state government
Continues to create graduate level courses at Florida State
Responsible for training for K12 teachers across Florida-
- example: how to use classroom assessments to produce learning outcomes
Teaches nurse anesthetist students how to develop and deliver professional presentations
Does not have experience working within a corporate setting
This week's discussion:
Reflect on what responsibilities as an IDer you would like do on a daily basis
Reflect on your current set of skills:
What are your strengths?
What are your areas of growth?
Looking at the Keller's ARCS Model, reflect on how and when you could use these approaches with learners.
Mary Wingold, Ashley Thompson, PJ Naber-Irving
Below is an article written by Ihsan and her husband. Within this article the authors discuss the intertwining of learning theories and instructional design models into effective instruction. As Ihsan stated in her interview, staying current within the field of education is necessary to be successful in the field of Instruction Design as the majority of faculty members who teach in higher education fall short in formal training. She describes five principles that can help IDers guide faculty members and/or clients towards a more seamless delivery of their materials.
Five principles of instruction have been identified that promote learning:
1) learners are engaged in solving real-world problems
2) existing knowledge is activated as a foundation for new knowledge
3) new knowledge is demonstrated to the learner
4) new knowledge is applied by the learner
5) new knowledge is integrated into the learner's world
For this week's discussion, reflect and share one of your own past learning experiences or create a potential learning experience that works through these five principles and how these promote learning.
Click the actual link below to open the article