Design Process Reflection

My design process was informed by my previous experience as a K-12 and university instructor. I always start the design process by identifying the terminal learning objectives, followed by the enabling objectives, which follows industry best practices. Next, as indicated by the Alignment Matrix, I decide how I will assess the learners. While there are many different assessment methods, some lend themselves towards certain topics or content. The fill-in-the-blank assessment I designed was a deliberate choice based on the knowledge learners needed to display. Once I have picked the assessment types, I design the Absorb, Do, and Connect activities for each enabling objective. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) states that it is important to have at least two of the three learning styles presented for each set of information that is presented to learners. By designing the Absorb, Do, and Connect activities for one learning objective at a time, I can focus on varying the style of learning that is presented. Ideally, I can touch on all three.