EDIT 6170: Introduction to Instructional Design
After learning about the systems approach to instructional design, as created by Dick, Carey, & Carey, I helped design an instructional unit and lesson for real world implementation. While there was a needs assessment and an evaluation, the focus for this project was on the design process. I worked on a team, the Mega Powers, with Stephen Bridges, Ben Hall, and Chris Nylund; my role was the project manager.
Our lesson was on how to customize charts in Google Spreadsheets. The project website can be found here and the instructional video can be found here. Throughout the process we focused continuously on 2 of the 3 parts of instructional congruency - ensuring that our objectives aligned to the instruction.
If I were to do this project differently, I would have developed an earlier curriculum lesson - such as 1.1 or 2.1 rather than 2.3. The curriculum map serves as an indicator that there was a need for prior knowledge and a building of skills from one lesson to the next in order for the learner to be successful at each lesson stage. We missed an opportunity to truly evaluate congruency because the learners had not demonstrated mastery of prior instructional objectives before completing the lesson that we developed for this project.