This is a problem-oriented portfolio that focuses on improving my Instructional Design (ID) practice at the Institute of Distance Education, in the University of Swaziland. As part of the portfolio, a number of challenges that I face will be outlined, alongside the strategies I have been learning on how to tackle such challenges while studying towards the MIDT.In a time of drastic change it is the learners who will inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists, (Hoffer, E. 1902-1983).
To structure my portfolio, I will present the artifacts for the following related courses as separate links:
1. Designing of web-supported learning informed by relevant learning theories, ID models and current trends in the area of designing for learning with technology (see Artifacts 1, 2, 3 & 4)
2. Participatory learning culture and application through Group Projects (see Artifacts 5, 6 & 7)
3. Team building from designing for web-supported learning phase through professional development to enhance professional performance (see Artifacts 8, 9 & 10)
4. Research related to web-supported learning and final consolidation of learning processes, (see Artifacts 11, 12, 13 & 14).
Thereafter, learning pathways will be indicated as iterative loops that integrate the various levels and components of my practice through each artifact as follows:
-the contribution of each artifact in improving my practice
-new tools and techniques learned
-relevant conceptual and theoretical models
-new lessons or awareness gained through feedback and reflections
-then my empowerment through a dedicated Reflection link which synthesises lessons learned from all MIDT courses.