In IT800 XA (Instructional Design), I created an instructional module on inserting media in workplace presentations. I picked this topic due to my experiences as a presenter and an employee responsible for receiving outside presentations for delivery at corporate learning events.
In order to design the content, I worked through Dick and Carey instructional design model which uses a systematic design process to develop a goal statement, task analysis, learner analysis, design report (objectives, test items, and instructional strategy), instructional unit, and formative evaluation (1:1 and small group).
In each step of the process, I made modifications to the content based on feedback from fellow classmates, SMEs, and target audience reviewers. I found a large gap in skills between those that I initially interviewed and those that completed my formative evaluation. This was frustrating, but helpful. Because of this activity, I realized the value of having many target audience members a part of the development process. Their feedback allowed me to modify the content to meet the needs of future learners, as well as identify additional training topics for presenters.