The criteria for satisfying the Communicate Knowledge competency are:
- Communicates effectively in oral and written formats
- Effectively communicates content through the design and delivery of teaching/learning activities that integrate content and pedagogy
- Demonstrates the ability to adapt instruction and assessment techniques to the needs of diverse learners
Artifacts for Communicate Knowledge
- Creating Positive Learning Environments with iPads
- Getting Started with Intune: Video Training to Supplement Technical Documentation
- An Evaluation of Udacity’s ‘Intro to HTML and CSS’ for Boilermaker Advertising Agency
Justification for this Artifact
For the Communicate Knowledge competency, I chose to include multiple artifacts to support my mastery. I chose to include two papers and a functional digital prototype eLearning module.
First requirement: “Communicates effectively in oral and written formats”
I selected my final paper from EDCI 51300: Foundations of Learning Design and Technology. This paper, “Creating Positive Learning Environments with iPads,” goes through a 10 ½ -page analysis of implementations of iPads in classrooms worldwide. It summarizes research from a number of sources, and provides a concise view of the current state of iPad implementations throughout modern learning environments, with a focus on higher education scenarios. I intend to continue to look at ways of implementing technology into learning environments – in fact, it’s part of what I’m currently doing professionally for Windows 10 devices in classroom settings.
Second requirement: “Effectively communicates content through the design and delivery of teaching/learning activities that integrate content and pedagogy”
I have selected the paper prototype assignment from EDCI 56900: Introduction to eLearning. This prototype, “Getting Started with Intune: Video Training to Supplement Technical Documentation,” was constructed to fulfill the specific learning gap presented by documentation-only technical skills learning strategy. Its goal was to find a way to incorporate multimedia learning elements to associate this documentation and add an assessment component to what is otherwise a passive reading experience. I heavily used Horton (2011) and Mager’s (1997) methods in implementation of pedagogy and Merrell’s (2001) competencies to ensure excellence of delivery for all learners in the target audience. I have already used this experience to embed video into technical content that I provide to customers in need of technical help getting mobile devices managed.
Third requirement: “Demonstrates the ability to adapt instruction and assessment techniques to the needs of diverse learners”
I chose the instructional product evaluation from EDCI 57700: Strategic Assessment and Evaluation. The paper, “An Evaluation of Udacity’s ‘Intro to HTML and CSS’ for Boilermaker Advertising Agency,” created a set of tools for analyzing the way a fictional group of non-technical employees could learn complex technical skills quickly. Though the group of employees was not specifically highlighted as being from different departments, the surveys provided to these users are short and easily consumed by individuals with both screen readers and text. The first one addresses feelings from the users, while the second survey asks questions that discuss navigability and the fit and finish of the Udacity website. This type of analysis is something that I will continue to use as I compare my own company’s user interface for accessing docs and training materials against others, to make sure that we avoid making mistakes.