Analysis is huge part of the ADDIE model. It really shows how important it is to analyze your population and plan for your desired outcome. Analysis has a reputation of being too time-consuming and its positive impacts are often overlooked. Analysis offer the instructor an opportunity to read their audience in order to make the proper decisions in planning a lesson or training. It is true that you cannot know too much about your poplation when using the ADDIE model and instructional design.
This week was a great opportunity to be introduced to a variety of different Instructional Design methods. Many of the methods are very similar and follow guild lines for effective teaching and learning. I think it is important to not get stuck on the specific guidelines of each Instructional Design method and be sure you are comfortable using the different components. I feel that if we as educators focus too much on the format, we can lose valuable teaching time and ability to adapt to our students' needs.
This week in class, we discussed the creation of an E-Portfolio. Five components in planning your E-Portfolio were stressed: Vision Statement, Digital Archive, Reflection, Showcasing and Hyperlinking. Each of these components are essential in planning your E-Portfolio and are key in maintaining your portfolio. I worked on organizing my existing website and tailoring it to the needs of the endorsement class. I look forward to using this E-Portfolio as a place to share, collaborate and showcase technology in my role as an EdTech.