I’ve got a long teaching background in six countries and a versatile career, including experience working in the IT sector, and I’m looking forward to growing into an Instructional Designer, as I’ve got all the transferable skills necessary, and an open mind to learn with each and every project.
With a self-starter attitude, eager to learn and improve both personally and professionally, I have gathered technical skills both working in IT, as well as studying Digital Business at Porto Business School. I have excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills proved as a teacher and most recently as a Ph.D. student in Education at the University of Aveiro.
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From Needs Analysis (TNAs), qualitative (open-question surveys; focus groups; case studies) or quantitative (multiple-choice quiz surveys), to Evaluation (through Analytics (Qualtrics)), there’s a lot that can be planned, designed, evaluated (tracked) and then iterated until one finds the best training solution for a specific class in a given time and context.
As instructional designers, we work more in the Design and Development phase, but it’s important to understand and take into account how the other phases of the process play out.
Analysis/Assessment, Design and Development, Implementation, Evaluation
Perhaps my favourite, the Gagné’s nine events help the outlining of the designing process. It’s similar to a lesson plan and it contains all the steps from creating the receptive mode in students / participants through to eliciting output.
- Gain attention of the students.
- Inform students of the objectives.
- Stimulate recall of prior learning.
- Present the content.
- Provide learning guidance.
- Elicit performance (practice)
- Provide feedback.
- Assess performance.
Model of evaluation with 4 level. There’s no evaluation if there’s no planning.
The 4 levels of the model evaluate:
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Mostly anything that allows Communication, Collaboration – I’m a great team player – Critical Thinking and Creativity. Those are my mojos (if one can have more than one at a time:)).
I work with this framework in my everyday tasks in IT. What more exciting is there than to learn from experiencing real world challenges? You get to learn from a somehow Montessorian perspective and, this means hands-on, intermediated by technology.
This is the most common expression of Learning in companies. The idea is to bring the trainee up to the scenario (the 4 dimensions and 6 levels of the Bloom’s taxonomy helps) especially in the start
The most famous, it’s the methodology that all want to use, namely on mobile learning, for the ease of use
Templates that I use to support my Instructional Designing process can be downloaded here:
It could be called a lesson plan. It is a plan. The plan of the training program. Following the scenario-based learning, every training unit should contain a challenge in the form of a story. Storyboarding also allows for the organization of the training in a visual way, and by dividing it into defined parts, the designer can.
The map allows the visualization of the concept of the training program. The actions that the trainee should perform well will be listed. An example of how to think from the action plan perspective is to focus on the outcome by starting the focus sentence so: “At the end of this training, the trainee will be able to” and then add the desired behavior change that the training aims to transform, as well as the activities that will be practiced and finally the information on those activities.
I’m an expert in Bloom’s taxonomy, especially when it comes to consider the relation of HOTS and LOTS with Howard Gardner multiple intelligences theory (MI) – although this one is not one of my favorites lately, I understand it, and can apply it, if necessary. Mostly, MI can be useful when discussing personalized learning experiences. By following Bloom’s Taxonomy we can transform a given objective into several chunks of content. We then develop matching outcomes for our training and these will be gradually evolving in complexity along the training program. These objectives will be then analyzed in the evaluation phase (see also Kirckpatrick).
Lingua Design is a project that aims to solve a real-life problem: how to combine a life passion (education) with a salary (one that allows living and breathing) without having to control 30+ teen personalities confined in a classroom, ready to explode. It’s quite a corner, I know! This is a big contribution to my change in career focus from teaching to instructional design!
LMS-based content right here on this Lingua Design project, I believe in ecosystems of Personal Learning Environments.
Website (including server side management) with Blog and Podcast integration, as well as e-commerce.)
Art and authorial art portfolio, research methods an education are the inspiration for this website(including server side management)
My YouTube channel – is part of the Lingua Design ecosystem
A project done just for the fun of sharing and experimenting with tools
Tradwiki – dimensões de interculturalidade proporcionadas pelos novos media -Master Thesis (Supervised by Prof. José da Silva Ribeiro, Universidade Aberta, Porto, Portugal)
A major achievement as a lecturer where I could create a great interface for communicating messages of literary texts between German and Portuguese. The creation of a wiki platform allowed each and every one of the students to have their own words when translating literary texts. I created the name Tradwiki within this educational thesis on the web, which is also a milestone (and I can now read innovative 🙂 ) – as I saw it later used then by another translation project website. As I left the University of Leipzig as a lecturer in 2009, the university servers have cleared this project from their database and I haven’t unfortunately made a copy. You can read the thesis here (although it’s already old to serve as an example of relevance in technology).
And I shall be looking forward to develop more projects with you and for you!
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