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As I was going through my framework for instructional design, I got to thinking, what would get in the way of us designing instruction? Our abilities? End-users? Bosses, corporate culture, fellow employees? Tools? Our thoughts about what’s acceptable or good…or good enough? Funding? Headcount? Time? No real evidence that what we create will effect change? Lack of clear organizational benefits?
I suppose it could be any or all of these things.
The framework lists the things that I think are important to know and understand to create e-learning (which I am equating with designing instruction). But, just because you know these things doesn’t mean a clear path opens up in front of you for which you have an unobstructed journey to instructiondom (that’s not a word…I just made it up, but I hope you catch my drift).
One of the big things that gets in my way is ideas. I seem to go in spurts. Some days, ideas are flowing from me like Old Faithful and other days I can’t seem to think of a decent idea if my life depended on it. I get stuck thinking, “Sure, that cool e-learning I just saw that some other creative person created looks great for what they’re doing, but it just doesn’t work for my topic.” Oh sure, I have tons of resources that are supposed to be “inspirational” sources, but they so often miss the mark. Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m not happy unless my idea is “award-winning” caliber. Maybe I get in my own way.
I would love to hear what others think.
What gets in your way?
Share your thoughts. I’ll be I’m not the only one that would like to hear what you have to say.
until next time…Keep on Crusading!