Daily Bookmarks 05/14/2008
The Many Hats of an Instructional Designer
Matching game about skills for instructional designers
Sage Advice on Wiki Adoption: Keys to Success
Best practices for wiki adoption in organizations:
- Start with what you already do
- Don’t mandate–let it grow naturally
- Invite Senior Leadership
- Find the Champions
- Practice what you preach
In the Wild « Web2.0 in High School
Observations from the beginning of a high school project with Ning, Animoto, and Flickr. Most of the insight is around how Ning facilitates conversations between students and lets the teacher join the discussion. Students are engaged with Ning; they are personalizing their spaces and giving each other constructive feedback.
The ability for teachers to understand and add value to the comment ‘back channel’ is a key skill for the ‘connected teacher’. Anyone can swap an writing pad for a blog, there is no value in that. The back channel is the conversation, and is the heartbeat of thought.
I can’t think of another way in which teachers can get such immediate access to the ‘thinking’ process that is playing out in front of them.
Instructional Technology Program > Student Resources > Instructional Designer Skills
An old (1995) list of skills for instructional designers, very focused on the corporate training side of the field. I wonder why there’s so little here about working with others; communication skills are kind of tacked on the end of the list as an afterthought. Communicating and collaborating with SMEs is such a big part of instructional design that I’m surprised that’s never mentioned here.
Mnemograph: Web Based Timeline Software
Free tool to create online Flash-based interactive timelines.