My internship took place at William Paterson University with the University's (Instruction & research technology) department. I served under Dr. Gamin Bartle, the director of IRT. Dr. Bartle desired to design a Faculty Development training course. This course provided faculty with a better understanding of equity and inclusion in the online classroom. To this end, I worked as the ID, and Dr. Bartle served as the SME.
This was a ground-up build with a subject I had no experience with. Keep in mind that lack of knowledge, I decided to use the ADDIE model to complete the build of this program. During the Analysis phase of my design, I spent a lot of time learning about equity and inclusion in online classrooms. Suppose my design was to support this type of instruction, I want to be sure to include those lessons in my design. So, I created the Design in Blackboard.
This was my first attempt at building a learning design from the ground up. I found it to be challenging. Learning a new subject matter and figuring out a proper way to implement the project was exciting. During the assessment assignment phase, I realized that assessment was a weak point for me. This made me endeavor to understand assessment in an instructional design better. I found a better grasp of assessment by going back over various points from lessons and texts from past classes and conversations with Dr. Bartle and Dr. Grant. U
Ultimately I concentrated on a Summative Evaluation. I was looking for weakness in my overall design.
Through my design and development phases, I learned that working from the point of collaboration is often best in these designs. For example, as Dr. Bartle shared various materials on creating an equitable classroom, I'd research the topics for the different modules. This allowed me to be more informed and make suggestions to Dr. Bartle.
After my internship ended, I worked with Dr. Bartle to refine my initial build. I finalized the Design in January. Implementation will be early next month. Once the initial faculty class has taken the program, I look forward to working with Dr. Bartle on the Evaluative phase and tweaking the design based on our findings.
While my internship was my first ground-up design, the challenges I faced and the collaborative approach I had to the project made working on a design for which the material was foreign a gratifying experience.