The following is a reflection on Week 2 of the Instructional Design and eAuthoring module using Gibbs Reflective Cycle.
Week 1 of the new module Instructional Design & e-Authoring commenced. The aim of the module is to enable us to plan, design and develop eLearning resources. The assessment was discussed outlining four key areas:
We discussed group development and annotated bibliography to prepare us for the group part of the assignment. We discussed Tuckman’s Group Stage which I am familiar with i.e. Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. I would associate the Storming stage as the adolescent stage and as a trainer I have first-hand experience of these stages. The difference between the norming and performing is that at the latter learners are working for the welfare of the group as oppose to their own individual needs. This created the foundation for our own group forming and we were divided into our groups for the project.
My group members were Emma, Lorraine and Rachel. We finalised our topic which was gardening and decided on the group name The Good Life.
We were very productive and discussed possibilities for our topic and it varied from microexpressions (my suggestion) to gardening. The group has decided to go with gardening as it would give us more scope. I do have reservations about the subject due to the fact that out of the 4 of us only 1 person could be classed as the SME (Subject Matter Expert). Moreover, my thoughts are that we approach this using a pedagogy then technology approach. Now to the drawing board to do some research and brainstorming.
I’m very excited about this module as this area is currently my Achilles heel. I was also very happy with my group members and look forward to working with them and learning from them. We decided on our group topic – gardening. My favourite was body language but I was happy to go with the majority. I do have reservations about the subject due to the fact that out of the 4 of us only 1 person could be classed as the SME (Subject Matter Expert). Moreover, my thoughts are that we approach this using a pedagogy then technology approach. I am comfortable with the annotated bibliography as this is something I had to do for my degree. Now to the drawing board to do some research and brainstorming.
It was constructive that we got straight into the assessment. Due to the complex nature of the module and the time constraints I think it was beneficial to structure it this way. Furthermore, allowing time for group work was valuable particularly today as we finalised our topic and group name.
It will be interesting to see how our group develops based on Tuckmans Group Development. Based on first impressions I am sure we will avoid the storming stage.
This module will enable us to gain practical skills in web and eLearning resource development and the usage of other tools for eLearning development. We will demonstrate the planning, designing and development of eLearning resources in a group context. The Good Life group was formed with the gardening as the chosen topic.
I must begin my reading for the annotated bibliography.
Hillary, M. (2016). Team Work – Tuckman’s Way. Retrieved 29 October 2015, from http://margarethillary.com/team-work/