Determining the right strategy is one of the most difficult stages in training because the outcome depends on the chosen strategy.
I still believe that this method of learning will not accommodate special ed learners
I've never thought about learning. I think these 5 steps are really worthy and have a right to exist. However if you won't use them you will also reach your goals but will probably spend more time. My favorite step is the 4th one. Usually I make plans for everything and this is not a problem for me.
Wes Kieshshnick instructed a seminar that I attended several weeks ago. He is by far one of the most interesting professional development instructors whom I've encountered in the last 30 years (both as a teacher and previously in international industrial operations management).
Instructional Design is the essence of what separates Tier 1 universities from public universities these days. Why not give everyone a tier 1 education? It just involves implementing these tools enumerated on Wes' websites and blogs.
By the way, having witnessed his work firsthand, I highly recommend having Wes come instruct in person.
I how this five step approach is broken down. I do believe in them all, but the one that resonates with me is Plan For Success. Especially in the begining of Masterin Blended Learning. It can seem overwhelming in the beginning. You have to learn the new tools and how to successfully blend them into your lessons. I have been using a lot of the mentioned tools for years which makes it easier to have choices for the students and not worry so much about how the tools work or what might go wrong.
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