Values that inspired "Skillagents.com, a self-paced online course developed to sharpen your instructional design skills"
*No amount of theory, perfect course content, or educational technology can substitute for a genuine interest in the learner’s wellbeing.
2014 is a great time to be an educator.
The good news: you’ve got loads of new online tools at your disposal which are easily available, inexpensive, and have the potential to deliver massive value to your learners, while saving you time and energy.
And this powerful new technology is just going to keep on coming.
The not-so-good: even though technology has given you access to more options than ever for how you’ll design your learning experiences, this tidal wave of new choices can be a double edged sword.
With so much information and hype, learning to sort through these options proactively is a serious challenge you’ll have to face. If you don’t figure this out, you’ll be spinning your wheels, constantly chasing the latest fads and flashy new software, or just as bad, you may be overwhelmed and just ignore what’s happening altogether.
Either way, you won’t be serving your learners, or yourself, as well as you could be. All of this change brings major opportunities – so take advantage of them.
To help you continue progressing as an educator, the first foundation lesson is focused on two key themes: adaptability, and a learner focus.
Adaptability is the key to not just staying on top of the changes that will continue coming your way, but also having the courage to experiment, and step out of your comfort zone. A learner focus will keep you grounded and focused on what really matters, which will ALWAYS be – you guessed it… your learners.