This week I will take my own adventure and explore the world of Instructional Design on my own. I was debating between the Assure and Iterative design models as they both place an emphasis on the learner and the audience. As a teacher, I always begin with WHO my audience is and HOW I can best reach them.
My gut was telling me to explore the Iterative Design model as I like to do a lot of thinking and “crazy” idea building before I make a lesson; and sometimes I create the lesson on the spot after some idea popped in to my head - a synergy between the teacher and the class. I look at the Iterative model as kind of like Jazz improvisation - Big Bold Ideas that are continually refined as the ideas flow… and any 2 versions of the lesson delivery could be different based on the audience and the environment. I am excited to get started!
We can think of the iterative design process as a continuous cycle of prototyping, testing, and making adjustments and refinements along the way.
Robert Andreucci is a Science Teacher at Liberty High School. He currently teaches Biomedical Science . He is also a graduate student at Lehigh University studying Instructional Technology. This page represents his thoughts along his journey in TLT 403, Instructional Design at Lehigh.