|Participants and facilitator during training for tour guides in |
Swaziland, through an OER developed by the VUSSC in 2007
- to showcase as part of my e-portfolio well-coordinated lessons learned and challenges encountered to show links and connections in knowledge, skills and attitudes learned through different MIDT courses
- to acknowledge that working on Artifact 11 for the course HMPD6204: Research Project Design on research project proposal has enabled me to synthesise not only previously discrete knowledge acquired from all courses but also learning loops in skills and attitudes which have come to enable me to engage in reflective practice.
- to be in a position of reconceptualising my practice at the Institute of Distance Education from a content-based approach to an interactive, activity-based approach when designing multimedia learning resources.
- to continue to upgrade my very basic knowledge learned through course HMTT6003: Instructional Technology Development Tools, see Artifact 12, this course blog for HMVS 6502 where I have applied my basic skills on basic HTML and using a template to present the learning portfolio. Upon reflection, this was the most frustrating of all the course yet the most rewarding as the visual effect of the product by far outweighs the long and painful process of learning basic HTML and Dreamweaver..
- Effort is being made to reconcile research, theory and practice in web-supported learning through course HMCD6304: Conducting research in instructional design and technology, see project Artifact 13 on Enhancing professional capabilities through participatory web-supported learning design.
For future directions: see my additional storyboarding artifact (still work in Progress) as a recent application of knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired from many MIDT courses. The application of elements from courses converged during scriptwriting/designing a video clip to be used in training IDE tutors for facilitating online learning through involving other tutors in a participatory learning design culture. It is no longer one person designing for learning, but a Community of Practice. I also look forward to my MIDT community to continue to be part of my community of Practice.