Post 1: Graduate Goals

As I begin my third (and final) year as a graduate student in UNC Wilmington’s Instructional Technology program, there are a few goals that I would like to accomplish:

Goal 1: Create a Web Portfolio

Purpose: To exhibit the work and projects that I have completed for my classes, contract positions, and current position as Instructional Technology Facilitator that involves a fair amount of EdTech Coaching.

Goal 2: Create/Edit Professional Social Media Accounts

Purpose: To meet (and learn from) other professionals in the industry, potentially meet future employers and provide multiple access points to my web portfolio as well as my work. To begin, I will most likely use LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Goal 3: Blog

Purpose: To begin writing/blogging about my life and work as I attempt to transition from the role of a IT Facilitator/Teacher to the role of an Instructional Designer. My entries will include different topics that I am studying in the program, different software and hardware that I use/learn to create instruction, balancing my life as a husband/father/student/employee, steps I take to transition from K-12 education to a higher education, corporate, or government setting (I have yet to decide which route I will pursue), and anything else that may inspire my design.

I hope that completing these goals will assist those who are in similar positions as they transition into the role of an Instructional Designer.

Published by dustincrumpdesign

Hello! I am a learning experience designer who loves integrating technology into my work (and non-work). I am looking to consult with subject matter experts to design and develop curriculum for face-to-face and online courses. When designing eLearning solutions, I will typically perform a front-end analysis that guides my creation of sound learning objectives. Second, I will design then develop learning activities that maintain congruency with the objectives created during the front-end analysis. After deciding the most effective method of implementation, I deliver the eLearning in the most logical method possible. Upon clients request, I will evaluate the eLearning solution and revise as needed in order to produce the most quality learning possible. (See ADDIE framework for more information.) It is important to mention that I also have experience in developing computer-based, video-based, and mobile-based learning experiences that display my solid foundation of Multimedia Learning Principles. In my spare time, I engage in creating different design projects by utilizing with a variety software programs. Currently, I’m interested in expanding my skills regarding user experience design due to it’s impact on learning outcomes. I look forward to connecting with you!

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