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Brewing beer

  1. 1. Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Beer <br />EDTEC 572- Final Project<br />Summer 2011<br />Melissa Mowat & Tim Reinheimer<br />
  2. 2. Audience<br />The instruction was designed for adults that want to brew their own beer.<br />The audience lacks the skills and knowledge required to brew their own beer.<br />
  3. 3. Problem<br />There is an overload of information regarding the home brewing process.<br />Many are intimidated to try because they feel they must read an entire book, or they must try to interpret incomplete directions. <br />An instructional package was created to give a beginning student a simplified yet complete guide to the home brewing process.<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />TLWBAT converse with the instructor and other students regarding the home brewing process.<br />TLWBAT obtain all the correct materials needed to brew beer.<br />TLWBAT go through the Step-by-Step instruction to produce homemade beer.<br />TLWBAT use a technology of their choice, such as computer or smart phone, at home to successfully complete the module and converse with the instructor and other home brewers. <br />
  5. 5. Design<br />A Google site houses all the information on the course, which includes the Overview, Step-by-Step, and the Appendix.<br />Before starting the brewing process, the student meets with the instructor to review necessary materials and the specifics of the module.<br />Once the students have all the necessary materials they can start the process at their own home on their own schedule. <br />If the students have any issues or complications, they can contact the instructor through a course e-mail or Facebook group, which has been set up so that students can trouble shoot and share insights with each other. <br />
  6. 6. Development<br />The module is broken up into three sections: The Overview, Step-by-Step, and Appendix.<br />The overview explains the basics of brewing, preparation, supplies, cleaning and sanitation.<br />The Step-by-Step guides the learner through the home brewing process with the use of pictures and commentary.<br />The Appendixgives the learner an in depth look at some of the ingredients and intricacies of home brewing.<br />
  7. 7. Development<br />The module was created in PowerPoint then placed in Captivate for navigation. <br />Hot tabs allow a student to quickly <br />move to any place within the module. <br />
  8. 8. Development<br />An Overviewacclimates the beginner to the home brewing process. <br />
  9. 9. Development<br />The Step-by-Step addresses multiple learning styles by giving a visual with commentary. <br />
  10. 10. Development<br />The Appendixis offered as a supplement to help the student understand some of the intricacies of home brewing. <br />
  11. 11. Conceptual Design Principles<br />Clarity- The slides were designed to be understandable and straight to the point. The Overview acclimates the student, the Step-by Step is followed exactly, and the Appendix helps a student fill in the blanks .<br />Relevance- The script and graphics do not digress from the end goal of producing beer, for there is no clutter or superfluous information on the slides. <br />Animation- The slides do not have any moving parts, but transitions of the slides are placed so as to not digress from the focal point.<br />Plot- The information in the module builds a coherent story. First the student meets the instructor, then they are exposed to an Overview, then they follow a Step-by-Step process and finally they are given supplemental information to complete the picture. <br />
  12. 12. Visual DesignPrinciples<br />Contrast- Contrast was created with the different color tabs, highlighted steps, and adjunct colors that are near opposites.<br />Repetition- The format per slide remains the same so that the learner understands the layout as well as the process in a more relevant way. <br />Alignment- Everything is aligned the left during the overview. In the Step-byStepprocess, the pictures are centered for clarity. All of the navigation tabs are located at the bottom of the page. <br />Proximity- The fonts and pictures are in close proximity so the student understands a connected relation. <br />
  13. 13. Implementation- Testing the Module<br />We sent out a copy of our PowerPoint to friends to test the instruction. We asked that the viewers looked through the Overview and the Step-by-Step up until the bottling process. <br />We received positive feedback that assured us that student learners would successfully brew a batch of beer by completing the module. They loved the pictures and details of each step and thought all the information was relevant and necessary.<br />Our testers said they would like a final copy of the module to try at home. <br />We got back useful information that called for some revision:<br />Changed wording to clarify and make more relevant.<br />Add more pictures to slide# to clarify the Step-by-Step process.<br />Change the order of some of theparagraphs.<br />Eliminated passive voice.<br />
  14. 14. Team Reflections<br />No project is ever complete, for feedback informs newfound revisions that help to improve instruction.<br />Implementation and evaluation are some of the most important steps in the ADDIE process for a coherent and successful completion of an instructional package.<br />Reflection on implementation and evaluation help to complete the missing links in design and development. <br />A multitude of feedback is important, for it helps the creators to understand the learners point of view. <br />Constant team communication and collaboration is key to a successful project in EDTEC. <br />