Microlearning Project

Here, I will walk you through the learning theories, in chronological order, I navigated to address the following problem. You'll notice some are duplicates as I had to revisit them. 

 

Problem:

 

I needed a professional resume for an online instructor and instructional designer. Complete shift! I needed to work on the visual presentation, language and content.

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My life experiences and existing knowledge (schema) influences my approach. I always enjoyed exploring my creativity.  

Problem: I needed a professional resume for as online instructor. and instructional designer. Complete shift! I needed to work on the visual presentation, language and content of it. 

Cognitivism: Not A Blank Slate

My life experiences and existing knowledge (schema) influence my approach. I always enjoyed exploring my creativity.  ​

  • I possessed a BA, and I was competing with those with professional certifications, Masters, PHD's

  • I always enjoyed being creative

  • Submitted to a resume free review: Now, I needed result-based statements

I still wanted more. What was this more and how do I achieve this?

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Constructivism

 My journey to using online creative platforms like Venngage was completely informal.

 

Problem: I needed a professional resume for an online instructor/instructional designer. Complete shift! I needed to work on the visual presentation, language and content. 

Questions

  • What does an online instructor resume look like?

  • Where can I find job postings to cross-reference basic skills?

  • What is the job descriptions?

  • What should be included in a resume?

  • How long should it be?

  • Where can I find help to write a resume? ( generators, free help, templates etc…)

  • How creative do I want to be? ( still professional)

Chaos Theory

"Working Through the Chaos"

It was information overload! All these sites, editing, video, graphics, subscriptions etc.. Everything was indeed connected to everything. At this point...

  • I moved on from the constructivist approach.

  • I made meaningful connections with the material.

  • Decisions on how to link these informational sources.

A Young Woman Writing

Various Perspectives

  • Researched what infographic meant to keep search on track

 

  • Free: A must because I was not in a place to invest a lot

  • Ease of Use: Some with a steep learning curve

    • Similar interfaces helped with learning

    • Allowed me to evaluate my options faster and effectively. 

 

  • Flexibility: Not all sites offered the same quality and quantity of content. Manipulating and adding content was important through the following features.​​

  • Copy, paste

  • Upload, embed

  • Color wheel, palettes

  • Networking, share, publish ( individual links or company site)

  • Search for content within platform

  • Avatars, icons, lines, themes etc…

  • Fonts

  • Grouping, duplicate

What is/isn’t important? 

 

Important: The tools needed to create infographics. ( Create infographics=keyword)

Not Important: No need for video editing/conversion, graphic creation, recording, I bookmarked related sites for later use. 

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Woman at Work

Connectivism: " The  Know Where Mindset"

I explored these sites and amended my search. ( Google)

Compare/Contrast: Cross-Referencing

I could see which were popular.

  • easy to use, free

  • features offered and more

  • experimented with platforms

I learned more about my needs, so I created a more specific search again for: 

  • professional Instructional Designers ( related job fields)

  • other examples of ingenuity

Questioning & Reflecting

I had crated a new understanding. I was the teacher and the students in one. 

  • Experimented

  • Questioned my questions and results ( iterative)

  • Failed a billion times over

  • Generated suggestions (search)

  • Reflect on progress, information

  • Set new goals

  • Constant Evaluation (assess the best tools to use)

Young Woman Making Notes

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