[ETEC 578 – Instructional Design & Development] eJournal Entry 2 – “A is for Analysis”

In the ADDIE model the letter “A” is an acronym for Analysis, and in analyzing it is very important to clarify the problems and objectives in your ID performance and identify its actual needs.

Last week, I decided to focus my instructional design project on mobile video microlearning and in creating my performance analysis and needs assessment, I noticed that my biggest problems will be connecting the dots with condensed lessons that may not detail full scale of the curriculum, or worse, not be engaging, organized, or simplistic enough to not lead to confusion. Also, technology performance issues such as problems with lower bandwidth, streaming, and a lack of usability features could disrupt learning and attention spans could cause some problems if not addressed in the planning stages. These issues both are instructional and non-instructional problems that can be streamlined and even corrected by researching the engagement of popular eLearning modules, social media posts, interactive learning experiences online and off, and new creative and innovated approaches to microlearning as a whole.

Troubleshooting as far as technology and online platforms should also be researched and focused on so that in the designing of microlessons, file sizes are not over limit (which may cause streaming and/or downloading disruption), technology standards and education ethics are applied to content and to information shared, and technology capabilities are identified.

Microlearning is a method for teaching and delivering content to learners in condensed bursts where learners are in control of what and when they’re learning. Content for video microlearning can use an array of multimedia that can catch and keep attentions spans enough to facilitate learning in flexible ways that engage the learner. The average attention span of the average learner in 2020 is roughly 90 seconds. Most social media platforms focus on video modules averaging multimedia options to last between 1 minute and 1 minute and 30 seconds. Using video microlearning in 2 minute and under modules give students the ability to easily access learning quickly and in complete standalone lessons or micro-courses that can not only be accessed quickly and from any smart device, but also shared, helping recall and retention. I think focusing on the conveniences, audience, impact and approach within the performance will solve many instructional questions and problems presented.  

[ETEC 527] Week 1: Vanity Search Blog Post

This week of introduction to Web 2.0 and grad school as a whole was very surprising and intriguing to me. I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about what I’ll be learning and what I have already learned. For my first initial vanity search, I went to Google and typed in “Chelse Woods” and “Chelsé Woods” (the correct spelling of my name) and I noticed a few things immediately that I wasn’t expecting to see.

The first thing that I noticed in the search was an IMDb.com link to my work on a film and a web series (‘Carter High Movie’, ‘Washed’ I have official credits on that I didn’t even realize! I knew that I had done work on those projects (and a few more that are not listed), however, I did not know I was officially listed on them. I searched their IMDb profiles for more information and to double check the accuracy. I also noticed information listed from various database sites on my businesses and registration information, as well as information on my business website. I noticed links to my work website and my high school class alumni site, and my LinkedIn. I did not notice any pictures under the image search that were mine immediately, nor did I see any news or shopping articles. Under ‘Videos’ there were links to videos I had created on my website and also on YouTube under my real name.

I think it is very interesting how most of what you put on the internet never goes away. It is always available to be researched and accessed. In my searching there were several other people with my name and with their own digital footprints. I can only image what someone with a more common name or spelling has to go through to stand out in the crowd digitally through search. The more specific the information, the better in setting yourself apart or being able to find what you are looking for.