WK 2 Instructional Design Reading Rockets

Instructional Design and Rapid Prototyping: Rising from the Ashes of ADDIE

http://www.dashe.com/blog/elearning/instructional-design-and-rapid-prototyping-rising-from-the-ashes-of-addie/

This blog is easy to read and presents another approach different from ADDIE: Rapid Prototyping. As in the ADDIE model, this Rapid Prototyping goes through steps that are similar. To me, it begins using the Evaluation part a lot sooner than the ADDIE model and involves everyone early on and not later. I believe this is the ADDIE model in a revised version. I like the fact that one is not playing catch up when the project has to be revised again and again.

Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction?

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/12446/

This article is about the different learning styles and modalities used to teach.”Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction? ” I think this all depends on the subject being taught and who the student population is. Like the article stated, one would not give a complete oral description of a Mayan pyramid without showing a picture. Not everything cannot be taught with all three modalities. For example, if teaching a hearing impaired child, one would not use auditory representations of the information to be learned. It would have to be visual or Kinesthetic. If one is teaching a visually impaired child, one is not going to show a picture or some other visual representation of the material to be learned. What if a child is both visually and hearing impaired  One would rely on kinesthetics to introduce subject matter. One cannot focus completely on which modality is best “for the content” if one has an integrated classroom. One has to take into consideration the students’ health issues such as being hearing or visually impaired. One will not teach in the same manner. This was a good article but only included a certain population, those that hear and see.I think this article has left out a population of learners who can and do contribute to society.

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